About Me

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Short bio

I obtained my PhD from Kyoto University in 2010. In my PhD work, I studied grain charging and planetesimal formation with Prof. Hidekazu Tanaka (田中 秀和) at Hokkaido University (now at Tohoku University). In my Master's and undergraduate projects, I studied general relativity (一般相対論) and black hole physics under the supervision by Prof. Masa-aki Sakagami (阪上 雅昭).

After the PhD, I spent three years at Nagoya University as a JSPS Superlative Postdoctoral Fellow (学振SPD). With Prof. Shu-ichiro Inutsuka (犬塚 修一郎), I studied interesting aspects of protoplanetary disks as weakly ionized, dusty plasmas.

In 2013, I joined the faculty of Tokyo Tech (東京工業大学) as an assistant professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences (地球惑星科学). In 2015, I spent a sabbatical leave at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, where I worked with Dr. Neal Turner on the thermal structure of protoplanetary disks. While I was away on sabbatical, I was promoted to associate professor in my home institute.

I was raised in Hachioji (八王子), Tokyo.


  • September 2015 - present
    Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    東京工業大学 准教授

  • March 2013 - August 2015
    Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • April 2010 - February 2013
    JSPS Research Fellow - SPD, Nagoya University
    日本学術振興会特別研究員-SPD, 名古屋大学

  • April 2008 - March 2010
    JSPS Research Fellow - DC2, Kyoto University
    日本学術振興会特別研究員-DC2, 京都大学


  • March 2010
    Ph.D. of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
    京都大学 大学院人間・環境学研究科 博士課程
    Dissertation (学位論文): "Theoretical Modeling of the Charging and Structure Evolution of Dust Aggregates in Protoplanetary Disks"

  • March 2007
    Master of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
    京都大学 大学院人間・環境学研究科

  • March 2005
    Bachelor of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University
    京都大学 総合人間学部 卒業

  • March 2001
    Tokyo Metropolitan Kunitachi High School
    東京都立国立高校 卒業