Research Associate, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University
Areas of Specialization: Earth Science, Geomorphology, Quaternary Research
Yuichi Niwa was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1983. In 2007, he graduated from the Department of Earth Science in the School of Science, the University of Tokyo. In 2012, he completed the Doctoral Program in the Department of Natural Environmental Studies of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He holds a PhD in environmental science.
Niwa worked as Assistant Professor at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University before assuming his current position in 2017.
He specializes in geomorphology and Quaternary research. After the 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake, he has actively researched the geomorphological and geological features of the Sanriku Coast, working to decipher crustal movement with the aim of clarifying the cycle of megathrust earthquakes.
In particular, his main research focuses on reconstructing the development process of the alluvial plain and estimating crustal movement based on the process.