|Graduate School of Science||Earth and Planetary Sciences||Associate Professor|
Tetsuo Kawakami is a petrologist/geologist mainly working on metamorphic rocks, interested in the formation and evolution of the continental crust.
Overview of your research
1. Behavior of fluids and partial melting processes in the continental collision zones and subduction zones.
2. Behavior of accessory minerals during metamorphism, especially during partial melting and fluid-related events.
3. Linking zircon and monazite geochronology with petrology.
4. Pressure-temperature-deformation-time path of metamorphic rocks and mountain building processes.
Fields of research (key words)
Petrology, Geology, Geochemistry