IWAI Masao

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IWAI Masao
Kochi University
Center for Advanced Marine Core Research
Job title
Ph. D(Tohoku University)
Research funding number

Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2016
Professor, Center for Advanced Marine Core Research (CMCR), Kochi University
Apr 1995
Sep 2003
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Kochi University
Mar 2000
Dec 2000
Visiting Scientist, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University
Nov 1993
Mar 1995
Postdoctoral Researcher, Deep Sea Research Department, Japan Marine Science and Technology Centre (JAMSTEC)
Apr 1993
Nov 1989
Technical assistant, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Special Award, 7th International Underwater Film Festival, Beograd
Winner: Iwasaki, N., Iwai, M., and Tokyo Cinema Inc.
The Best Productions 12th TEPIA High Technology Video Contest 2002, Japan, TEPIA
Winner: Iwasaki, N., Iwai, M., and TokyoCinema Inc.
LIFE IN THE ABYSS-4 Years Observations in Nankai Trough, Japan, Prime Minister's Award、43th Science and Technology Film/Video Festival, Japan Science Foundation and others
Winner: Iwasaki, N., Iwai, M., and TokyoCinema Inc.

Published Papers

Armbrecht, L., Lowe, V., Escutia, C., Iwai,M., McKay, R., Armand, L.
Marine Micropaleontology   139 28-41   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Iwatani, H., Kondo, Y., Irizuki, T., Iwai, M., and Ikehara, M.
Quaternary Science Reviews   (140) 67-74   May 2016   [Refereed]
Reinardy B.T.I., Escutia C., Iwai, M., Jimenez-Espejo F.J., Cook C., van de Flierdt T. and Brinkhuis, H.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology   422 65-84   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Iwai, M., Ikehara, K., and Kanamatsu, T.
Kaiyo “Cruise Report” KY13-17 (JAMSTEC).   12-15   2014
Cenozoic History of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet: Exp.318 Wilkes Land expedition.
Iwai, M., Katsumi, K., Sugisaki, S., Yamane, M., Sakai, T., Jimenez-Espejo, J. F., and Exp.318 Scientist
Monthly Chikyu, Special Publication   (64) 111-118   2014
Cook, C., van de Flierdt, T., Williams, T., Hemming, S.R., Iwai, M., Kobayashi, M., Jimenez-Espejo, F.J., Escutia, C., Gonzalez, J.J., Khim, B.-K., McKay, R.M., Passchier, S., Bohaty, S.M., Riesselman, C.R., Tauxe, L., Sugisaki, S., Galindo, A.L., Patterson, M.O., Sangiorgi, F., Pierce, E.L., Brinkhuis, H., and IODP Expedition 318 Scientists
Nature Geoscience   6 765-769   2013   [Refereed]
Bart, P., and Iwai, M.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology   335-336 42-51   2012   [Refereed]
Iwai, M., Kondo, Y., Kikuchi, N., and Oda, M.
Journal of Geological Society of Japan   112(補遺 Supplement) S27-S40   Dec 2006   [Refereed]
Winter, D., and Iwai, M
Proc. ODP, Sci. Results   178    Apr 2002   [Refereed]


Iwai, M., Nelson, H., Yamada, Y., Ikehara, M., Fujiwara, T., et al.
CHIKYU White Papers, CHIKYU+10 International Workshop, 21-23 April, 2013, Hitotsubashi Hall (Tokyo)   139-140   Apr 2013

Books etc

LIFE IN THE ABYSS-4 Years Observations in Nankai Trough, Japan.
Iwasaki, N., Iwai, M., and Tokyo Cinema Inc.
Tokyo Cinema Inc.   2002   
The Prime Minister's Prize, 43rd Science and Technology Film/Video Festival, 2002, Japan
The Best Productions, 12th TEPIA High-tech Video Contest, 2002, Japan


Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 202 (SE Pacific Paleoceanography), paleontologist (diatom)
14th Italian Antarctic Expedition
Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 178 (Antarctic Peninsula), paleontologist (diatom)
Tectonics and biogeochemical cycle in the Nankai Trough off Muroto
1997 - 1999

Social Contribution

[Lecturer, Contribution]  The Open University of Japan  Schooling  (Kochi Study Center, Open University of Japan)  26 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016