ENJU Satomi

  • S. Enju, H. Kawano, A. Tsuchiyama, T. H. Kim, A. Takigawa, J. Matsuno, H. Komaki, “Condensation of cometary silicate dust using an induction thermal plasma system. II. Mg-Fe-Si-O-S system and the effects of sulfur and redox conditions”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 661, A121 (2022). DOI
  • S. Enju & S. Uehara, “Abuite, CaAl2(PO4)2F2, a new mineral from the Hinomaru-Nago mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan”, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 112(3), 109-115 (2017). DOI
  • S. Enju & S. Uehara, “Yukonite and wallkilldellite-(Fe) from the Kiura mine, Oita Prefecture, Japan”, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 110(3), 150-155 (2015). DOI

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Born in Nagasaki, Dr. Enju graduated from the Graduate School of Science at Kyushu University in 2013, and completed a doctoral degree at the same university in 2018. Following that, she worked as a researcher at Kyoto University and Ritsumeikan University, taking up the post of Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at the Kyoto University Museum in 2020. In 2021, she took up her current post as Assistant Professor at Ehime University Graduate School of Science and Engineering. In order to collect valuable samples, Dr. Enju actively conducts fieldwork all over Japan.

Mineralogy is a compositive research field requiring geological, chemical and physical knowledge, supported by various approaches such as field surveys, synthetic experiments and analysis using various methods. It is a long continued research field in earth and planetary sciences, which is important to understand the geological system of the Earth, since minerals are their major building blocks. Against this backdrop, Dr. Enju is researching minerals formed by reaction with fluid, focusing on serpentine that plays an important role in the geological cycle. She is conducting research in order to learn about unseeable places and timelines from minerals, which act as the storage device of the Earth’s history. She is also active as a supporting member analyzing extraterrestrial materials in the topical Hayabusa 2 mission.