People

Erika Tanaka (Visiting Researcher)

Educational Background

April 2012 to March 2016: Undergraduate student, Energy and Environment course, Department of Systems Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

April 2016 to March 2018: Master course student, Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

April 2018 to March 2021 (expected): Doctoral course student, Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

 

Areas of Interests

- Geochemistry (Based on chemical compositions, Nd-Sr isotopes, and Os isotope)

- Paleoceanography (Deep-sea bottom currents, Record in pelagic sediments)

- Paleoclimatology (Early Paleogene greenhouse-earth)

- Oceanic resources (REY-rich mud)

 

Project/Grant

April 2018 to March 2021: Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). “Elucidation of the relationship between the spatiotemporal distribution of rare earth elements and yttrium (REY)-rich mud and environmental change based on multi-isotopic ratios”

 

Lab Experience

- Analysis of major and trace elements, and radiogenic isotopes (Nd, Sr, and Os isotope) 

- 6-year lab work experience in Level 100 cleanroom

- 6-year experience of operation of thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS), multi-collector ICP-MS (MC-ICP-MS), ICP-QMS, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), and X-ray diffraction (XRD)


Research Gate

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Erika_Tanaka8


Publication list

Articles published in academic journals

1. Tanaka, E., Nakamura, K., Yasukawa, K., Mimura, K., Fujinaga, K., Ohta, J., Iijima, K., Nozaki, T., Machida, S., Kato, Y. (2020) Chemostratigraphic correlations of deep-sea sediments in the western North Pacific Ocean: A new constraint on the distribution of mud highly enriched in rare-earth elements. Minerals, 10, 575. https://doi.org/10.3390/min10060575 

2. Tanaka, E., Nakamura, K., Yasukawa, K., Mimura, K., Fujinaga, K., Iijima, K., Nozaki, T. and Kato, Y. (2020) Chemostratigraphy of deep-sea sediments in the western North Pacific Ocean: Implications for genesis of mud highly enriched in rare-earth elements and yttrium. Ore Geology Reviews, 119, 103392. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2020.103392

3. Yasukawa, K., Kino, S., Azami, K., Tanaka, E., Mimura, K., Ohta, J., Fujinaga, K., Nakamura, K., and Kato, Y. (2020) Geochemical features of Fe-Mn micronodules in deep-sea sediments of the western North Pacific Ocean: Potential for co-product metal extraction from REY-rich mud,  Ore Geology Reviews https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2020.103805

4. Yasukawa, K., Ohta, J., Miyazaki, T., Vaglarov, B. S., Chang, Q., Ueki, K., Toyoma, C., Kimura, J-I., Tanaka, E., Nakamura, K., Iijima, K., Iwamori, H and Kato, Y. (2019) Statistic and isotopic characterization of deep‐sea sediments in the western North Pacific Ocean: Implications for genesis of the sediment extremely enriched in rare earth elements. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 3402-3430. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008214 

5. Yasukawa, K., Ohta, J., Mimura, K., Tanaka, E., Takaya, Y., Usui, Y., Fujinaga, K., Machida, S., Nozaki, T., Iijima, K., Nakamura, K. and Kato, Y. (2018) A new and prospective resource for scandium: Evidence from the geochemistry of deep-sea sediment in the western North Pacific Ocean. Ore Geology Reviews, 102, 260-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.09.001

 

Other published contents

1. Thomas, D.J., Röhl, U., Childress, L.B., and the Expedition 378 Scientists (2020) Expedition 378 Preliminary Report: South Pacific Paleogene Climate. International Ocean Discovery Program. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.pr.378.2020

 

Presentations at international conferences

1. Tanaka, E., Yasukawa, K., Ohta, J., Nakamura, K., Ravizza, G. and Kato, Y. Marine Os Isotope Record during the Eocene Hyperthermals in the Indian Ocean: Implication for Continental Silicate Weathering Feedback. Goldschmidt 2020, June 21–26, Virtual.

2. Ursula Röhl, Deborah J Thomas, and Laurel Childress and the Expedition 378 Science Party. IODP Expedition 378 South Pacific Paleogene Climate: New high-resolution high-latitude Cenozoic Section. EGU2020-8872, EGU General Assembly 2020. Virtual.

3. Tanaka, E., Nakamura, K., Yasukawa, K., Fujinaga, K., Machida, S., Nozaki, T. and Kato, Y. Chemostratigraphic Correlation of REY-Rich Mud Cores in the Western North Pacific Ocean. Goldschmidt Abstracts 2019, 3307. August 22, Barcelona, Spain, Oral.

