Toshiaki Tsunogae

My research interests are mainly on metamorphic petrology, particularly focusing on pressure-temperature-time (P-T-t) evolution of high-grade metamorphic terranes and the role of fluids in the lower crust. They are all field-based studies, but laboratory works such as textural observation of thin sections, electron microprobe analysis of minerals, thermodynamic calculations of mineral phase equilibrium, and microthermometric study of fluid inclusions are also important. My current study field are granulites in South India, East Antarctica, and South Africa, which are all related to subduction and continental collision during the amalgamation stage of supercontinents.

Office: Room B404, Institute of Natural Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, 305-8577, JAPAN
Email: tsunogae[at]
Phone: +81-29-853-5239
Researcher ID: I-9095-2012
Keywords: metamorphic rock, granulite, crustal evolution, Precambrian, fluid inclusion, Gondwana
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Courses offered in English:
-Introduction to Earth Evolution Science (1.5 credits, shared with 9 other professors)
-Mineralogy & Petrology (1 credit, shared with 2 other professors)