Dr Atsushi Nakao

Atsushi Nakao received his ph.D. in Agriculture from the Kyoto University in 2008. After completion of his degree, he was appointed as a Post-doc in the soil science laboratory of Kyoto University (2008-2009) and in the Institute for Environmental Sciences (2009-2011). In November 2011, he moved to Kyoto Prefectural University and was appointed as a faculty member of the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto University. His interests are focused on soil mineral functions to control elemental dynamics in the terrestrial ecosystems. In particular his laboratory is currently working on understanding the role of micaceous minerals controlling sol-to-plant transfer of radiocesium. His research and impact have been recognized through various awards including: The Incentive Award from JSSPN (2015); Japan Prize in Agricultural Sciences, Achievement Award for Young Scientists (2016).

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