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Jun Nishijima Last modified date:2024.05.22

Associate Professor / Earth Science and Technology
Department of Earth Resources Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

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Academic Degree
Doctor of Engineering
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Field of Specialization
Geothermics, Geodetic engineering, Micro-Gravity survey
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Research for the supercritical geothermal system in Kuju area, Oita prefecture, Japan
    keyword : Supercritical geothermal resources, Kuju
  • Comprehensive Solutions for Optimum Development of Geothermal Systems in East African Rift Valley
    keyword : geothermal system, Rift Valley, East Africa
  • Absolute gravity measurement at outcrop area in Antarctica
    keyword : Absolute gravity measurement, Antarctica
  • Absolute gravity measurement in New Zealand
    keyword : Absolute gravity measurement, New Zealand, Tectonics
  • Evaluation of the underground structure and sustainability of hot spring
    keyword : Underground structure, hot spring , sustainability
  • Human - Environmental security in the Asia - Pacific Ring of Fire : Water - Energy - Food Nexus
    keyword : Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Human - Environmental security, Monitoring
  • Precise repeat gravity measurement for the CO2 capture and storage monitoring at the Gundih gas field in Indonesia.
    keyword : Repeat gravity measurement, CO2 capture and storage, Monitoring
  • Precise repeat gravity measurement for the geothermal reservoir monitoring at the geothermal power plant in Indonesia and New Zealand
    keyword : Repeat gravity measurement, Geothermal reservoir, Monitoring
  • Research for the monitoring of ground subsidence using latest geodetic observation methods in Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang
    keyword : Ground subsidence,precise gravity measurement, GPS, InSAR
Current and Past Project
  • Human Impacts on Urban Subsurface Environments
Academic Activities
1. Jun Nishijima, Kento Naritomi, Yayan Sofyan, Shinji Ohsawa, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Monitoring hot spring aquifer using repeat hybrid micro-gravity measurements in Beppu Geothermal Field, Japan, The Water-Energy-Food Nexus, 10.1007/978-981-10-7383-0_5, 2018.04, [URL].
2. Geothermal Reservoir Monitoring by Repeat Precise Gravity Measurement -With Current State of Geothermal Power Generation in Japan-
Teion Kougaku (J. Cryo. Super. Soc. Jpn.)
Vol 50, No. 9 451-457.
3. Hakim SAIBI, S. Finsterle, R. Bertani, Jun Nishijima, Geothermal Energy, Handbook of Sustainable Engineering, Springer, 2013.05.
4. Gravity Map of Fukuoka District (Bouguer Anomalies) 1:200000.
1. Awaleh Moktar Bileh, Jun Nishijima, Delineation of geological structures of Arta geothermal prospect in Djibouti based on the gravity data analysis and interpretation, Geothermics, 117, 102894, 2024.02.
2. Philip Omollo, Jun Nishijima, Inception of time-lapse micro-gravity monitoring of the great Olkaria geothermal field, Kenya, Geothermics, 117, 102891, 2024.02.
3. Philip Omollo, Jun Nishijima, Analysis and Interpretation of the gravity data to delineate subsurface structural geometry of the Olkaria geothermal reservoir, Kenya, Geothermics, 110, 102663, 2023.05.
4. Philip Omollo, Jun Nishijima, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu and Kazuki Sawayama, Resistivity structural imaging of the Olkaria Domes geothermal field in Kenya using 2D and 3D MT Data inversion, Geothermics, DOI:10.1016/j.geothermics.2022.102414, 103, 2, 102414, 2022.07.
5. Justus Maithya, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, Analysis of gravity data to delineate structural features controlling the Eburru geothermal system in Kenya, Geothermics, 10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.101795, 85, 2020.05.
6. Carlos Pocasangre, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, Interpretation of gravity data to delineate the geothermal reservoir extent and assess the geothermal resource from low-temperature fluids in the Municipality of Isa, Southern Kyushu, Japan, Geothermics, 10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.101735, 83, 2020.01.
7. Isaack Kanda, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, Geological structures controlling the placement and geometry of heat sources within the Menengai geothermal field, Kenya as evidenced by gravity study, Geothermics, 10.1016/j.geothermics.2018.12.012, 79, 67-81, 2019.05.
8. Md Bodruddoza Mia, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, Exploration of hydrothermal alteration and monitoring of thermal activity using multi-source satellite images
A case study of the recently active Kirishima volcano complex on Kyushu Island, Japan, Geothermics, 10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.01.006, 79, 26-45, 2019.05.
9. Yoichi Fukuda, Hiroshi Takiguchi, Takahito Kazama, Jun Nishijima, Sergei Gulyaev, Tim Natusch, Matt Amos, Vaughan Stagpoole, Christopher Pearson, New absolute gravity measurements in New Zealand, International Association of Geodesy (IAG) symposium “Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems 2016”, GGHS 2016 International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems 2016 - Proceedings Organized by IAG Commission 2 and the International Gravity Field Service, 10.1007/1345_2017_18, 148, 95-101, 2019.01.
10. Md Bodruddoza Mia, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, Monitoring thermal activity of the beppu geothermal area in Japan using multisource satellite thermal infrared data, Geosciences (Switzerland), 10.3390/geosciences8080306, 8, 8, 2018.08.
11. Md Bodruddoza Mia, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, Monitoring of thermal activity at the Hatchobaru-Otake geothermal area in Japan using multi-source satellite images-with comparisons of methods, and solar and seasonal effects, Remote Sensing, 10.3390/rs10091430, 10, 9, 2018.09.
