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Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Resources Engineering

Overview


Arata Kioka (喜岡 新) is currently an Assistant Professor (Tenured Faculty) at the Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan. He earned a Sc.D. degree in the Earth and Planetary Science from The University of Tokyo in Summer 2016. Arata joined Kyushu University in Summer 2019, after postdoctoral research at Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI) of The University of Tokyo where he had been a student in 2011–2016, Lomonosov Moscow State University in Summer–Fall 2016, and the University of Innsbruck in 2016–2019. Arata is broadly interested in the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Discrete Mechanics, and Colloid & Interface Science, through a combination of approaches, including experiment, numerical computation, theoretical studies, data processing, and sea-going observations.


Background

Sc.D., 7/2016, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Place & Year of Birth: Nagoya (Japan), 1988.

7/2019 – present Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan
(Tenured in 4/2021)
12/2016 – 6/2019 Institut für Geologie, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck (UIBK), Austria/EU
FWF Project Postdoctoral Researcher
8/2016 – 11/2016 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Uchida Postdoctoral Researcher for Ocean Science
7/2016 – 9/2016 Department of Geocryology, Lomonosov Moscow State University (МГУ), Russian Federation
Visiting Research Fellow (ArCS Research Capacity Building Fellow)
5/2013 – 3/2016 Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Graduate Student Research Assistant
3/2015 Department of Petroleum Geology, Lomonosov Moscow State University (МГУ), Russian Federation
STEPS Visiting Student Researcher
9/2013 – 2/2015 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Research Assistant

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Discrete Mechanics, and Colloid & Interface Science, including but not limited to: nanobubbles, geocryology, oceanic trenches/hadal trenches, granular media, turbulent combustion, and submarine mud volcanism. My current projects combine different disciplines and methodologies, including experiments, numerical computation, theoretical studies, data processing, and sea-going observations.

I am always seeking for Early Career Researchers (Postdocs and Graduate students) enthusiastic about (Geo)cryology, Granular Media, Interface science, Marine Geoscience, or (Geo)science/(Geo)engineering in general, to have fun in working their new and challenging studies with me. If you would like to join the amazing Kyushu University, please find more information on the Admission webpages (e.g., JSPS Fellowships and University) and email me.


Selected Corresponding-authored Publications

  • Kioka, A.* & Nakagawa, M. Theoretical and experimental perspectives in utilizing nanobubbles as inhibitors of corrosion and scale in geothermal power plant. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF = 14.98; 2020) 149, 111373 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.rser.2021.111373
  • Isaev, V. S., Koshurnikov, A. V., Pogorelov, A., Amangurov, R. M., Podchasov, O., Sergeev, D. O., Buldovich, S. N., Aleksyutina, D. M., Grishakina, E. A. & Kioka, A.* Cliff retreat of permafrost coast in south-west Baydaratskaya Bay, Kara Sea, during 2005–2016. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 30, 35–47 (2019). doi:10.1002/ppp.1993 [TOP DOWNLOADED PAPER 2018–2019 in Permafrost and Periglacial Processes]
  • Kioka, A.*, Tsuji, T., Otsuka, H. & Ashi, J. Methane concentration in mud conduits of submarine mud volcanoes: A coupled geochemical and geophysical approach. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20, 792–813 (2019). doi:10.1029/2018GC007890 [TOP DOWNLOADED PAPER 2018–2019 in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems]
  • Kioka, A.*, Schwestermann, T., Moernaut, J., Ikehara, K., Kanamatsu, T., McHugh, C. M., dos Santos Ferreira, C., Wiemer, G., Haghipour, N., Kopf, A. J., Eglinton, T. I. & Strasser, M. Megathrust earthquake drives drastic organic carbon supply to the hadal trench. Scientific Reports 9, 1553 (2019). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-38834-x [Press release] [Live Science] [TOP 100 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS: Earth Science papers in 2019]
  • Kioka, A.* & Ashi, J. Episodic massive mud eruptions from submarine mud volcanoes examined through topographical signatures. Geophysical Research Letters 42, 8406–8414 (2015). doi:10.1002/2015GL065713 [DATA]

