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Academics

Prof Dr Norio Sugiura
PhD (Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan)

 Norio Sugiura

Professor
Environmental Engineering  and Green Technology (EGT)
Email:
nori@utm.my
Tel:03 2203 1330

Research Interests

Separation
Process (water treatment process)

Bio-System Engineering/CLEAR

Ecological Engineering

Grants

Principal Investigator :

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science,
and Technology (Grants- in- Aid for Scientific Research-KAKENHI in Japan); “Investigation
of Microorganism Relevant to Water Supply Treatment Obstruction in Malaysian
Polluted Water Source”,
April 2014 – March 2017, 12,400,000 JPY

 

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science,
and Technology (Grants- in- Aid for Scientific Research-KAKENHI in Japan); “Solution
for Cause of Musty Odour in Fresh Water Environment and Development of Its
Suppression”.
April 2013 – March 2016, 15,730,000 JPY

 

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
and Technology (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Challenging
Explanatory Research); “Development of new technique for Inhibition of Algae
Growth by Solid Polymer Electrolyte,” 2012-2013;3,100,000; Principal
Investigator

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd; Research
Grant; “Immobilization of geosmin-degrading
bacteria cells for drinking water treatment process,” 2012; 1,500,000 JPY

 

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
and Technology (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant B); “Finding of Microcystin-degrading Bacterium and Elucidation of Its
Degradation Mechanism,” 2010-2012; 12,500,000 JPY

 

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST),
Strategic International Research Cooperative Program; “Development of Catch-Up
Type Ceramics Material with Higher Pollutant Removal Efficiency and Its
Application to Water Renovation,” 2008-2010; 16,420,000

Ibaraki Prefecture Mito-City Regional
Collaboration Project; “ Field Research on Source of Drinking Water,”
2006-2008; 5,200,000 JPY

 

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
and Technology (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant B); “Development
of Technique on Toxic Substances Related to Cyanobacterium,” 2004-2006;
15,600,000 JPY

 

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
& Technology (21st Century Center of Excellence
Project); “Functional Analysis of Communication Mechanism of Bioconsortia and Its Agricultural Hyper Utilization,”
2002-2006; 6,000,000 JPY

 

Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of
Ibaraki, Research Grant, “Development of water environment restoration
technologies with ecological engineering and its evaluation,” 1997-2002; 18,000,000
JPY

 

Co-Investigator:

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and
Technology (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant B, Overseas Academic
Research); “Field Research on Toxin Microcystin in
Northern Thailand,” 2010-2012; 1,500,000 JPY

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
and Technology (Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research);
“Development of Aquatic Environmental Purification Used Floating Waste
Soil-Ceramics Carrier,” 3,300,000 JPY

 

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
and Technology (Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research);“Development
of A novel Monitoring Method of Phosphates in Viable Cell Using Infrared Analyzer,” 3,100,000 JPY

 

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
and Technology; Special Coordination Funds for the promotion of Science and Technology;
“Establishment of International Network on Control of Toxic Algae in Water
Bodies,” 2001-2003; 28,000,000 JPY

Previous
Positions

April 2013 – Mac 2016 Specially Appointed Professor University of Tsukuba

April 2013 – Mac 2016 Visiting Professor Shibaura Institute of Technology

April 2009 – present, Chairman, Doctoral Program in Bio-industrial Sciences & Chairman, Master Program in Agro-biological Resource Sciences and Technology of Life and Environmental Sciences Graduate School, University of Tsukuba

Sep 2010 – Aug 2012, Visiting Professor, Jiangnan University, China

Apr 2008 – Mar 2010, Visiting Senior Researcher, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Nov 2007 – Oct 2010, Visiting Professor, China University of Geosciences, China

Jan 2006 – 2013, Professor, Graduate School of LES, University of Tsukuba

Feb 2006 – till date, Visiting Professor, Zhengzhou University, China

Nov 2005 – till date, Visiting Professor, Henan University of Science and Technology, China

Apr 2004 – Dec 2005, Associate Professor, Graduate School of LES, University of Tsukuba

May 2003 – July 2005, Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Jul 1998 – Mar 2004, Associate Professor, Institute of AFE, University of Tsukuba

Apr 2002 – Mar 2004, Special Lecturer, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University

Apr 1990 – till date, Visiting Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

