Tupaz, Carmela Alen Jayme（トゥパズ カルメラ アレン ハイメ）助教が8月18日付けで資源地球科学専攻に着任しました。
My research looks at the evolution of mineral deposits, their formation conditions, and spatial-temporal distribution. My research focuses on investigating the distribution of nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co), scandium (Sc), and rare earth elements (REE) in laterites or mineral deposits form by weathering. I am interested to study the crystal chemistry of Ni and Co in laterites. This fundamental information will provide insight into the appropriate processing method to efficiently extract these metals. Knowledge about laterites is essential because these contain metals that have become critical in developing renewable energy technologies (i.e., electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines). These technologies are relevant in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Message to Akita university students
I encourage you to pursue your passion and be curious about the things going on around you. May you continue to develop your skills and work hard to reach your goals in life. Find time to enjoy your university life but make sure your academics are not compromised. Remember to believe in yourself and never give up on your dreams.