JICA Ogata Research Institute


MATSUI, Takafumi

Distinguished FellowPart-time

Educational Background

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

Career Background

APR 1976: Post Doctoral Fellow, JSPS
MAR 1977: Visiting Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, U.S.
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, Chiba Institute of Technology
JUN 2009: Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
JAN 2016: Executive Director of Board of Trustee, Chiba Institute of Technology
JUL 2019: Director, Geo-Cosmology, Chiba Institute of Technology


・ Member of Science Council of Japan (2006-)
・ Council for 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 ofJapan) (2012-)
・ Trustees of Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (2009-)
・ President, Gifu Kakamigahara Air and Spece Museum


・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.)

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