12. Md Bodruddoza Mia, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, Thermal Activity Monitoring of an Active Volcano Using Landsat 8/OLI-TIRS Sensor Images
A Case Study at the Aso Volcanic Area in Southwest Japan, Geosciences (Switzerland), 10.3390/geosciences7040118, 7, 4, 2017.12.
13. Jun Nishijima, Kento Naritomi, Interpretation of gravity data to delineate underground structure in the Beppu geothermal field, central Kyushu, Japan, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.11.022, 11, 84-95, 2017.06.
14. M. Belhai, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, M. Bersi, Hydrochemistry and gas geochemistry of the northeastern Algerian geothermal waters, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 10.1007/s12517-016-2790-2, 10, 1, 2017.01.
15. Yoichi Fukuda, Jun Nishijima, Yayan Sofyan, Makoto Taniguchi, Mahmud Yusuf, Hasanuddin Z. Abidin, Application of A10 absolute gravimeter formonitoring land subsidence in Jakarta, Indonesia, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geodesy for Earthquake and Natural Hazards, GENAH 2014 International Symposium on Geodesy for Earthquake and Natural Hazards (GENAH) - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geodesy for Earthquake and Natural Hazards (GENAH), 10.1007/1345_2016_221, 145, 127-134, 2017.01.
16. Jun Nishijima, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Interpretation of gravity and gamma-ray spectrometry data in low temperature hydrothermal systems, southeastern part of Fukuoka, Japan, Acta Geophysica, 10.1515/acgeo-2016-0113, 64, 6, 2289-2304, 2016.12.
17. Jun Nishijima, C. Umeda, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, J. Takayama, N. Hiraga, S. Higuchi, Repeat Absolute and Relative Gravity Measurements for Geothermal Reservoir Monitoring in the Ogiri Geothermal Field, Southern Kyushu, Japan, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 10.1088/1755-1315/42/1/012004, 42, 1, 2016.10.
18. Kazuya ISHITSUKA, Takeshi TSUJI, Toshifumi MATSUOKA, Jun NISHIJIMA, Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU, Heterogeneous surface displacement pattern at the Hatchobaru Geothermal Field inferred from SAR interferometry time-series, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.07.006, 44, 95-103, 2016.02.
19. Density structure inferred from airborne gravity gradiometry survey data in the western part of Kirishima volcano
BUTSURI-TANSA Graophysical Exploration.
20. Yayan Sofyan, Jun Nishijima, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Shin Yoshikawa, Tsuneomi Kagiyama, Takahiro Ohkura, The oscillation model of hydrothermal dynamics beneath Aso volcano, southwest Japan after small eruption on May 2011
A new understanding model using repeated absolute and relative gravity measurement, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.12.012, 310, 172-185, 2016.01.
21. Jun Nishijima, Yoichi Fukuda, Yayan Sofyan, Matomu Itakura, Eko Januari Wahyudi, Toshifumi Matsuoka, Repeat micro-gravity measurements using A10 absolute gravimeter for CO2 injection monitoring in Gundih gas field, Central JAVA, Indonesia, Proceedings of the 12th SEGJ International Symposium, 2015.11.
22. Md. Bodruddoza Mia, Jun NISHIJIMA, Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU, Monitoring heat flow before and after eruption of Kuju fumaroles in 1995 using Landsat TIR images, Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica, 10.1007/s40328-014-0075-3, 50, 3, 295-305, 2015.09.
23. J. NISHIJIMA, D. OKA, S. Higuchi, Y. FUJIMITSU, J. TAKAYAMA, N. HIRAGA, Repeat microgravity measurements using absolute and relative gravimeter for geothermal reservoir monitoring in Ogiri geothermal power plant, south Kyushu, Japan, Proc. the World Geothermal Congress 2015, 2015.04.
24. Yayan Sofyan, Yunus Daud, Jun NISHIJIMA, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Yustin Kamah, Ahmad Yani, Yoichi Fukuda, Makoto Taniguchi, The first repeated absolute gravity measurement for geothermal monitoring in The Kamojang Geothermal Field, Indonesia, Geothermics, 10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.05.002, 53, January, 114-124, 2015.01.
25. Md. Bodruddoza MIA, Jun NISHIJIMA, Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU, Exploration and monitoring geothermal activity using Landsat ETM + images, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 275, 14-21, 2014.04.
26. Koichiro DOI, Hideaki HAYAKAWA, Takahito KAZAMA, Toshihiro HIGASHI, Shingo OHSONO, Yoichi FUKUDA, Jun NISHIJIMA, Yuichi AOYAMA, Junichi UEDA, Field Measurements of Absolute Gravity in East Antarctica, Advances in Polar Science, 24, 4, 339-343, 2013.12.
27. Mohamed Abdel ZAHER, Hakim SAIBI, Jun NISHIJIMA, Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU, Hany MESBAH and Sachio EHARA, Exploration and assessment of the geothermal resources in the Hammam Faraun hot spring, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.11.007, 45, 2, 256-267, 2012.02.
28. Yayan Sofyan, Yustin Kamah, Jun Nishijima, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Sachio Ehara, Yoichi Fukuda, Makoto Taniguchi, Mass variation in outcome to high production activity in Kamojang Geothermal Field, Indonesia: A reservoir monitoring with relative and absolute gravimetry, Earth, Planets and Space, 10.5047/eps.2011.07.005, 2011.11.
29. Jun NISHIJIMA, Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU, Yayan SOFYAN, Yoichi FUKUDA, Takashi HASEGAWA and Makoto TANIGUCHI, A geothermal reservoir monitoring using an absolute gravity measurement around Takigami geothermal power plant, central Kyushu, Japan, RENEWABLE ENERGY 2010 Proceedings (CD-ROM), 2010.10.
30. Jun Nishijima, Hakim Saibi, Yayan Sofyan, Sachio Shimose, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Sachio Ehara, Yoichi Fukuda, Takashi Hasegawa and Makoto Taniguchi, Reservoir Monitoring Using Hybrid Micro-Gravity Measurements in the Takigami Geothermal Field, Central Kyushu, Japan, Proceedings of the World Geothermal Congress 2010, 2010.04.
31. Densed gravity survey around Kego fault, Fukuoka city

