Prof Kenji Nakamura

Member, Scientific AdvisoryBoard, IARSC, Bangalore

Kenji Nakamura, a Doctorate in Geophysics from the University of Tokyo, is currently a Senior Professor at Dokkyo University, Japan. He has worked in various capacities at Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), Japan and Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center (HyARC), Nagoya University, Japan. He was a resident associate of Universities Space Research Association at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD, USA during 1985-1987. He was Director of HyARC, Nagoya University during 2001-2005 and 2011-2013.

He was engaged in a space to earth radio propagation experiment using geostationary test satellites at CRL, Japan. His specialization is in microwave remote sensing techniques, multi-wavelength and dual-polarization radar techniques, and Precipitation Science. He led the Lower Atmosphere and Precipitation Study (LAPS) project of JST/CREST on interaction between the planetary boundary layer and precipitation systems. At GSFC NASA, he performed an airborne dual-wavelength rain radar experiment which provided invaluable result for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the space borne rain radar development. He led the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) project in Japan.

He served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Meteorological Society of Japan and Senior advisor of the Earth Observation Research Center, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He is a recipient of Fujiwhara Award of the Japan Meteorological Society.