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Researcher Information

last modified:2024/01/08

Associate Professor MATSUURA, Norihisa

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Geosciences and civil Engineering,Institute of Science and Engineering

College and School Educational Field

Division of Environmental Engineering Design, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Division of Environmental Design, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Course in Environmental and Urban Engineering, School of Geosciences and Civil Engineering, College of Science and Engineering


Water Biotechnology and Microbiology Laboratory

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Hiroshima University Doctor Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Nagaoka University of Technology


Georgia Institute of Technology(2023-)
Kanazawa University(2021-)
Georgia Institute of Technology(2018-2018)
Kanazawa University(2016-2020)
MEXT excellent young researcher (2016-2020)
Nagaoka University of Technology (2016-2016)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (ASIT) (2013-2015)
JSPS research fellow PD (2013-2015)
JSPS research fellow DC1 (2010-2012)

Year & Month of Birth

Academic Society

Japan Society of Civil Engineers
Japan Society on Water Environment
Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology



Civil and environmental engineering、Environmental engineering and reduction of environmental burden、Biodiversity/Systematics

Speciality Keywords

Biological water treatment, Microbial ecology, Microbial measurement

Research Themes

Biological water treatment

Projects under this title are mainly oriented on development of an eco-friendly viable water treatment process based on new technologies focusing on energy production and minimum operational energy consumption.

Microbial ecology

The projects under microbial ecology are focused on bio big-data analysis, shotgun metagenome, cultivation and isolation in order to reveal the panorama of microbial ecology in water treatment process.

Microbial measurement

Core of this project is the development of advanced tools for microbial measurement determined on phylogeny, function and quantity by exploring phylogenic/functional marker genes, single cell analysis and gene editing via high-throughput analysis techniques.



  •  google scholar 2023 
  •  A quantitative sequencing method using synthetic internal standards including functional and phylogenetic marker genes Environmental Microbiology Reports 2023
  •  Quantitative 16S rRNA Gene Amplicon Sequencing for Comprehensive Pathogenic Bacterial Tracking in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant ACS ES&T Water 2023
  •  Distinct comammox Nitrospira catalyze ammonia oxidation in a full-scale groundwater treatment bioreactor under copper limited conditions Water Research 2022
  •  Metagenomic insights into the effect of sulfate on enhanced biological phosphorus removal  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2021

Conference Presentations


Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Competitive research funding,Contribution

Collaborative research,Consignment study

Classes (Bachelors)

○Civil Engineering Design Practice 2(2022)
○Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering B(2022)
○Civil Engineering Design Practice 2(2022)
○Water Environmental Engineering A(2022)
○Introduction to Data Science(2022)
○Lecture on Life in Campus and Society(2022)
○Graduation thesis Or Design(2021)
○Water Environmental Engineering A(2021)
○Civil Engineering Design Practice 2(2021)
○Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering B(2021)
○Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering A(2020)
○Specialized Seminar(2020)
○Water Environmental Engineering A(2020)
○Civil Engineering Design Practice 2(2020)
○Graduation thesis Or Design(2020)
○Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering B(2020)
○Water Environmental Engineering B(2020)
○Environmental Reaction Engineering A(2020)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Exercise on Environmental Engineering(2022)
○Introduction to Environmental and Energy Engineering A(2022)
○Water Environmental Engineering(2022)
○Introduction to Environmental and Energy Engineering A(2022)
○Water Environmental Engineering(2022)
○Special Lecture on Medical Science 2(2021)
○Water Pollution Control Engineering(2021)
○Water Pollution Control Engineering(2020)
○Theme Project(2020)
○Theme Project(2020)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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