Chikyu monthly

Vol. 32, No. 4, 251-257.
32. Earthquake off Western Part of Fukuoka Prefecture on March 20, 2005 and High Density Gravity Anomaly Map

Jun NISHIJIMA, Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU, Koichiro FUKUOKA and Sachio EHARA

NEWS of WESTERN JAPAN NDIC, NO.33, pp.19-22.
33. Jun NISHIJIMA, Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU, Sachio EHARA, Etsuro KOUNO and Masao YAMAUCHI, Micro-Gravity Monitoring and Repeated GPS Survey at Hatchobaru Geothermal Field, Central Kyushu, Japan, Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress 2005, 2005.05.
34. J. NISHIJIMA, Y. FUJIMITSU, S. EHARA, T. MOTOYAMA and N. SHIMOSAKO, Reservoir Monitoring by Observation of Gravity Changes at the Takigami
Geothermal Field, Central Kyushu, Japan, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, Vol. 23, pp.425-431, 1999.10.
35. J. NISHIJIMA, S. EHARA, Y. FUJIMITSU, T. MOTOYAMA, N. SHIMOSAKO, Y. NAKANO and K. YONESHIGE, Macroscopic Monitoring of Deep Underground Fluid Flow by Repeat Gravity Measurements, Groundwater Updates, 31-36, pp.31-36, 2000.05.
36. J. NISHIJIMA, Y. FUJIMITSU, S. EHARA and T. MOTOYAMA, Reservoir Monitoring by Observation of Gravity Changes at Some Geothermal
Fields in Kyushu, Japan, Proceedings of the World Geothermal Congress 2000, pp.1515-1520, 2000.05.
37. Gravity Monitoring of Geothermal Reservoirs in the Takigami Geothermal Field, Central Kyushu, Japan - Gravity Changes Caused by Production and Reinjection of Geothermal Fluids -


Journal of the Geothermal Research Society of Japan
Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 117-129.
1. Jun NISHIJIMA, Daisuke YANAI and Yasuhiro FUJIMITSU, A Density Structure Inferred from Airborne Gravity Gradiometry Data in Kuju Geothermal Field, Central Kyushu, Japan, Grand Renewable Energy 2018, 2018.06.
2. Jun Nishijima, Keigo Kitamura, Koki Aizawa, Jun-Ichiro Ishibashi, Wipoo Prasitwuttisak, Takeshi Tsuji, Tatsunori Ikeda, Yoshio Soeda, Haruhiro Inagaki, Hiroki Saito, Deep geothermal system conceptual model inferred from integrated geophysical surveys, Water-Rock Interaction WRI-17, 2023.08.
Membership in Academic Society
  • European Geosciences Union
  • Japanese Society for Active Fault Studies
Other Educational Activities
  • 2006.07.