Tsutomu Sato received a Ph.D. degree in applied mineralogy from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 1992. He is currently Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University. His research and publications have focused on expansion characteristics of smectite under various relative humidity conditions, uranium migration through a natural barrier from the highly enriched ore body (Koogarra uranium mine) as a natural analogue for safety assessment of nuclear waste disposal, natural attenuation of hazardous anions at abandoned mines, and kinetics and mechanism of mineral dissolution and precipitation at natural hyperalkaline conditions. He is author or coauthor of more than 150 research articles, book chapters, refereed proceedings papers, and six patents.
Biography Updated on 18 January 2013