Full Publications

Click HERE for a complete list of publications

Teaching

*Classes taught outside Kyushu University

Fall & Winter 2022 Introduction to Thermodynamics
Undergraduate (Japanese)
Fall & Winter 2020–2022 Earth Science and Technology, Experiments: II
Undergraduate (Japanese)
Fall & Winter 2021–2022 Earth Systems Engineering Internship
Undergraduate, Co-teaching (Japanese)
Spring & Summer 2020–2022 Earth Science and Technology, Experiments: I
Undergraduate (Japanese)
Spring & Summer 2021–2022 CL4: International Environmental System Engineering IV
Graduate, Co-teaching (English)
Summer 2022 Earth Resources Engineering A
Graduate, Co-teaching (Japanese)
Spring & Summer 2020–2021 Environmental Geoscience: I
Undergraduate, Co-teaching (English)
Winter 2019 & Fall 2020 Introduction to Earth Resources, Marine System and Civil Engineering: II
Undergraduate, Co-teaching (Japanese)
*Fall 2020 Geothermal Energy
Colorado School of Mines, USA (Zoom)
Fall 2020 Resources Management: I
Graduate, Co-teaching (English)
Fall 2019 Cooperative Resources Engineering Special Lecture: III
Graduate, Co-teaching (English)

Student Advisee

(Co-)Supervision of Master's Thesis

Completed 2022 2 students (100%): Combustion, Colloid & Interface Science
Completed 2021 2 students (90%; with M. Nakagawa): Colloid & Interface Science, Social Science
Completed 2020 1 student (50%; with M. Nakagawa): Colloid & Interface Science
1 student (<10%): Geothermics
Completed 2019 1 student (40%; with M. Strasser): Sedimentology

(Co-)Supervision of Bachelor's Thesis

Expected 2023 1 student (80% with Y. Yamada): Granular Materials/Planetary Engineering
1 student (80% with Y. Yamada): Colloid & Interface Science
Completed 2022 1 student (100%): Colloid & Interface Science
1 student (90%; with Y. Yamada): Coal Science
1 student (40%; with Y. Yamada): Geoinformatics
Completed 2021 3 students (<10%): Geothermics
Completed 2020 2 students (40%; with M. Nakagawa): Heat & Mass Transfer, Interface Science

Outreach & Media (2019–)

3/2022 Departmental visiting lecture at Okayama Municipal Kasaoka High School
Let's explore ultra-deep seafloor — last frontier on Earth’s surface!
8/2021 Virtual campus tour (Open campus) at School of Engineering
7/2021 University's visiting lecture at Meiji Gakuen High School
School of Engineering of Kyushu University: New enrollment system & What we study
1/2021 Departmental visiting lecture at Miyazaki Municipal Nichinan High School
Introduction to Space resources
10/2020 Sangyo Shimbun (Japanese)
Kyushu University Team's discovery: Nanoscopic bubbles can mitigate steel corrosion
8/2020 Virtual campus tour (Open campus) at School of Engineering
8/2019 Campus tour (Open campus) at School of Engineering
2/2019 Live Science
A Single Earthquake Can Move Millions of Tons of Carbon into Earth's Deepest Trenches

Professional Service

Outside University

4/2021 – present S&T Investigator
MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), Japan
Center for S&T Foresight and Indicators, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
10/2019 – present Elsevier Advisory Panel | Elsevier, Netherlands
5/2019 – 3/2021 S&T Investigator
MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), Japan
Science and Technology Foresight Center, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Review Board 1 governmental organisation (Non-domestic)
1 funding organisation (Non-domestic)
Review for Journals (reviewed ≥ 2 manuscripts) Science of The Total Environment; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer; Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering; Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering; Corrosion and Materials Degradation; Water; Marine Georesources & Geotechnology; Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A;
Geophysical Research Letters; Geobiology; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface; Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences; Marine and Petroleum Geology; Marine Geology; Environmental Earth Sciences

At University

4/2021 – present Public relations committee, School of Engineering/Gr.4
4/2021 – present Public relations committee, Dept. of Earth Resources Engineering

Contact Me


H6W9+9F Fukuoka, Japan

Phone: +81 (0)92 802 3343

Email: kioka@mine.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Room 438, Bldg. West 2
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Last Update: 10 June 2022

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