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Kanazawa University
Institute of Science and Engineering Faculty of Natural System
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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Adjunct Senior Researcher, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Apr 2013
Mar 2014
Visiting Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Jan 2011
Dec 2011
Visiting Fellow, University of Hawaii at Manoa
May 2007
Oct 2007
Visiting Professor, University of Pavia
: 2006-2007 
: 2001-2006 
Apr 1999
Mar 2001
Postdoctral Fellowship for Young Scientists, Kanazawa University, JSPS
Jan 2000
Jan 2001
Visiting Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University


Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Kanazawa University
Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kanazawa University

Awards & Honors

The Best Paper Award, The Japanese Association of Mineralogist, Petrologist, and Economic Geologists
Winner: ODASHIMA Norihiro, MORISHITA Tomoaki, OZAWA Kazuhito, NAGAHARA Hiroko, TSUCHIYAMA Akira
38th Award for Young Researcher, The Japanese Association of Mineralogist, Petrologist, and Economic Geologists
Winner: Tomoaki MORISHITA

Published Papers

Sargazi, M., Torabi, G., Morishita, T.
Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences   28 558-588   2019   [Refereed]
Harigane, Y., Okamoto, A., Morishita, T., Snow, J.E., Tamura, A., Yamashita, H., Michibayashi, K., Ohara, Y., Arai, S.
Lithos   344-345 217-231   2019   [Refereed]
Torabi, G., Morishita, T., Arai, S.
Geotectonics   53(1) 11--124   2019   [Refereed]
Occurrence of Felsic Rocks in Oceanic Gabbros from IODP Hole U1473A: Implications for Evolved Melt Migration in the Lower Oceanic Crust
Du Khac Nguyen, Tomoaki Morishita, Yusuke Soda, Akihiro Tamura, Biswajit Ghosh, Yumiko Harigane, Lydéric France, Chuanzhou Liu, James H. Natland, Alessio Sanfilippo, Christopher J. MacLeod, Peter Blum and Henry J. B. Dick
minerals   8(583) doi:10.3390/min8120583   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Contrasting textural and chemical signatures of chromitites in the Mesoarchaean Ulamertoq Peridotite Body, Southern West Greenland
Guotana, J.M., Morishita, T., Yamaguchi, R., Nishio, I., Tamura, A., Tani, K., Harigane, Y., Szilas, K., Pearson, D.G.
Geosciences   8 doi:10.3390/geosciences8090328   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Garnierite-bearing serpentinite from the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt: A signature of paleo-weathering in the Arabian Nubian Shield?
Hamdy, M.M., Gamal El Dien, H., Abd El-Wahed, M.A., Morishita, T.
Journal of African Earth Sciences   146 95-117   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Petrology of peridotites and Nd-Sr isotopic composition of their clinopyroxenes from the Middle Andaman Ophiolite, India
Morishita, T., Yoshikawa, M., Tamura, A., Guotana, J.M., Ghosh, B.
Minerals   8(410) doi:10.3390/min8090410   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
The uppermost mantle section below a remnant proto-Philippine Sea island arc: insights from the peridotite fragments from the Daito Ridge
Morishita, T., Tani, K.-I., Soda, Y., Tamura, A., Mizukami, T., Ghosh, B.
American Mineralogist   103 1151-1160   May 2018   [Refereed]
Ghosh, B., Mukhopadhyay, S., Moirshita, T., Tamura, A., Arai, S., Bandyopadhyay, D., Chattopadhaya, S., Ovung, T.N.
Journal of Asian Earth Science   160 67-77   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Hamdy, M.M., Abd El-Wahed, M.A., Gamal El Dien, H., Morishita, T.
Precambrian Research   298 593-614   May 2017   [Refereed]
Chattopadhaya, S., Ghosh, B., Morishita, T., Nandy, S., Tamura, A., Bandyopadhyay, D.
Journal of Asian Earth Sciences   138 291-305   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Adakite metasomatism in a back-arc mantle periodite xenolith from the Sea of Japan
Ichiyama, Y., Morishita, T., Tamura, A., Arai, S.
American Mineralogist   102 216-226   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Ghosh, B., Morishita, T., Ray, J., Tamura, A., Mizukami, T., Soda, Y., Ovung, T.N.
Chemical Geology   457 47-60   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Ghosh Biswajit, Misra Santanu, Morishita Tomoaki
AMERICAN MINERALOGIST   102(1-2) 216-226   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Torabi Ghodrat, Arai Shoji, Morishita Tomoaki, Tamura Akihiro
PETROLOGY   25(1) 114-137   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Andaman-Nicobar ophiolites, India: Origin, Evolution and Emplacement
Ghosh, B., Bandyopadhyay, B., Morishita, T.
Geological Society of London   47 95-110   2017   [Refereed]
Petrogenesis of ultramafic rocks and olivine-rich troctolites from the East Taiwan Ophiolite in the Lichi mélange
Morishita, T., Ghosh, B., Soda, Y., Mizukami, T., Tani, K., Ishizuka, O., Tamura, A., Komaru, C., Arai, S., Yang, H.-C., Chen, W.-S.
Mineralogy and Petrology   2017   [Refereed]
Morishita Tomoaki, Gou Fujie, Yamano Makoto, Nakanishi Masao, Obana Koichiro, Nakamura Yasuyuki, Saito Saneatsu, Kodaira Shuichi, Kimura Jun-ichi, Kuroda Junichiro, Ono Shigeaki
JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY-CHIGAKU ZASSHI   126(2) 247-262   2017   [Refereed]
First record of garnierite in serpentinites from the Eastern Desert of Egypt: a witness to Ni-laterization in the Arabian Nubian Shield
Hamdy Mohamed Mahmoud, Wahed Mohamed A. Abdel, El Dien Flamed Gamal, Morishita Tomoaki
MINERAL RESOURCES TO DISCOVER, VOLS 1-4   1539-1542   2017   [Refereed]


