Faculty Members ISHIKAWA Nao

  • Environment


Associate Professor

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • [Doctoral Program] Systems Innovation Engineering

Degrees Obtained

  • Doctorate (Agriculture)

Fields of Research

  • Environmental science
  • Soil science


  • March 1999: Graduated from Agricultural Production and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University
  • March 2001: Completed Agricultural Production and Environmental Engineering Master’s Program, Graduate School of Agriculture, Iwate University
  • March 2004: Completed Doctoral program, United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University
  • April 1, 2003 - March 31, 2005: Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2010: Post-doctoral Fellow, National Institute for Radiological Sciences
  • April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2016: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
  • April 1, 2016 - present: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Iwate University

Research Themes

Understanding of the behaviors of pollutants in soil-water environments and the development of the environmental protection measurements

Water pollution is linked to soil pollution and soil pollution is linked to water pollution. Moreover, such pollution can affect plants, animals, and organisms living there. I study the behavior of a variety of pollutants in soil and water environments, which is used for assessing adverse effects to organisms living in the water environments and suggesting the findings to enhance environmental protection. There are a lot of substances such as radioactive materials and antibiotics, which affect the ecosystem and humans. It is important to know the behaviors of these substances in the environments to protect the environment.

Teaching Philosophy

I foster students and graduates with a broad chemical knowledge related to the environments of the hydrosphere, the sphere of daily life, etc., who are able to utilize that knowledge to proactively tackle a variety of problems.