Profiles and Activities


Kenji NANBA(Professor)
Affiliated Specialty Division Division of Environment System Management
Specialized Field of Study Environmental Microbiology, Geomicrobiology
Final Academic Background Tokyo University, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences
Academic Degree PhD(University of Tokyo)

Courses In Charge

Introduction to Soil and Soil Pollution Control Science
 Physics, chemistry and biology of soil with reference to anthropogenic contamination and its counter measures. A laboratory course that includes some part of the soil analysis introduced in the lecture follows in the next semester.

Main Research

Environmental Microbiology

Introduction of Laboratory

Microbial ecology and environmental chemistry of soil, river and groundwater

Recent Writings, etc.

1. NANBA, K. (2004) Placebo-like response observed in local residents' activities for the environment, Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on Geo-Environments and Geo-Technics. pp273-278.
2.  Nanba, K., King, G. M. and Dunfield, K. (2004) Analysis of facultative lithotroph distribution and diversity on volcanic deposits using the large sub-unit of ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70(4): .2245-2253.
3. Takeuchi, M., Nanba, K., Furuya, K., Nirei, H. and Yshida. M. (2004) Natural groundwater of a gas field utilizable for a bioremediation of trichloroethylene-contamination. Environmental Geology 45:891-898.