Hirotaka Saito Ph.D


Department of Ecoregion Science
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Fuchu, Tokyo

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Education
Ph.D., 2003, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Environmental Engineering)
M.S., 1997, University of Tokyo (Biological and Environmental Engineering)
B.S., 1995, University of Tokyo (Agricultural Engineering)
Professional Positions

Complete CV (pdf format) can be downloaded from here.
Nov 2006 - Current, Assistant Professor Department of Ecoregion Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
June 2006 - March 2007, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside
Jan 2005 - May 2006, Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside
June 2003 - Jan 2005, Postdoctoral Appointtee Geohydrology Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
May 2000 - May 2003, Graduate Student Research Assistant Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Research Interests
Numerical modeling of water, heat, and solute transport in porous media
Geostatistical modeling of the spatial distribution of soil hydraulic and thermal properties
Geophysical characterization of vadose zone hydrology
Geostatistical characterization of soil contaminated sites
Selected Publication

Complete publication list is here.
Saito, H., J. Simunek, and B.P. Mohanty, 2006, Numerical Analysis of Coupled Water, Vapor and Heat Transport in the Vadose Zone, Vadose Zone Journal Vol.5, No.2: 784-800.
Saito, H. and P. Goovaerts, 2003, Selective Remediation of Contaminated Sites using a Two-level Multiphase Strategy and Geostatistics, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol.37, No.9: 1912-1918
Saito, H. and P. Goovaerts, 2002, Accounting for measurement error in uncertainty modeling and decision making using indicator kriging and p-field simulation: Application to a dioxin contaminated site, Environmetrics, Vol.13, 555-567.
Saito,H. and P. Goovaerts, 2000, Geostatistical interpolation of positively skewed and censored data in a dioxin contaminated site , Environmental Science & Technology, Vol.34, No.19: 4228-4235.
Teaching Experience
2005, 2006, Guest Instructor (Soil Physics) Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside
November 2004, Guest Instructor (Introduction to Geostatistics) Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico
October 2002 - December 2002, Instructor (CEE570, Introduction to Geostatistics) Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
July 2002 - December 2002, Instructor & Translator, Online Six Sigma Greenbelt Course, The Center for Professional Development, University of Michigan
January 2001 - April 2001, Graduate Student Instructor, (CEE360, Environmental Process Engineering) Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
Honors and Awards
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2006-2008
2002-2003 Distinguished Achievement Award in Environmental Engineering, The University of Michigan, Winter, 2003
2002 Student Grant Award, International Association of Mathematical Geology, Fall, 2002.
Rackham Graduate Student Travel Fellowship, The University of Michigan, Fall, 2000, 2001, & 2002

Greetings and welcome to my webpage. Since Nov. 2006, I am teaching at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology as an assistant professor. Our research group in Environmental Soil Physics and Hydrology is looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate studetns interested in exciting research. Please check my publication list for results and progresses on my research. If interested, contact me for more information.


Key words: soil physcis, geostatistics, geophysics, uncertainty, hydrology, vadose zone, rock fracture, numerical analysis, and stochastic modeling


Last modified; Dec. 15, 2006

Hirotaka Saito (hiros @ cc.tuat.ac.jp)
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Department of Ecoregion Science
Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan, 183-8509