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Research Staff

As of July 1, 2017

Director-General

  Kazuyuki SHIRAISHI Geology

Division for Research and Education / Space and Upper Atmospheric Sciences Group

Professor Takuji NAKAMURA Atmospheric Dynamics
Professor Hiroshi MIYAOKA Plasma Physics
Professor Akira KADOKURA Magnetospheric Physics
Associate Professor Masaki TSUTSUMI Atmospheric Physics
Associate Professor Akira YUKIMATU Magnetospheric Physics
Associate Professor Masaki OKADA Plasma Physics
Associate Professor Ryuho KATAOKA Space Physics, Solar Terrestrial Physics
Associate Professor Yoshihiro TOMIKAWA Middle Atmosphere Science
Associate Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Assistant Professor Mitsumu EJIRI Upper Atmosphere Physics
Assistant Professor Takanori NISHIYAMA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Project Professor Natsuo SATO Aurora Physics
Project Associate Professor Koji NISHIMURA Instrumentation Engineering
Project Associate Professor Yoshimasa TANAKA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Project Associate Professor Katsuhiko TSUNO Cosmic Ray, X-ray Astronomy, Space Engineering
Project Assistant Yuko SUZUKI Atmospheric Electricity
Project Researcher Yuka SATO Magnetospheric Physics, Ionospheric Physics
Project Researcher Toru TAKAHASHI Upper Atmosphere Physics

Division for Research and Education / Meteorology and Glaciology Group

Professor Hideaki MOTOYAMA Snow Hydrology, Glaciology
Professor Kumiko GOTO-AZUMA Glaciology
Professor Shuji FUJITA Glaciology, Ice Core Studies, Remote Sensing, Applied Physics
Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering
Associate Professor Shuki USHIO Polar Oceanography
Associate Professor Kenji KAWAMURA Paleoclimatology
Associate Professor Gen HASHIDA Polar Marine Biogeochemistry
Associate Professor Takeshi TAMURA Polar Oceanography
Associate Professor Masataka SHIOBARA Atmospheric Physics
Associate Professor Jun INOUE Polar Meteorology
Assistant Professor Naohiko HIRASAWA Climatology
Assistant Professor Teruo FURUKAWA Glaciology
Assistant Professor Daisuke GOTO Atmospheric Physics
Assistant Professor Yutaka TOBO Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry
Project Researcher Fumio NAKAZAWA Glaciology
Project Researcher Kyohei YAMADA Radiation and Climate Physics
Project Researcher Haruhiko KASHIWASE Polar Oceanography, Sea Ice
Project Researcher Alimasi NUERASIMUGULI Glaciology
Project Researcher Kotaro MURATA Atmospheric Aerosol Science

Division for Research and Education / Geoscience Group

Professor Yoichi MOTOYOSHI Geology
Professor Yoshifumi NOGI Solid Earth Geophysics
Associate Professor Koichiro DOI Geodesy
Associate Professor Keiji MISAWA Cosmochemistry
Associate Professor Tomokazu HOKADA Geology
Associate Professor Hideki MIURA Quaternary Geology
Associate Professor Akira YAMAGUCHI Meteoritics
Associate Professor Yusuke SUGANUMA Quaternary Geology, Paleomagnetism, Rock magnetism
Associate Professor Masaki KANAO Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Assistant Professor Yuichi AOYAMA Geodesy
Assistant Professor Naoya IMAE Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Hiroshi KAIDEN Mineralogy, Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Kenji HORIE Isotopic Geochemistry
Assistant Professor Jun'ichi OKUNO Geophysics
Assistant Professor Masakazu FUJII Marine Geology and Geophysics, Rock Magnetism
Project Researcher Mami TAKEHARA Isotope geology
Project Researcher Genevieve HUBLET Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry
Project Researcher Xiangyu ZHAO Geophysics (Paleomagnetism)

