Yoshika SEKINE, PhD
Professor
Department of Chemistry,
School of Science,
Tokai University

4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, 259-1292 Japan
sekine@keyaki.cc.u-tokai.ac.jp

In assessments of human well-being, air pollution is one of the typical kinds or causes of human insecurity. However, pollution is something that cannot normally be seen until the appearance of severe impacts on human health, on ecosystems, on the global climate, and other valuable resources. Therefore, we have the responsibility to watch air quality changes by scientific means, and to try to control the air quality and related impacts by establishing policies for the environment.@This laboratory is doing research, education and practice in the filed of environmental chemistry, in order to build a harmonized society among people, nature and materials. The main topics on the research is gAir quality watchingh, including air quality monitoring, air pollution control and functional use of biogases.

Research interests

1. Environmental analytical chemistry and forensics
2. Catalyst for environmental pollution control

3. Air quality analysis and modeling
4. Functional uses of biogases


Acdemic position
Professor
Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Tokai University
Graduate School of Earth and Environmental Science, Tokai University
Graduate School of Science, Tokai University

Adjunct Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance(SFC), Keio University

Membership of academic societies
Executive Editor of Indoor Environment, SIEJ

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry
Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment
Society of Indoor Environment, Japan (SIEJ)
Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)


Awards

2003 Technical Award of Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry for a paper entitled "Evaluation of solvent extraction type diffusion sampler for determination of VOCs in ambient air".
2003 Acdemic Award of Matsumame Shigeyoshi Memorial for a study on "Practical environmental studies on Sick-house syndrome"

2003/2004/2008 Teaching Award of Tokai University, selected by student rating of teaching

2008 Best Paper Award of Society of Indoor Environmnet, Japan
2010 Best Paper Award of Society of Indoor Environmnet, Japan


Educational profile

1989 Bsc awarded by Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
1991 MSc awarded by Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University.
1993 PhD awarded by Graduate School of Science, Tokai University for a thesis entitled "Study on urban air quality in East Asia based on chemical analysis of atmospheric aerosol components"


List of publication (selected)