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Tomoko Arai

  • Staff Scientist
  • Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology

Education:

  • Ph.D., Mineralogical Institute, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 1998.
  • M.Sc., Mineralogical Institute, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 1995.
  • B.Sc., Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, 1993.

Professional Positions:

  • 2009 to Present: Staff scientist, Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology.
  • 2009: Research fellow of University Museum of the University of Tokyo.
  • 2007-2008: Restart Postdoctoral (RPD) Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • 2004-2006: Research fellow of National Institute of Polar Research of Japan.
  • 2003-2004: System engineer of SELENE (Kaguya) project of Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  • 1998-2003: System engineer of Japanese Experimental Module and Centrifuge project of the International Space Station, National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA).
  • 1997: Visiting research fellow at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).
  • 1996-1997: Visiting research fellow at Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • 1996-1998: Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC).

Scholarship and Grants:

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, 2011-2013.
  • Restart Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2007-2008.
  • In-house scholarship for National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), 2000-2002.
  • Meteoritical Society Student Award, 1998.
  • The Ishizaka Foundation scholarship of Japan Federation of Economic Organizations, 1996-1997.
  • Research Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists, 1996-1998.
  • Scholarship of Japan Scholarship foundation, 1994-1995.

Committees and Service:

  • Member, NASA Antarctic Meteorite Working Group, 2009-2011
  • Member, SELENE-2 Landing Site Selection Working Group, 2010-present
  • Secretary, Society of Selenological Study of Japan, 2010-present
  • Treasurer, The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences, 2011-present
  • Member, Science Council of Japan, Committee for International Association of Geochemistry, 2012-present

Professional Society

  • American Geophysical Union
  • The Meteoritical Society
  • Japan Geoscience Union
  • The Mineralogical Society of Japan
  • The Geochemical Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences