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Address: Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku Univ., Aramaki-aza-aoba, Aoba, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
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Planetary upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere
< Subjects >
1. Airglow measurements with a visble-infrared spectral imager on the international space station (ISS-IMAP).
2.. Fine-scale auroral structures obtained by the multi-spectral auroral camera (MAC) and particle sensors (ESA/ISA) onboard the REIMEI (INDEX) satellite.
3. Planetary observation by an infrared (1 - 5 microns) camera using an InSb 2D array for the remote-sensing of planetary atmospheres with a ground-based telescope.
4. Measurement of planetary atmosphere with ground-based telescopes at Hawaii.
5. Development of optical instruments onboard satellites and rocket: An extreme-ultra-violet planetary telescope (SPRINT-A), etc.
6. Measuremnt of aurora: Auroral polarimetory (Alaska), auroral spectrograph (Svalvard), high-speed imager measurement of small-scale aurora (Alaska)
Refereed and non-refereed Papers
Presentations (invited talks, international and domestic conferences)
1991: Graduated from Tohoku University (Japan) as a Bachelor of Science, majoring in geophysics.
1993: Graduated from Tohoku University as a Master of Science, majoring in geophysics.
1993-1997: Enrolled as a Ph.D. student at Tohoku University majoring in geophysics (1993- Jun. 1995, Apr.-Jul. 1997), and employed by Tohoku University to be a member of wintering party of the 37th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (Jul. 1995 - Mar. 1997). Spent the periods Nov. 1995 - Mar. 1997 as a research scientist at Syowa Station, Antarctica.
1997-1999: Employed by Tohoku University as an associate professor attached to Onagawa Geomagnetic Observatory, Faculty of Science.
1999: Moved to Planetary Spectroscopic Research Section of Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University.
1999-2009: Employed by Tohoku University as an assisitant professor attached to Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center.
2009-Present: Employed by Tohoku University as an associate professor attached to Planetary Plasma and Atmospheric Research Center.
< Ph.D thesis >
Dynamical Coupling Processes between Neutrals and Ions in the Polar Thermosphere Obtained from Fabry-Perot Imaging and Radar Observations, Tohoku University, 2006.
Ph.D thesis advisor: Prof. Hiroshi FUKUNISHI
< Principal Investigaterships and Co-Investigaterships of satellite instruments >
PI of the multi-spectral auroral camera (MAC) on board the REIMEI satellite
Co-I of the visible imager (UPI/TVIS) on board the moon orbiter SELENE
Co-I of the 1-um camera on board the Venus orbiter Planet-C
< Personal Data >
Birth: July 6, 1967
Blood type: O+
Living Place: Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan (0-14 yrs old)->Aizuwakamatu, Fukushima, Japan (14-18)->Sendai, Miyagi, Japan (18-28)->Syowa station, Antarctica (28-29) -> Sendai, Miyagi, Japan (29-)
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