Faculty of Engineering, Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering


Research Fellow

Research Fields, Keywords

Biological Wastewater Treatment, Solid-Liquid Phase Separation, Microbial Community Analysis

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The Best Research Acheivement as Researcher Life 【 display / non-display

  • 【Published Thesis】 Candidatus Monilibacter spp., common bulking filaments in activated sludge, are members of Cluster III Defluviicocccus (Tadashi Nittami, Simon McIlroy, Elizabeth M. Seviour, Sarah Schroeder, and Robert J. Seviour)  2009.10

    【Published Thesis】 Influence of temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen concentration on enhanced biological phosphorus removal under strictly aerobic conditions  2011.12

    【Academic Awards Received】 WET Excellent Paper Award  2012.06

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    The University of Tokyo  Graduate School of Frontier Sciences  Division of Environmental Studies  Doctor Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Doctor (Environmental Studies) -  The University of Tokyo

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2018.05

    La Trobe University   Department of Phisiology, Anatomy, and Microbiology   Visiting Staff  

  • 2007.10

    La Trobe University   Biotechnology Research Centre   Visiting Researcher  

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2004

    Japan Society on Water Environment

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Environmental engineering and reduction of environmental burden

  • Biofunction/Bioprocess


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Solid-liquid separation of activated sludge

    Environmental Research  

    Project Year:  -   

  • Biological nutrient removal

    Environmental Research  

    Project Year:  -   

  • Microbial ecology of activated sludge

    Project Year:  -   

  • Microbial Fuel Cell

    The Other Research Programs  

    Project Year:  -   

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Investigation of prospective factors that control Kouleothrix (Type 1851) filamentous bacterial abundance and their correlation with sludge settleability in full-scale wastewater treatment plants

    Tadashi Nittami, Tadashi Shoji, Yusuke Koshiba, Mana Noguchi, Mamoru Oshiki, Masashi Kuroda, Tomonori Kindaichi, Junji Fukuda, Futoshi Kurisu

    Process Safety and Environmental Protection   124   137 - 142   2019.04  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Enrichment of PHA-accumulators for sustainable PHA production from crude glycerol

    Adeline Seak May Chua, Ainil Hawa Mohamad Fauzi, Li Wan Yoon, Tadashi Nittami, Hak Koon Yeoh

    Process Safety and Environmental Protection   122   200 - 208   2019.02  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Utilization of a silicon rubber membrane for passive oxygen supply in a microbial fuel cell treating carbon and nitrogen from synthetic coke-oven wastewater

    Wang F, Matsubara H, Nittami T, Fujita M

    Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     2019  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

  • 不織布に塗布した海洋性Anammox細菌を用いた反応装置の立ち上げ方法の検討

    田中 孝国, フーレイチア, 田中 昭雄, 押木 守, 金田一 智規, 新田見 匡

    工業用水 = Journal of industrial water ( 日本工業用水協会 )  ( 648 )   39 - 43   2018.05  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Spontaneous hair follicle germ (HFG) formation in vitro, enabling the large-scale production of HFGs for regenerative medicine

    Tatsuto Kageyama, ChisaYoshimura, Dina Myasnikova, Ken Kataoka, Tadashi Nittami, Shoji Maruo, Junji Fukuda

    Biomaterials ( Elsevier )  154   291 - 300   2018.02  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • WET Excellent Paper Award


  • The 4th IWA-ASPIRE Conference & Exhibition Best Poster Award


Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)

    Project Year: 2019.04  -  2023.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2019.03  Investigator(s): Tadashi Nittami

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2019.03  Investigator(s): Tadashi Nittami

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2011.04  -  2013.03  Investigator(s): Tadashi Nittami

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)

    Project Year: 2006.04  -  2009.03 

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Other external funds procured 【 display / non-display

  • Analysis of Nitrite Reductase Gene (nirS) fragments in an Activated Sludge System Fed with Either Nitrate or Nitrite as Electron Acceptor

    Offer organization: Local Government 

    Project Year: 2005.07  -  2005.07  Investigator(s): NITTAMI Tadashi

  • Analysis of copper-type nitrite reductase gene (nirK) in activated sludge fed with either nitrate or nitrite as electron acceptor

    Offer organization: Local Government 

    Project Year: 2004.07  -  2004.07  Investigator(s): NITTAMI Tadashi

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles induce apoptosis and autophagic cell death in prostate cancer cells treated with docetaxel via ROS generation and NF-KB signaling

    Kojima K., Takahashi S., Saito S., Nittami T., Usugi E., Ishii K., Hirokawa Y., Watanabe M.

    AACR Annual Meeting 2018  (Chicago, USA)  2018.04  

  • The study of marine anammox bacteria using an upflow column reactor

    Chia F.L., Tanaka T., Oshiki M., Kindaichi T., Nittami T.

    The 6th International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka (IGCN2017)  (Nagaoka, Japan )  2017.10  

  • Resource recovery opportunity for palm oil and oleochemical industry in Malaysia: Wastes to biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates

    Fauzi A.H.M., Lee W.S., Nittami T., Yoon L.W., Yeoh H.K., Chua A.S.M.

    1st Symposium on Microbiological Methods for Waste & Water Resource Recovery (MMWWRR) 2017  (Delft, Netherland)  2017.05  

  • Functional analysis of the KIF22 in prostate cancer cells

    Rina Sakamaki, Shungo Saito, Tatsuya Kitano, Tadashi Nittami, Jieun Seo, Akimitsu Takagi, Hitoshi Ishiguro, Hiroji Uemura and Masatoshi Watanabe

    AACR Annual Meeting 2017  (Washington D.C., U.S.A.)  2017.04  

  • Identification and quantification of Chloroflexi Eikelboom type 1851 filamentous bacteria associated with sludge settleability in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Japan

    Nittami T., Shoji T., Speirs L.M.B., Noguchi M., Oshiki M., Kuroda M., Kindaichi T., Fukuda J, Kurisu F., Seviour R.J.

    The 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME16)  (Montreal, Canada)  2016.08  

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Council/Academic activity outside the university 【 display / non-display

  • Water and Environment Technology Conference 2016 (WET2016)


    Society   Scientific Committee (Committee member)

  • Journal of Water and Environment Technology


    Society   Associate Editor

  • Water and Environment Technology Conference 2010 (WET2010)


    Society   Organizing Committee (Secretary)