PROFESSOR Kimitaka Kawamura

NATIONALITY: Japanese

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Organic aerosols relevant to water-soluble properties and climate effects, chemical composition and transformation of aerosols and long-range atmospheric transport of Asian aerosols over the remote ocean.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. (1981) Thesis: gGeochemical studies of fatty acids and their related compounds in recent sedimentsh Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
M.S. (1978) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
B.S. (1974) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University, Japan

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

Professor (2016 to the present), Chubu Institute for Advanced Studies, Chubu University

Atmospheric chemistry of aerosols, organic geochemistry of soil and sediments, ice core chemistry, isotope geochemistry of environmental samples, climate and health effect of atmospheric particles

Professor (1996-2016), Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University

Atmospheric chemistry of continental and marine aerosols, organic geochemistry of marine particulate matter and sediments, ice core chemistry, isotope geochemistry of environmental samples

Associate Professor (1987-1996), Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Organic geochemistry and atmospheric chemistry of urban and remote marine aerosols, and marine sediments, and organic chemistry of snow and ice core

Visiting Investigator (1985-1987), Department of Chemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Studies of organic compounds in the marine aerosols from the Pacific

Post Doctoral Fellow (1981-1985), Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, Studies on polar organic compounds in rain and aerosols from Los Angeles

Post Doctoral Fellow (1981), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Studies on polyunsaturated fatty acids in the particulate organic matter, sinking particles and surface sediments from Lake Haruna

SERVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES:

Local Organization Committee for the Joint International Meeting of 8th CACGP Symposium and 2nd IGAC Conference, Fuji-Yoshida, Japan (1994)

Nomination Committee of American Geophysical Union (1995-1998)

Member of IAMAS Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP) (1998-2006)
Vice President of CACGP (2006-2010)

Member of PASC (Polar Atmospheric and Snow Chemistry) of IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Program) (1994-1998)

Science Steering Committee of International ACE-Asia Committee (1998-2001)

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry (VI.2) Associate Member (1998-2000)

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Fellow (2001-2004)

12th Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, August, 2002, International Program Committee and Session Co-Convener

13th Goldschmidt Conference, Kurashiki, Japan, September 2003, Organizing Committee, International Program Committee and Session Co-Convener

15th Goldschmidt Conference, Moscow, Idaho, USA, May 2005, Organizing Committee, International Program Committee and Session Co-Convener

Global Atmospheric Chemistry Conference 2006, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2006, Session Co-Convener


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