Division for Research and Education / Bioscience Group

Professor Tsuneo ODATE Biological Oceanography
Professor Kentaro WATANABE Marine Ecology
Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Associate Professor Sakae KUDOH Aquatic Ecology
Associate Professor Akinori TAKAHASHI Animal Ecology
Associate Professor Yuuki WATANABE Marine Zoology
Associate Professor Masaki UCHIDA Microbial Ecology
Assistant Professor Kunio TAKAHASHI Marine Ecology
Assistant Professor Nobuo KOKUBUN Marine Ecology
Assistant Professor Yukiko TANABE Plant Eco-physiology, Limnology
Assistant Professor Kozue SHIOMI Animal Behavior
Assistant Professor Ryosuke MAKABE Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Assistant Professor Shintaro TAKAO Ocean Optics, Satellite Oceanography
Project Researcher Jean Baptiste Pierre Marie Dominique THIEBOT Marine Ecology
Project Researcher Megumu TSUJIMOTO Ecology
Project Researcher Masaharu TSUJI Mycology, Fungal Ecophysiology
Project Researcher Masayoshi SANO Marine Ecology
Project Researcher Alexis Prostel WILL Biology

Division for Research and Education / Polar Engineering Group

Professor Yoichi MOTOYOSHI Snow Hydrology, Glaciology
Assistant Professor Masayuki KIKUCHI Plasma Physics

Center for Antarctic Programs

Professor Yoshifumi NOGI Solid Earth Geophysics
Professor Shuji FUJITA Glaciology, Ice Core Studies, Remote Sensing, Applied Physics
Associate Professor Gen HASHIDA Polar Marine Biogeochemistry
Associate Professor Sakae KUDOH Aquatic Ecology
Associate Professor Koichiro DOI Geodesy
Associate Professor Masaki TSUTSUMI Atmospheric Physics
Associate Professor Hideki MIURA Quaternary Geology

Arctic Environment Research Center

Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering
Professor Hiroshi MIYAOKA Plasma Physics
Professor Kumiko GOTO-AZUMA Glaciology
Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Associate Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Associate Professor Masataka SHIOBARA Atmospheric Physics
Associate Professor Jun INOUE Polar Meteorology
Associate Professor Masaki UCHIDA Microbial Ecology
Assistant Professor Daisuke GOTO Atmospheric Physics
Project Professor Masao FUKASAWA  
Project Professor Yutaka KONDO Global Atmospheric
Project Professor Tetsuo OHATA Glaciology
Project Associate Professor Tetsuo SUEYOSHI Glaciology, Paleoclimatology
Project Associate Professor Hironori YABUKI Glaciology
Project Researcher Takeshi TERUI Marine Ecosystem
Project Researcher Takeshi SUGIMURA Numerical Fluid Dynamics
Project Researcher Takuya NAKANOWATARI Physical Oceanography
Project Researcher Kazutoshi SATO Meteorology
Project Researcher Ryo KANEKO Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Ecology
Project Researcher Kazue SUZUKI Polar Climatology, Data Assimilation

Polar Science Resources Center

Professor Yoichi MOTOYOSHI Geology
Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Associate Professor Akinori TAKAHASHI Animal Ecology
Associate Professor Tomokazu HOKADA Geology
Associate Professor Akira YAMAGUCHI Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Naoya IMAE Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Kenji HORIE Isotopic Geochemistry
Project Professor Yoshikuni HIROI Geology, Petrology
Project Professor Makoto KIMURA Environmental Science Meteoritics, Mineralogy

Communications and Computing Science Center

Associate Professor Masaki OKADA Plasma Physics
Assistant Professor Yuichi AOYAMA Geodesy
Assistant Professor Masayuki KIKUCHI Plasma Physics
Assistant Professor Naohiko HIRASAWA Climatology

Ice Core Research Center

Professor Kumiko GOTO-AZUMA Glaciology
Professor Hideaki MOTOYAMA Snow Hydrology, Glaciology
Professor Shuji FUJITA Glaciology, Ice Core Studies, Remote Sensing, Applied Physics
Associate Professor Kenji KAWAMURA Paleoclimatology
Project Researcher Fumio NAKAZAWA Glaciology
Project Assistant Motohiro HIRABAYASHI Analytical Chemistry

