Faculty Staff | Solar system science

As of Dec 1, 2016

Name Title Research Keywords
Masanao Abe Associate Professor Planetary exploration, development of onboard instrument, ground-based observation, extraterestrial sample analysis
Takumi Abe Associate Professor Ionospheric plasma, Upper atmosphere, Sounding rocket
Kazushi Asamura Assistant Professor Particle analyzers onboard satellite, Earth and planetary magnetosphere
Keigo Enya Associate Professor Instrumentation (JUICE/GALA, MMX), exoplanet
Junichi Haruyama Assistant Professor Moon, Planet, Volcano, Cave, Hole, Water, Exploration, Life, Image, Camera, Spectroscopy, Radar
Hajime Hayakawa Professor Instrument Development, Planetary Ionosphere/Magnetosphere
Takahiro Iwata Associate Professor Planetary science, radio astronomy, molecular spectroscopy, space geodesy
Ayako Matsuoka Associate Professor Magnetic field, Plasma, Magnetosphere
Takefumi Mitani Assistant Professor
Yasuhiro Murata Associate Professor Radioastronomy, Interferometry
Makiko Ohtake Assistant Professor Geology of planetray body
Takehiko Satoh Professor Planetary atmosphere, Radiation, Dynamics, Space probes
Hiroaki Shiraishi Assistant Professor Internal Structure of Moon and Planets, Seismometry
Takeshi Takashima Associate Professor Development of High-energy particle detectors, Particle physics in space
Satoshi Tanaka Associate Professor
Hajime Yano Assistant Professor Cosmic Dust, Solar System Small Bodies, Ocean Worlds, Astrobiology, Deep Space Exploration
Shoichiro Yokota Assistant Professor Space plasma, particle measurements, mass analyses
Name Masanao Abe
Title Associate Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures Introduction to Exploring the Solar System
Research Keywords Planetary exploration, Development of onboard instrument, Ground-based observation, Extraterestrial sample analysis
Details and policy of research guidance Study on the origin and evolution of the solar system. Specifically, we will develop onboard instruments mainly in the visible / near infrared spectrometer using spacecraft for planetary exploration, and conduct research guidance using data from ground-based telescope and experimental instruments. We also conduct experimental studies and analysis using extraterestrial sample receiving facility.
Message to students You can do it, if you want.
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/masanao_abe.html
Name Takumi Abe
Title Associate Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures Physics of Planetary Atmospheres
Research Keywords Ionospheric plasma, Upper atmosphere, Sounding rocket
Details and policy of research guidance In our laboratory, we study the plasma physics on the planetary ionosphere such as Earth, Venus and Mars on the basis of the data analysis from spacecraft observations and theoretical consideration. Some examples of our scientific research subject are as follows:
1. Dynamics and plasma distribution in the terrestrial ionosphere
2. Interaction of the ionospheric plasma with the neutral atmosphere and with the magnetospheric plasma, including mass and energy transport processes
3. Long-term evolution of the planetary atmosphere due to plasma outflow process
Message to students I welcome students who think by themselves and act on ther own.
Laboratory or personal web page http://ssl.tksc.jaxa.jp/pairg/index_e.html
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/takumi_abe.html
Name Kazushi Asamura
Title Assistant Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords Particle analyzers onboard satellite, Earth and planetary magnetosphere
Details and policy of research guidance We are developping plasma (and/or neutral) particle anayzers for in-situ measurements based on spacecraft and souding rockets. Plasma phenomena on Earth and planetary magnetospheres / ionospheres, such as aurorae and ion escape are our main target. In-situ measurement is possible because of relatively close distance from Earth.
Message to students Instrument design, assembling, calibration, test with spacecraft, analysis of observed data, …etc. are our activities.
Laboratory or personal web page http://sprg.isas.jaxa.jp/
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/kazushi_asamura.html
Name Keigo Enya
Title Associate Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords instrumentation (JUICE/GALA, MMX), exoplanet
Details and policy of research guidance Weight is put on instrumentation.