Apr 1993 – Jul 1998, Vice Director, Water Quality Inspection Division, Ibaraki Prefectural

Government Public Enterprise Bureau

Apr 1990 – Mar 1993, Senior Researcher, Ibaraki Prefectural Institute of Public Health

Apr 1988 – Mar 1990, Chief Technician, Water Quality Inspection Division, Ibaraki Prefectural

Government Public Enterprise Bureau

Apr 1974 – Mar 1988,Technician, Water Quality Inspection Division, Ibaraki Prefectural

Government Public Enterprise Bureau

Mar 1968 – Oct 1970, Aviation Pilot Trainee, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force

Activities

President, Japanese Society of Water Treatment Biology, 2014 – till date

Chief in Editor, International Journal of Bio-industrial Science, 2012- till date

Vice President Editorial Board , Japanese Society of Water Treatment Biology, 2010 – till date Member, Society of Eco-Engineering, 2002 – till date
Editorial Board, Society on International Water Association 1996 – till date

Evaluator Panel, Japan Society of Water Treatment Biology, 1993 – till date

Evaluator Panel of Editorial Board, Japan Society on Water Environment, 1992 – 1996

Member, Society on International Water Association, 1981- till date

Editorial Board, Japan Society on Water Environment,1978 – till date 

Editorial Board, Japan Society of Water Treatment Biology, 1977- till date

Member, Japan Society of Water Treatment Biology, 1977 – till date

Awards

Environmental Conservation Award, Peru (March 2012)

 

Best Speaker, International Fisheries and Water Resource Management Committee, The Faculty of Fisheries Technology and Aquatic Resources, Maejo University, Thailand (Dec 2011)

 

International Fisheries and Water Resource Management Award, Faculty of Fisheries Technology and Aquatic Resources, Maejo University, Thailand (Dec 2010)

 

Japanese Society of Water Treatment Award (Nov 2010)

 

Research Paper Award ‘Gekkan Mizu’ (Periodical), (Apr 2008)

 

Research Paper Award, Japanese Society of Water Treatment Biology, (Nov 2007)

 

International Ozone Association Award (Sep2003)

 

Research Paper Award, The Society of Eco-Engineering (Jun 2003)

 

Water Environment Award, Ministry of the Environment (Nov 2002)

 

Japanese Society of Water Treatment Biology Award (Nov 2000)

 

Hirose Research Paper Award, Japan Society on Water Environment, (March 1984)

Patent

Licensing :

Utility Model: A device for electorolysis of water and dissolution of Oxygen and Hydrogen. 2009-2860-2009(2009)

Patent: Measuring technique for endocrine inhibitor’s reactiveness in cell using nearinfrared spectrometer. 2003-149144(P2003-149144A)(2003)

Patent: Advanced detection for environmentally toxic chemical substances. 13-272478(2001)

Patent: Rapid measuring technique on density of dissolution/suspension substances (13-266639)(2001)

Patent: Rapid removal technique by using dissolution and coagulation of green algae(11-067713)(1999)

Patent: Device on waste water purification system 10-202292(1998)

Patent: Water purification system on toxic algae in polluted fresh water in enclosed area. 8-117790(1996)

Selected Publications

Impact Factor (IF) Journal:

Q1

Bing Li, Wenli Huang, Chao Zhang, Sisi Feng, Zhang ZhenYa, Zhongfang Lei, Norio Sugiura,

Effect of TiO2 nanoparticles on aerobic granulation of algal bacterial symbiosis system and

nutrients removal for synthetic wastewater, Journal Bioresource Technology, vol 187, 2015

(IF: 4.494)

Qiang Xue, Yonggang Liu, Qin Zhou, Motoo Utsumi, ZhengYa Zhang, Norio Sugiura, Photocatalytic degradation of geosmin by Pd nanoparticles modified WO3 catalyst under simulated solar light, Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 283, 2015, (IF : 4.321)

Jieming Li, Kazuya Shimizu, Haruna Akasako, Zhijiang Lu, Shohei Akiyama, Masafumi Goto, Motoo Utsumi, Norio Sugiura, Assessment of the factors contributing to the biological treatment facility, Bioresource Technology Journal, vol. 175, 2015, 463 – 472 (IF : 4.494)

