Cosmogenic Dating Researcher
Toshi became a member of Geochronology and Geology group at CENIEH in Dec 2019. He obtained PhD at The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra in 2007, entitled Development of in-situ cosmogenic 21Ne method and its application to desert formation in Australia. It was followed by two postdoctoral fellowships at ANU in 2007-2009 and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in Sydney in 2010-2013. He then held a permanent research position at ANSTO as Earth Scientist/Accelerator Physicist in 2013-2019. His expertise is in cosmogenic nuclide dating in both methodological development and application. He has also been a qualified operator for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry at ANSTO. Toshi's research interest includes onset of aridity and desert formation, extreme flood events in tropics, and source-to-sink sediment dynamics. He is currently setting up a new cosmogenic sample preparation laboratory at CENIEH and engaging with landscape evolution studies in Spain, Africa and elsewhere in relation to human evolution research.