International  Center  for  Isotope  Effects  Research

Nanjing University

Dr. Fumihiro Matsu’ura

Position: Research Associate

Office: B-215

E-mail: matsuura.f@nju.edu.cn

 

Reasearch interest: sulfur isotope geochemistry including,1) Elucidating sulfur isotope fractionation mechanism of microbial sulfate reduction,2) Reconstruction of paleo-oceanic environment using sulfur isotope and XAFS analyses.

Education

2013-2016 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences

2007-2010 The University of Tokyo, M.S. in Earth and Planetary Science

2003-2007 Kobe University, B.S. in Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

Employment

2021-present Research Associate, International Center for Isotope Effects Research

2020-present Affiliated Scientist, Earth Life Science Institute

2019-2021 Researcher, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

2017-2019 Technical assistant, Earth Life Science Institute

2016-2017 Postdoctoral researcher, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2010-2012 IT Engineer, Japanese IT company

 

Research

My research focuses on sulfur isotope geochemistry including 1) Elucidating sulfur isotope fractionation mechanism of microbial sulfate reduction, 2) Reconstruction of paleo-oceanic environment using sulfur isotope and XAFS analyses.

Courses taught

2013-2016 Teaching assistant, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Awards and honors

n.a.

 

Invited Presentations or Testimony

Fumihiro Matsuura, Ryoichi Nakada, Yusuke Sawaki, Yuichiro Ueno, Masafumi Saitoh, Iori Kajitani, Tomohiro Usui: The micro-scale speciation analyses of sulfur in the Ediacaran limestones: Implications for diagenetic mobilization of sulfur species, JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting, 2021

 

Social Activities 

Local Organizing Committee, 64th Annual Meeting of Geochemical Society of Japan (2017 Tokyo)

 

Publication

1. Matsu'ura, F., Sunamura, M., Ueno, Y., & Urabe, T. Influence of cell's growth phase on the sulfur isotopic fractionation during in vitro microbial sulfate reduction. Chemical Geology, 431, 1-9, (2016).

2. Matsu'ura, F., Nakada, R., Usui, T., Sawaki, Y., Ueno, Y., Kajitani, I., & Saitoh, M, Spatial distribution and speciation of sulfur in Ediacaran limestones with μ-XRF imaging and XANES spectroscopy: Implications for diagenetic mobilization of sulfur species. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 306, 20-43. (2021)

3. Ueno, Y., Aoyama, S., Endo, Y., Matsu'ura, F., & Foriel, J. Rapid quadruple sulfur isotope analysis at the sub-micromole level by a flash heating with CoF 3. Chemical Geology, 419, 29-35, (2015).

4. Saitoh, M., Ueno, Y., Matsu'ura, F., Kawamura, T., Isozaki, Y., Yao, J., Ji, Z. & Yoshida, N. Multiple sulfur isotope records at the end-Guadalupian (Permian) at Chaotian, China: implications for a role of bioturbation in the Phanerozoic sulfur cycle. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 135, 70-79, (2017).

5. Shimizu, K., Ushikubo, T., Murai, T., Matsu’ura, F., & Ueno, Y. In situ analyses of hydrogen and sulfur isotope ratios in basaltic glass using SIMS. Geochemical Journal, 53, 195-207, (2019).