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Birkeland Lecturer 2011

Professsor Dr. Ryoichi Fujii, Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory,
Nagoya University, Japan

Professor Dr. Ryoichi

Born in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.
Dr. Fuchii earned the degree Master of Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1976, and the degree Doctor of Science at the same university in 1981.
He started his academic career in 1977 as a Research Associate at the National Institute of Polar Research. In 1992 he became Associate Professor at Nagoya University, and full professor at the same university in 1995. From 2005 to 2009 he was Director of Solar Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, and from 2009 to present he has served as Trustee and Vice-president of Nagoya University.

Dr. Fujii was NRC Research Associate at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center 1987-88, Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, 1993-95, and Visiting Professor, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, 1995-99. He was Member of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition 1981-83 and 1990-92.

He is a member of the Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences of Japan, The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences, and the American Geophysical Union. He received the Tanakadate Medal, Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences of Japan in 1993. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Dr Fujii has been a member of numerous scientific committees and councils, to be mentioned are the EISCAT Scientific Advisory Committee, the Ionosphere Special Committee, Science Council of Japan, the Council of the EISCAT Scientific Association, (Chairperson 2003-2004), Bureau member of SCOSTEP under ICSU, the Advisory Board of Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere of Kyoto University, the Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences of Japan, (President: 2003 -- 2005) Science Council of Japan, the Advisory Council for Research and Management of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of Japan, Aerospace Exploration Agency, the Advisory Board of National Institute of Polar Research.

His main scientific interests at present cover Solar Wind-Magnetosphere interactions, Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere coupling, and Planetary Ionospheres and Magnetospheres. He has been a driving force in the Japanese participation in the EISCAT international research activities.

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