Emiko Sugimura-Komabayashi

Emiko Sugimura-Komabayashi

High-pressure experimental mineralogist

Emiko Sugimura-Komabayashi, PhD

High-pressure experimental mineralogist

  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant in High-Pressure Mineral Physics, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh (1st September 2019 – 30th September 2021)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh (1st September 2017 – 31st August 2019)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology (April – September 2013)
  • JSPS Research Fellow, Institute for Research on Earth Evolution (IFREE), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) (April 2012 – March 2013)
  • JSPS Research Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology (April 2011 – March 2012)
  • JSPS Doctoral Research Fellow <DC2>, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology (April 2010 – March 2011)
  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation Scholarship <Doctor 21> (April 2008 -March 2010)


Research Interest

My fundamental research interest lies in dynamics of giant planets in outer solar system. Among them Uranus and Neptune has been my latest research target. These so-called Ice Giants consist of a mixture of “icy” materials, namely, H2O, CH4 and NH3. In recent years, I have been focusing on clarification of high-pressure phase relations in the most abundant end component, H2O, based on a high-pressure experimental apparatus called diamond anvil cell.



Email: emiko.komabayashi@ed.ac.uk

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