Message to students Now our projests are critical phase so this rabolatory cannot be accepting of a PhD student.
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/keigo_enya.html
Name Junichi Haruyama
Title Assistant Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords Moon, Planet, Volcano, Cave, Hole, Water, Exploration, Life, Image, Camera, Spectroscopy, Radar
Details and policy of research guidance How was, is, and will be the Moon and planets? "How shall we human beings relate to the celestial bodies?" that are my motivation to study lunar and planeatary sciences. I will use any data I can use. I will be involved in any epxloration projects that I should be involved in.
Message to students I am waiting those who want to challenge the most advanced lunar and planetary sceinces.
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/junichi_haruyama.html
Name Hajime Hayakawa
Title Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures Introduction to Exploring the Solar System
Research Keywords Instrument Development, Planetary Ionosphere/Magnetosphere
Details and policy of research guidance Study of the space plasma physics is studied especially in the planet's Ionosphere/Magnetosphere and surrounding environment using “in-situ” measurements and development on-board instruments (particle detector and electric field detector). Possible study themes:
1. Data analysis using “in-situ” measurement data such as plasma particle, magnetic field, electric field, and wave data obtained at/near planetary ionosphere/magnetosphere.
2. Instrument development (plasma particles, neutral particles, and/or electric field detector) for earth and planetary exploration.
In the case of theme (2:Instrument development), it is recommended to perform data analysis to make development objectives/requirements clear.
Message to students 2017 is the last year to start teaching graduate students using reemployment system.
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/hajime_hayakawa.html
Name Takahiro Iwata
Title Associate Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
Responsible Lectures Science of Planetary Exploration, Scientific writing I, Scientific writing II
Research Keywords Planetary science, Radio astronomy, Molecular spectroscopy, Space geodesy
Details and policy of research guidance You can study the early stage evolution of our solar system by using the data obtained by KAGUYA and Hayabusa2 mission, and the experiments for on-board instruments.
Message to students I expect your aggressiveness and the initiative for studying.
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/takahiro_iwata.html
Name Ayako Matsuoka
Title Associate Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords Magnetic field, Plasma, Magnetosphere
Details and policy of research guidance Phenomena in the plasma surrounding the earth and other planets are studied mainly by using the satellite observation data. Potential subjects are;
1. Comprehensive analytical study of plasma, magnetic field and electric field data obtained by the in-situ observation.
2. Development of advanced magnetometers for the future terrestrial magnetosphere and planetary missions.
When the main theme is the hardware development, it is highly recommended to investigate the satellite data as well to have a clear motivation for the development.
Message to students Your interested and curious feelings are your treasure.
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/ayako_matsuoka.html
Name Takefumi Mitani
Title Assistant Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords
Details and policy of research guidance
Message to students
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/takefumi_mitani.html
Name Yasuhiro Murata
Title Associate Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
Responsible Lectures Space Astronomy III
Research Keywords Radioastronomy, Interferometry
Details and policy of research guidance We will make astronomical research in the area of radio astronomy and interferometry. Planning of the missions using interferometry, reserch using Usuda antennas.
Message to students We are planning the observations using Usuda 64m antenna. We welcome the researchers who get the data by yourself.
Laboratory or personal web page http://www.vsop.isas.jaxa.jp/
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/yasuhiro_murata.html
Name Makiko Ohtake
Title Assistant Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords Geology of planetray body
Details and policy of research guidance Geological study of planetary body by using surface reflectance spectra to address origin and evolution of planetary body
Message to students Join us to explore planetary surface
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/makiko_ohtake.html
Name Takehiko Satoh
Title Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures Physics of Planetary Atmospheres
Research Keywords Planetary atmosphere, Radiation, Dynamics, Space probes
Details and policy of research guidance The research themes include planetary atmosphere, plasma, and solid body with observations both from space probes and ground-based instruments. Studying Venus (atmospheric dynamics and radiative transfer with light scattering by aerosols) with Akatsuki data is of special importance, while interactions of planetary magnetospheres and the solar wind are studied also. Students will be so instructed, through the research of specific themes, to acquire skills that can be applied to wider fields.
