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Director Takafumi MATSUI

Bio

  • MAR 1970: Graduated from Department of Geophysics, University of Tokyo
  • MAR 1976: Doctor of Science (Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo)

Occupation

  • APR 1976: Post Doctoral Fellow, JSPS
  • MAR 1977: Visiting Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston
  • JUN 1978: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • OCT 1985: Invited Foreign Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.
  • AUG 1987: Invited Foreign Scientist, Michigan State University, U.S.
  • APR 1992: Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • JUN 1992-SEP 1995: Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany
  • APR 1994: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • APR 1999-2009: Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/ Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • OCT 2005-MAR 2007: Director, Science Interpreter Training Program, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
  • MAR 2009: Retirement from The University of Tokyo
  • APR 2009: Director, Planetary Exploration Research Center(PERC), Chiba Institute of Technology
  • JUN 2009: Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
  • 2019: Director, Institute for Geo-Cosmology, Chiba Institute of Technology
  • JUN 2020:The 13th president, Chiba Institute of Technology

Memberships (2009~)

  • Member of Science Council of Japan (2006~)
  • Council of Science and Technology Policy (Cabinet office, Government of Japan) (2009)
  • Distinguished Fellow of The Tokyo Foundation (2009~)
  • Senior Researcher Councilor for the Institute for International Policy Studies (2009~)
  • Council of Space Development Policy (Cabinet office, Government of Japan) (2011~2012)
  • Acting Chairman of Committee on National Space Policy (Cabinet office, Government of Japan) (2012~)
  • Trustees of Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (2009~)
  • others: Director/Councilor of various foundations

Awards

  • 1988: Meteorological Society of Japan, Horiuchi Award
  • 1997: Mother’s Forest Award (Awarded to eminent people from various fields.)
  • 2007: 61st Mainichi Shuppan Bunka Award (Awarded to the author of eminent book published in 2007)
  • 2014: Japan Geoscience Union Fellow (Awarded for outstanding contribution to planetary science in particular to the understanding of the formation and evolution of the atmosphere and oceans; and numerous contributions to popularization of geoscience.)