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Center for Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT)


Mikito Furuichi


Group Leader [Senior Scientist]
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Center for Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology

3173-25, Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, 236-0001, Japan
m-furuic_at_jamstec.go.jp Researchmap

Short CV


2004.4 - 2014.3 Research Scientist, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
2009.4 - 2010.3 Visiting Research Scientist, GFD, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich
2014.4 - Present Senior Scientist, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
2017.4 - present Visiting Associate Professor, Kobe University Graduate School


2001.4 - 2004.3 PhD in Physics, Sophia University

Research Topics

Numerical simulation scheme
I'm developing a numerical scheme regarding a study of solid earth, especially for mantle dynamics simulation. Currently I'm working on a solution technique for a Stokes flow problem with a high viscosity jump and moving boundary treatment.See detail in my personal Web page.
fluid rope coiling
Simulated fluid rope coiling event [M. Fuiruichi et.al., 2009] fluid rope coiling
Settling partcles by DEM--Stokes coupled simulation [M. Fuiruichi and D. Nishiura, 2014]
Scientific Visualization
Visualization is important for understating the complex dynamics/structure reproduced by 3D simulation data. I am interested in computer graphics techniques of scientific visualizations and rendering method for a photorealistic quality. I am also interested in techniques of co-processing visualization which produce visualization results during a product run to deal with large-size data resulting from the recent parallel computer technology.
Movie: simulated seismic waveform data of Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake 2011


  • 'Arcuate stress state in accretionary prisms from real-scale numerical sandbox experiments' M. Furuichi, D. Nishiura, O. Kuwano, A. Bauville, T. Hori, H. Sakaguchi, Scientific Reports (2018), 8, 8685, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-26534-x
  • 'An efficient multi-dimensional implementation of VSIAM3 and its applications to free surface flows' K. Yokoi, M. Furuichi, M. Sakai, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS (2017), 29, p. 121611, DOI: 10.1063/1.4996183
  • 'Iterative load-balancing method with multigrid level relaxation for particle simulation with short-range interactions' M. Furuichi, D. Nishiura, Computer Physics Communications (2017), 219, 135-148 DOI:10.1016/j.cpc.2017.05.015
  • 'Computational performance of a smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulation for shared-memory parallel computing' D. Nishiura, M. Furuichi, Computer Physics Communications (2015), 194, 18-32 DOI:10.1016/j.cpc.2015.04.006
  • 'Implicit solution of the material transport in Stokes flow simulation: toward thermal convection simulation surrounded by free surface' M. Furuichi, D. May, Computer Physics Communications (2015), 192, 1-11 DOI:10.1016/j.cpc.2015.02.011
  • 'Robust coupled fluid-particle simulation scheme in Stokes-flow regime: toward the geodynamic simulation including granular media' M. Furuichi, D. Nishiura, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (2014) 15, 2865-2882 DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005281
  • 大規模地球変動シミュレーションの可視化技術開発 'Development of Visualization Tools for Large-scale Geoscience Simulations' Furuichi, M., Araki, F., Kageyama, A., Journal of the Visualization Society of Japan, Vol32 No. 127, 16-21, 2012. (in Japanese)
  • 'Development of a Stokes flow simulation code for core formation' Furuichi, M., Nakagawa, T., Proceeding of JSST2012, 166-169, 2012.
  • 'Development of visualization tool for the wave propagation data on sphere' Furuichi, M., Tsuboi, S., Proceeding of JSST2012, 285-288, 2012.
  • 'Current progresses on numerical simulations of global-scale geodynamics: Methods and applications' M. Furuichi, T. Nakagawa, Proceedings of Disaster Simulation & Structural Safety in the Next Generation (DS'11), 2011.
  • 'Numerical modeling of three dimensional self-gravitating Stokes flow problem with free surface' M. Furuichi, Procedia Computer Science, 4, 1506-1515, 2011.
  • 'Development of a Stokes Flow Solver Robust to Large Viscosity Jump Using a Schur Complement Approach with Mixed Precision Arithmetic' M. Furuichi, Dave May, Paul Tackley Journal of Computational Physics 230 (2011) 8835-8851
  • 'Validity test of a Stokes flow solver by fluid rope coiling: toward plate-mantle simulation' Mikito Furuichi, Masanori Kameyama,Akira Kageyama, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 176 (2009) 44-53
  • 'Three-Dimensional Eulerian method for large deformation of viscoelastic fluid: Toward plate-mantle simulation' M. Furuichi, M. Kameyama and A. Kageyama, Journal of Computational Physics 227 (2008) 4977-4997
  • 'MovieMaker: A Parallel Movie-Making Software for Large Scale Simulations' H. UEHARA, S. KAWAHARA, N. OHNO, M. FURUICHI, F. ARAKI and A. KAGEYAMA, J. Plasma Physics Vol.72, part 6, pp.841-844 (2006)
  • 'Visualization Analysis of Large-Scale Three-Dimensional Scalar Data of Ocean Simulation' Mikito Furuichi, Fumiaki Araki, Hideharu Sasaki, Journal of Visualization, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp.356 (2006)
  • 'Visualization of Large-scale Data Generated by Earth Simulator' Fumiaki Araki, Hitoshi Uehara, Nobuaki Ohno, Shintaro Kawahara, Mikito Furuichi, Akira Kageyama, Journal of the Earth Simulator, Vol.6, pp.25-34 (2006)
  • 'Visualization of simulated ocean-atmosphere coupled phenomena of OFES on the Earth Simulator, ' M. Furuichi, F. Araki and H. Sasaki, Kasikajyouhou, Suppl. 3., 2004 ,
  • 'Description of s-Wave and p-wave Baryons' M. Furuichi and K. Shimizu and S. Takeuchi Physical Review C, Volume 68, 034001
  • 'Description of SU(3) Octet and Decuplet Baryons' M. Furuichi and K. Shimizu Physical Review C, Volume 65, 025201