4. Kato, Y., Yasukawa, K., Nakamura, K., Fujinaga, K., Takaya, Y., Ohta, J., Tanaka, E., Mimura, K., Iijima, K., Machida, S. and Nozaki, T. REY-Rich Mud: An Overview from Scientific and Engineering Perspectives. Goldshmidt 2019, August 22, Barcelona, Spain (Oral).

5. Tanaka, E., Yasukawa, K., Nakamura, K., Miyazaki, T., Vaglarov, B., Ohta, J., Fujinaga, K., Iwamori, H. and Kato, Y. Downhole variation of REY-rich mud in the western North Pacific Ocean based on bulk chemical composition and Nd-Sr isotopic ratios. Goldschmidt Abstracts 2018, 3307. August 17, Boston, USA, Oral.

6. Yasukawa, K., Kawarabata, C., Tanaka, E., Mimura, K., Nakamura, K., Fujinaga, K. and Kato, Y. A quantitative constraint on the distribution of extremely REY-rich mud based on mass balance calculations of Nd in the ocean. Goldschmidt 2018, August 17, Boston, USA., Oral.

7. Tanaka, E., Yasukawa, K., Nakamura, K., Miyazaki, T., Vaglarov, B., Ohta, J., Koichiro, F., Iwamori, H. and Kato, Y. The origin of deep-sea sediments in the western North Pacific Ocean based on neodymium and strontium isotopic ratios. Goldschmidt Abstracts 2017, 2491. August 16, Paris, France, Oral.

8. Yoshihara, Y., Ozawa, K., Ariu, K., Takao, Y., Nomura, S., Seungju, S. and Tanaka, E. Monitoring of natural disaster based on synthetic aperture radar satellite in southeast Asia. International Astronautical Congress 2017, IAC-17. E6.1.9, September 26, Adelaide, Australia, Oral.

9. Tanaka, E., Yasukawa, K., Nakamura, K., Miyazaki, T., Ohta, J., Koichiro, F., Iwamori, H. and Kato, Y. The origin of seafloor surface sediment in the western North Pacific Ocean. Goldschmidt Abstracts 2016, 3060. June 29, Yokohama, Japan, Oral

10. Kusuno, H., Matsuzaki, H., Nagata, T., Miyairi, Y., Yokoyama, Y., Ohnokouchi, N., Tanaka, E., and Kawamoto, M. Tracing the iodine source of marine biota using iodine 129 isotopic ratio. Goldschmidt Abstracts 2016, 1647. June 30, Yokohama, Japan, Poster

11. Tanaka, E., and Matsuzaki, H. (2015) The analysis of the iodine form in seawater by ion chromatography and AMS. The 6th East Asia AMS Symposium, 7, October 6, Taipei, Taiwan, Oral.

 

Awards

1. Student presentation award, Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019, Japan Geoscience Union. May 2019.

2. Student presentation award, 35th Meeting Forum, The Rare Earth Society of Japan. May 2019.

3. Student Travel Award for J-DESC Workshop “Future for Oceanic Drilling”, Japan Drilling Earth Science Consortium. March 2018.

4. Tamaki Award of Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. March 2018. (Academic Excellence)

5. Hatakeyama Award 2016 of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, March 2016. (Academic Excellence)

6. Dean Award of Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. March 2016. (Social Contribution)


Research Cruises

1. International Ocean Discovery Program, Expedition 378, South Pacific Paleogene Climate, January 3 to February 6, 2020.

2. YK19-05S, Around Minamitorishima Island, Understanding the nature of Lithosphere–Asthenosphere Boundary and Plate flexure by petit-spot volcanism, April 19 to April 28, 2019.

3. Shinkai 6500: 6K Dive #1543, April 23, 2019.

4. KM17-14C, Around Minamitorishima Island and Takuyo Daigo Seamount, December 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

5. YK17-11C, Around Minamitorishima Island, May 29 to June 14, 2017.

6. MR16-07, Around Minamitorishima Island, November 1 to November 25, 2016.


Core School/Summer School

1. The Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology (USSP), Urbino, 2019, July 9 to July 26, 2019

2. J-DESC Core School, Core Basic Analysis Course, Kochi, March 14 to March 17, 2019.

3. J-DESC Core School, Paleomagnetism Course, Kochi, August 28 to August 30, 2018.

4. J-DESC Core School, Logging Course (Basic/Advance), July 18 to July 20, 2018.


Others

-Japan Boat's Operator Licence (1st)

-Joining Lifesaving activities at the beach in Japan

-Long-distance paddleboard/surf ski race (Amami Sea Kayak Marathon Virtual 2020, Molokai 2 Oahu 2020 Virtual, Coolangatta Gold 2020)

-Technical Official at Lifesaving World Championship 2016, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and 2018 in Adelaide, Australia