Laboratory for Experimental Studies of Matter under High Pressure
This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).
Grant Agreement No.:
Name of the institution of higher learning:
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, SB RAS
Fields of scientific research:
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Experimental research of matter under high pressure and development of a coordinated thermodynamic model of the deep structure of the Earth.
Leading scientist's full name: Otani, Eji
Academic degree and title:
Distinguished Professor of Tohoku University, Head of the laboratory "Physics of the Earth and Planets".
Field of scientific interests:
1. Interior structure of the Earth and planets. Behaviour of volatile components under high pressure.
2. Experimental mineralogy. High-pressure physics.
3. High-pressure impact processes in meteorites.
Professor E. Otani has authored and/or edited 15 monographs. He has written more than 250 articles published in referenced peer-review journals, including a large number of articles published in the "Nature и Science".
Nuclear Research Institute of Japan Prize, 1998.
American Geophysical Union's N. L. Bowen Award, 2007
Distinguished Professor of Tohoku University, 2008 - 2013 (twice).
Purple Ribbon Medal (supreme state award of Japan for outstanding achievements in arts and sciences, 2010).