Public Relations Section

Professor Yoichi MOTOYOSHI Geology

Library

Professor Tsuneo ODATE Biological Oceanography
Project Professor Takashi YAMANOUCHI Atmospheric Science

International Affairs Section

Professor Kentaro WATANABE Marine Ecology

Intellectual Property Section

Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering

Archives Section

Professor Tsuneo ODATE Biological Oceanography
Project Professor Takashi YAMANOUCHI Atmospheric Science

Research Development Office

Professor Takuji NAKAMURA Atmospheric Dynamics
URA Yasuko ISONO Atmospheric Science
URA Yuji KODAMA Glaciology

Office of Female Researcher Development

Professor Takuji NAKAMURA Atmospheric Dynamics
URA Yasuko ISONO Atmospheric Science

Visiting Staff

Visiting Professor Giichiro OHNO Antarctic Medical
Visiting Professor Naomasa NAKAI Astronomy
Visiting Professor Kaoru SATO Atmospheric Dynamics, Middle Atmosphere Sciences
Visiting Professor Makoto ABO Laser Remote Sensing
Visiting Professor Seiji TSUBOI Seismology
Visiting Professor Hiroyuki KONISHI Precipitation Physics
Visiting Professor Hitoshi FUJIWARA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Professor Masahiko HAYASHI Meteorology
Visiting Professor Makoto TAGUCHI Planetary Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Professor Shinya OBARA Energy System, Microgrid, Cold Region Energy
Visiting Professor Hiroshi TANAKA Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Climatology, Atmospheric General Circulation
Visiting Professor Jouta KANDA Marine Biochemistry
Visiting Professor Dapeng ZHAO Seismology
Visiting Professor Masayuki YAMAMOTO Upper Atmosphere Physics, Ionospheric Physics
Visiting Professor Tetsuo IWAMI Ichthyology, Marine Ecology
Visiting Professor Yutaka WATANUKI Marine Ecology
Visiting Professor Shogo NISHIKAWA Power and Energy
Visiting Professor Taro ICHII Marine Ecology
Visiting Professor Takayuki NAKATSUBO Plant Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology
Visiting Professor Hajime YAMAGUCHI Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Visiting Professor Ayako ABE Paleoclimatology, Climate and Ice Sheet Modeling
Visiting Professor Takaaki NOGUCHI Mineralogy, Petrology, Meteoritics
Visiting Professor Shigeru FUJITA Magnetospheric Physics
Visiting Associate Professor Yasunobu MIYOSHI Middle-Upper Atmosphere Physics, Upper Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Associate Professor Masato MOTEKI Ichthyology
Visiting Associate Professor Satonori MOZAWA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Associate Professor Toru HIRAWAKE Satellite Oceanography, Marine Optics
Visiting Associate Professor Tomoyuki HONMA Diffraction Physics, Physical Metallurgy, Strength in Materials Science, Light Metals
Visiting Associate Professor Makoto KOIKE Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Visiting Associate Professor Takanobu SAWAGAKI Physical Geography, Glacial Geology
Visiting Associate Professor Shigeru AOKI Polar Oceanography
Visiting Associate Professor Nobuhiko KIZU Meteorology, Geochemistry
Visiting Associate Professor Shin-ichiro OYAMA Upper Atmospheric Physics; Space Physics, Solar Terrestrial Physics

Foreign Researchers

Joint Support-Center for Data Sceince Research

Professor Akira KADOKURA Magnetospheric Physics
Associate Professor Masaki KANAO Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Project Associate Professor Yoshimasa TANAKA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Project Associate Professor Koji NISHIMURA Instrumentation Engineering
Project Associate Professor Hironori YABUKI Glaciology

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

  Naoko NAGATSUKA Glaciology
  Takeshige ISHIWA Geophysics, Paleoclimatology
  Ikumi OYABU Glaciology
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