Message to students It is now possible to carry out world class researches using the planetary data acquired by Japan's own space probes. It is my hope that students make giant leaps by fully utilizing this new and good situation.
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/takehiko_sato.html
Name Hiroaki Shiraishi
Title Assistant Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords Internal Structure of Moon and Planets, Seismometry
Details and policy of research guidance Study of Origin and Evolution of the Moon and Planets, Development of Instrument for planetary exploration
Message to students
Laboratory or personal web page http://planetb.sci.isas.jaxa.jp/luna/index_e.html
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/hiroaki_shiraishi.html
Name Takeshi Takashima
Title Associate Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures Solar System Plasma Physics
Research Keywords Development of High-energy particle detectors, Particle physics in space
Details and policy of research guidance We develop new semiconductor detectors and signal read-out circuit systems fot high energy particle instruments onboard satellites in order to know how particles will be accelareted in the geospace and around planets with magnetic field in the solar system.
Message to students Let's try to develop a new detector but it's hard work!
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/takeshi_takashima.html
Name Satoshi Tanaka
Title Associate Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures Science of Planetary Exploration
Research Keywords
Details and policy of research guidance We pursue research on the inner structure of terrestrial planets and exploration methods of the inner structure of planets using flying objects.
1. We encourage students to find research subjects by themselves while studying the latest achievements in research on the inner structure of terrestrial planets.
2. We aim to make new findings and discoveries through lerning data analysis/interpretation technics.
3. We develop on-board equipment for explorer to investigate inner structure of planets, and evaluate its performance and expected scientific achievements.
Message to students
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/satoshi_tanaka.html
Name Hajime Yano
Title Assistant Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Interdisciplinary Space Science
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords Cosmic Dust, Solar System Small Bodies, Ocean Worlds, Astrobiology, Deep Space Exploration
Details and policy of research guidance Interdisciplinary research on cosmic dust, as a common clue of origins and evolutions of stars, planetary systems, oceans and lives, are conducted by applying more than one expertise among astronomical observations, meteoritic analyses, model calculations, laboratory experiments and space exploration missions. In recent years, we put specific emphasis on deep space missions for sample returns and dust detection and collection from Solar System small bodies as well as Ocean Worlds, space borne experiments onboard retrievable satellites like the International Space Station, ground laboratory experiments using hypervelocity impact guns and free fall drop towers, and extraterrestrial sample analyses from these sample return missions. Yet, we also encourage students to challenge a wide variety of scientific research themes on closely related subjects, including planetary protection countermeasures necessary for astrobiology missions, meteor observations, space debris flux assessment and modelling, and spaceguard issues.
Message to students At a time of application, prospective students must have a high motivation to initiate new research in the Solar System exploration science and astrobiology. They can hold a degree from any disciplines unrelated to space science but research experiences in more than one of the following practices are plus: astronomical observation, sample analysis, numerical simulation, experimental measurement, field expedition, and instrumentation development. Also, we welcome students who can have a good communication skills in English due to its highly-internationalized research environment.
Laboratory or personal web page http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/labam/home.html
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/hajime_yano.html
Name Shoichiro Yokota
Title Assistant Professor
Research Field Space observation science using satellites and space exploration vehicles: Solar system science
Affiliation in ISAS Department of Solar System Sciences
Responsible Lectures
Research Keywords Space plasma, particle Measurements, Mass analyses
Details and policy of research guidance We have studied space plasma, planetary megnetosphere and environments by in-situ observation.
Message to students
Laboratory or personal web page
Personal page in ISAS web (Japanese) http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/about/researchers/shoichiro_yokota.html