Mohamed M. Hamdy, Hamed Gamal El Dien, Hamed Gamal El Dien, Mohamed A. Abd El-Wahed, Tomoaki Morishita
Journal of African Earth Sciences   146 95-117   Oct 2018
© 2017 Elsevier Ltd This paper records the garnierite in Wadi Dubur Neoproterozoic serpentinites from the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt. Garnierite (Ni-Mg hydrous silicates) occurs in two types (Type I and Type II) of infillings in the weathered...
Tomoaki Morishita, Tomoaki Morishita, Masako Yoshikawa, Akihiro Tamura, Juan Miguel Guotana, Biswajit Ghosh, Biswajit Ghosh
Minerals   8    Sep 2018
© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The Andaman Ophiolite, India, is located at the southeastern end of the Tethyan ophiolites. We examine petrology and mineralogy of two lherzolites and a completely serpentinized dunite asso...
Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences   96(2) 48-53   Jan 2001
We report an occurrence of extremely low-alumina orthopyroxenes in a spinel Iherzolite from the Horoman Peridotite Complex, Japan. The low-Al orthopyroxenes occur in two modes; the first occurs at the margin of a large orthopyroxene porphyroclast ...
Tomoaki Morishita, Biswajit Ghosh, Biswajit Ghosh, Yusuke Soda, Yusuke Soda, Tomoyuki Mizukami, Ken ichiro Tani, Osamu Ishizuka, Akihiro Tamura, Chihiro Komaru, Shoji Aari, Hsiao Chin Yang, Wen Shan Chen
Mineralogy and Petrology   112 521-534   Aug 2018
© 2017, Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature. We examine ultramafic and olivine-rich troctolite blocks of the East Taiwan Ophiolite (ETO) in the Lichi Mélange. Although ultramafic rocks are extensively serpentinized, the primary m...
Tomoaki Morishita, Tomoaki Morishita, Ken Ichiro Tani, Yusuke Soda, Yusuke Soda, Akihiro Tamura, Tomoyuki Mizukami, Biswajit Ghosh, Biswajit Ghosh
American Mineralogist   103 1151-1160   Jul 2018
© 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston. The Amami Plateau, Daito Ridge, and Oki-Daito Ridge of the northwestern Philippine Sea Plate are remnants of Mesozoic island arcs. We have newly recovered samples of peridotite and peridotite-derived m...

Books etc

Petrology and Geochemistry of Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts from the Southern Central Indian Ridge
Sato, H., Nakamura, K., Kumagai, H., Senda, R., Morishita, T., Tamura, A. and Arai, S. (Part:Contributor, Book Chapter)
Springer   2015   
Petrology of Peridotites and Related Gabbroic Rocks Around the Kairei Hydrothermal Field in the Central Indian Ridge.
Morishita, T., Nakamura, K., Shibuya, T., Kumagai, H., Sato, T., Okino, K., Sato, H., Nauchi, R., Hara, K. and Takamaru, R. (Part:Contributor, Book Chapter)
Springer   2015   

Conference Activities & Talks

Subduction Initiation Deduced from Peridotites of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Forearc and Ophiolites: Implicatins for Arc MOHO Diversity [Invited]
Goldschmidt Conference   Jun 2016   
Maturing Processes of ARC MOHO deduced from the Izu-Bonin and Ophiolites and Implications for Economic Chromitite Formations [Invited]
11th International Conference for Geosciences   May 2015   
Insight into the uppermost mantle section of nascent arc [Invited]
MORISHITA Tomoaki, Tani K., Dilek Y., Tamura A., Arai S.
Ophiolite Symposium   18 Sep 2014   
Melt Composition variations in subduction initiation magmatism: constrains from the peridotites of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana forearc and the Eastern Mirdita Ophiolite, Albania [Invited]
Morishita, T., Tani, K., Dilek, Y.
European Geological Union   Apr 2011   
Petrological and geochemical evolution of the MOHO in oceanic lithosphere of suprasubduction zone origin: Eastern Mirdita ophiolite, Albania [Invited]
Morishita, T., Dilek, Y.
Geological Society of America, Special meeting   2010   
Determination of multiple trace-element compositions in diverse geological materials by 193 nm ArF excimer laser ablation-ICPMS [Invited]
Morishita, T., Tamura, A., 他2名
3rd Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry   2008