Personal Information                      
  • Name:                 Shinsuke KAWAGUCCI
  • Citizenship:        Japan 
  • Date of birth:      March 30, 1982.
  • Position:              Research Scientist with tenure.
  • Working:             Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
  • Post address:       2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan.
  • E-mail:                kawagucci ---
   Current affiliation                                    
  • Institute of Geochemistry & Petrology, D-ERDW, ETH Zürich
  • Department of Subsurface Geobiological Analysis and Research (D-SUGAR), JAMSTEC
  • Research and Development center for submarine Resources (SRRP), JAMSTEC
  • Project team foDevelopment of New-generation Research Protocol for Submarine Resources (SIP), JAMSTEC
  • 2016/8---------: Academic Visitor, Institute of Geochemistry & Petrology, Department of Earth sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 2016/4---------: Research Scientist with tenure, at D-SUGAR, JAMSTEC, Japan.
  • 2014/4-2016/3: Research Scientist, at Department of Subsurface Geobiological Analysis and Research (D-SUGAR), JAMSTEC, Japan.
  • 2012/3-2014/3: Research Scientist, at institute of biogeosciences (Biogeos), JAMSTEC, Japan.
  • 2009/4-2012/2: Postdoctoral Researcher, at Precambrian Ecosystem Laboratory, JAMSTEC, for a TAIGA project, Japan.
  • 2006/4-2009/3: Fellowships for Young Scientists from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS DC1).
   Academic Degrees                          
  • Ph.D. in Graduate School of Agricultural and life sciences (Ocean Research Institute), the University of Tokyo, Japan, 2006-2009.
  • Masters in Graduate school of science, Hokkaido University, Japan, 2004-2006.
  • BA in Faculty of science, Hokkaido University, Japan, 2000-2004.
   Academic advisors                         
  • Jeff Seewald (InterRidge fellowship), petroleum and hydrothermal geochemistry, WHOI.
  • Ken Takai (postdoc), Geomicrobiology in extreme environments, JAMSTEC.
  • Toshitaka Gamo (DC), Marine chemistry including hydrothermal geochemistry, ORI Univ. Tokyo.
  • Urumu Tsunogai (MC), Analytical and environmental chemistry using GC-IRMS, Hokkaido Univ.


KAKEN-HI  (Japanese-NSF)

  • [PI] Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research (No. 15K12222 ), JPY  2,860,000 , 2015-2016 (proposal)
  • [PI] Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) (No. 25701004 ), JPY  19,760,000 , 2013-2015 (proposal)
  • [PI] Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (No. 22710024), JPY 4,200,000, 2010-2011. (proposal)
  • [PI] Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (No. 18.4415), JPY 2,800,000, 2006-2008. (proposal)
  • [Non-PI] Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (No. 16K00534 ), JPY x0,000, 2016-2018.
  • [Non-PI] Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (No. 15K05263 ), JPY 370,000, 2015-2016.
  • [Non-PI] Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (No.  22560811 ), JPY 200,000, 2011-2012.


  • JAMSTEC Houga (Exploratory) Award, JPY 10,500,000, 2011-2013.
  • The Torii Endowment from Geochemical Society Japan, JPY 100,000, 2011.
  • The InterRidge fellowship, US$ 5,000, 2010
  • Sasakawa scientific research grant from the Japan science society, JPY 560,000, 2010
  • Travel Grant, Japan Marine Science Fundation, JPY 100,000, 2009.
  • The Torii Endowment from Geochemical Society Japan, JPY 100,000, 2005.
  • Grant for international exchanges from Hokkaido University, JPY 150,000, 2005.
   Postdoc and students advised                         
  • Konomi Suda (FY2016, Postdoc, JAMSTEC & FY2015 PhD at TITECH, with Dr. Ueno)
  • Tomoyo Okumura (FY2013, Postdoc at JAMSTEC)
  • Saki Tsutsumi (FY2014-, MS at Kyushu Univ., with Dr. Ishibashi)
  • Miki Tawata (FY2013-2014, MS at Univ. of Ryukyus, with Dr. Toki) 
  • Shosei Yamagami (FY2011, MS at Okayama Univ., as TAIGA T-MORE project) 
  • Mariko Kobayashi (FY2010-2011, MS at Tokyo Tech, with Prof. Yoshida)

   Personal careers                                    

 Scientific social activity
  • Local Organization Committee, Annual Meeting of Geochemical Society of Japan (2015 Yokohama). 
  • Elected councilor for Geochemical Society of Japan (2014-2015)
  • Elected councilor for Geochemical Society of Japan (2010-2011)
  • Chief of the scientific and organizing committee members, Young members symposium of Geochemical Society of Japan (2005).
Scientific personal activity
    • Participant in 43 ocean-going research expeditions (9 cruises as Principal Scientist Onboard) that involved surface ocean and seafloor objectives utilizing CTD-Niskin samplers, manned submersible Shinkai6500, ROVs, AUVs, piston and multiple corers, plankton net, and air sampler.
    • Journal Editorial Board: AIMS Geosciences
    • Manuscript reviews: GCA, Chemical Geology, L&O-Method, Geochemical Journal, Rapid Communication of Mass Spectrometry, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, JGR-ocean, JGR-bio, Energies, G-cubed, Deep-Sea Research, and Chikyukagaku (in Japanese).
    • Proposal review: National Science Centre Poland
    without Science
    • Member of soccer-football team at JAMSTEC (2009/04-current)
    • Member of soccer-football team at Ocean Research Institute, the Univ. of Tokyo (2006/04-2009/03).
    • Chief of the organizing committee members, Intercollegiate competition of Swimming in Hokkaido area (2002).
    • Black Belt in JUDO (1998).