Xin Wang, Motoo Utsumi, Dawei Li, Yingxin Zhao, ZhengYa Zhang, Sisi Feng, Norio
Sugiura, Jay Jiayang Chang, Degradation of microcystin-LR by highly efficient AgBr / Ag 3 PO4 / TiO2 heterojunction photocatalyst under simulated solar light irradiation, Applied Surface Science Journal, vol. 325, 2015, 1 -12 , (IF : 2.711)

Q2

Chao Zhao, Dawei Li, Yonggang Liu, Chuanping Feng, ZhengYa Zhang, Norio Sugiura, Yingnan Yang, Photocatalytic Removal of Microcystin-LR by advanced WO 3 – Based Nanoparticles
under simulated solar light , The Scientific World Journal, 2015, 1 – 9, ISSN 2356-6140

Qian Zhang, Guangcai Wang, N. Sugiura, Utsumi M, Zhenya Zhang, Yingnan Yang, Distribution of petroleum hydrocarbons in soils and the underlying unsaturated subsurface at an abandoned petrochemical site, North China, Journal Hydrological Processes, vol. 28, Issue 4, 2014, 2185 – 2191, (IF : 2.696)

Gurminder Sardool, Yoshiteru Hamatani , Goto M, Megat Johari Megat Mohd Noor, Utsumi M, N. Sugiura & Zaini Ujang, Mathematical simulation to up-scale electrolysis for effective suppression of freshwater cyanobacteria, Journal Desalination and Water Treatment, 2014, 1-12, (IF : 1.173) 

Book / Book Chapter:

Technical writing for researchers and students; Igakuhyoronsha Inc.; 2009.

Microorganism dictionary; Asakura Publishing Co., Ltd; 2008.

Microbiology for clean environment ; Kodansha Ltd., Publishers; 2008.

Dictionary on environmental assessment Vol. 2; Fuji techno system Co., LTD; 2003.

Illustrated reference book on environmental microorganisms; Kodansha Ltd., Publishers; 1995.

Introduction to Biology in water processing & management; The Industrial Water Institute1994.

Bio-engineering for environmental microorganisms; Gihodo Shuppan Co., LTD; 1993.

Conference/ Proceeding:

N. Sugiura, Motoo Utsumi, Kazuya Shimizu, Hirofumi Hara, Koji Iwamoto, Nor’Azizi Othman, Megat Johari Megat Mohd Noor, Masafumi Goto, Development of Water Supply Process with Management and Hazardous Microorganism in Japan, Malaysia-Japan Joint Symposium on Biomass, Bioenergy and Water Environment for Development of Sustainable Society, MJIIT / UTM, p.10, 2014.

Tomoaki Itayama, Redel Gutierrez, Kazuya Shimizu, Dong Xia, Norio Iwami, Reunkaew Praphrute, N. Sugiura and Niwooti Whangchai, Study on Toxigenic Cyanobacteria of Aquaculture Ponds in Thailand, Malaysia-Japan Joint Symposium on Biomass, Bioenergy and Water Environment for Development of Sustainable Society, MJIIT / UTM, p.15, 2014.

Masa Goto, Pramila Tamunaidu, Kenichi Yoneda and N. Sugiura Thermophilic Packed-Bed Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste, Malaysia-Japan Joint Symposium on Biomass, Bioenergy and Water Environment for Development of Sustainable Society, MJIIT / UTM, p. 23, 2014.

Kazuya Shimizu, Hideaki Maseda, Kunihiro Okano, Tomoaki Itayama, Norio Iwami, Hirofumi Hara, Goto M, K. Iwamoto, Zhenya Zhang, Utsumi M, Sugiura N, Microcystins Risk-Forecast and Biological Microcystins Removal System, Malaysia-Japan Joint Symposium on Biomass, Bioenergy and Water Environment for Development of Sustainable Society, MJIIT / UTM, p. 24, 2014.

Sardool G, Hamatani Y, Shimizu K. , Goto M , Megat Mohd Noor M.J, Utsumi M, N. Sugiura , Ujang Z., Electrolysis as Pre-treatment to Suppress Persistent Cyanobacteria from Water Reservoir, Malaysia-Japan Joint Symposium on Biomass, Bioenergy and Water Environment for Development of Sustainable Society, MJIIT / UTM, p. 25, 2014.