Yoshiharu Omura

 

Professor of Computer Space Science

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere

Kyoto University

 

Address:  Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

 

E-mail: omura[at]rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp

 

Publication List

Researcher ID: P-8565-2014

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6683-3940

Google Scholar: Yoshiharu Omura

 

Awards:

 

l  Award for the best quality paper presented at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman conference on Plasma Waves and Instabilities in Magnetospheres and at Comets, Oct. 12--16, 1987

l  Young Scientist Award of URSI, 1990

l  Zeldovich Award, COSPAR Commission D, 1992, "in recognition of his basic contributions to the new area of Computational Space Physics Simulations"

l  Tanakadate Award, SGEPSS,1996

l  Science and Technology Award presented by  Minister of Education, Culture, Sports,  Science and Technology, of Japan,  2006

l  Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Solar Terrestrial Section, Distinguished Lecturer 2009,  “Nonlinear Wave-Particle Interactions in the Magnetosphere”, August 12, 2009.

l  Appleton Prize of URSI  “For significant contributions to nonlinear wave-particle interaction theory, simulations of chorus and ion cyclotron emissions and the associated acceleration and precipitation of relativistic electrons in the radiation belts”, August, 2017

 

 

Education:

 

l  Bachelor of Engineering

    Department of Electronics, Kyoto University, Japan

    April 1976 -- March 1980 

Bachelor Graduation Thesis: “Test Particle Simulation on Nonlinear Whistler Mode Interaction in the Magnetosphere”

l  Master of Engineering

    Department of Electronics, Kyoto University, Japan

    April 1980 -- March 1982

Master Thesis:  “Theory and Computer Simulations on Nonlinear Whistler Wave-Particle Interactions”

l  Ph.D (Dr. of Engineering)

    Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

    April 1982 -- March 1985

Dissertation: "Study of Nonlinear Wave-Particle Interactions in Space Plasmas via computer Simulations", conferred September 1985.

 

Professional Positions:

 

l  1983 May - 1983 August: Visiting Research Staff

    Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los     

    Angeles, USA

l  1985 May - 1988 February : Research Associate

    Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

l  1988 March - 1989 March : Research Associate

    Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University, Japan

l  1988 July - 1988 August : Visiting Scientist

    Upper Atmospheric Science Division, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross,     

    Madingley Road, Cambridge, U.K.

l  1991 July - 1992 July : NRC Senior Research Associate

    Code 930.2, NSSDC NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771

l  1989 April – October 2000: Associate Professor

    Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University, Japan

l  2000 November – 2004 March: Professor

Radio  Science Center for Space and Atmosphere, Kyoto University, Japan

l  2004 April present: Professor

    Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan

 

 

Previous experience in organising scientific meetings:

 

1.   Co-convener of Session JS4 (Commissions H & G) of URSI GA, 1990

2.   Chairman of the local organizing committee of The Forth International School for Space Simulations (ISSS-4), 1992, Kyoto and Nara, Japan

3.     Chairman of the science program committee of The Fifth International School  for  Space Simulations (ISSS-5), 1995, Kyoto, Japan

4.     Co-convener of Session H2 (Commission H) of URSI GA, 1999

5.     Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee of The First S-RAMP Conference, 2000, Sapporo, Japan

6.     Member of  the steering committee of  2001 Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, Tokyo, Japan

7.     Co-convener of Session H2 (Commission H) of URSI GA 2002

8.     Co-convener of Special Session on Space Power Satellites, 2004 Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, Qingdao, China

9.     Co-convener of Session H3 (Commission H) of URSI GA 2005

10. Chairman of the local organizing committee of The Seventh International School for Space Simulations (ISSS-7), 2005, Kyoto, Japan

11. Chairman of Science Program Committee of International CAWSES Symposium, Kyoto Japan, 2007.

12. Vice-chair of Commission H of URSI (2005 – 2008)

13. Chair of Commission H of URSI (2008 – 2011)

14. Chair of Long Range Planning Committee of URSI (2011- 2014 )

 

Books:

 

1.    H. Matsumoto and Y. Omura, Computer Space Plasma Physics: Simulation Techniques and Softwares, Terra Scientific, Tokyo, 1993.

 

2.    M. Hoshino, Y. Omura and L. J. lanzerotti, Frontiers in Magnetospheric Plasma Physics, COSPAR Colloquia Series, Vol.16, 2004

 

3.    H. Usui and Y. Omura ,  Advanced Methods for Space Simulations, TERRAPUB, Tokyo, 2007.