Hiroshi Matsumoto

President of Riken
Former President of Kyoto University


April 1967: Research assistant at Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
April 1974: Assistant Professor of Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
September 1975: Visiting researcher at NASA Ames Research Institute
July 1980: Visiting Fellow, Stanford University
April 1981: Assistant Professor of Radio Atmospheric Science Center (RASC), Kyoto University
July 1987: Professor of RASC, Kyoto University
April 1992: Director of RASC, Kyoto University
April 2000: Professor of Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere, Kyoto University
April 2002: Director and Councilor of Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere, Kyoto University
April 2004: Professor of Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University
October 2005: Executive Vice-President Kyoto University
2007: Kyoto University Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
October 2008~September 2014: President of Kyoto University
April 2015~Present: President of RIKEN (present)

Awards and Recognitions

May 1975: Japan Space Physics · Geoscience Union Society Tanakakan Prize
March 1993: NASA Group Achievement Award (GEOTAIL)
June 1998: NASA Group Achievement Award (GEOTAIL)
February 1999: Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)
June 1999: Info-Communication Promotion Month Council Rinsaburo Shida Prize
January 2003: Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
May 2004: British Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) Foreign Honorary Member of Royal Astronomical Society (RAS Associate)
September 2005: The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Fellow
March 2006: Russia Federation of Cosmonautics Gagarin Medal
April 2006: Science and Technology Award by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
November 2007: Purple Ribbon
August 2008: Booker Gold Medal from the International Radio Science Union
October 2008: Hasegawa Nagata Award, Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences.
January 2014: Honorary Doctorate in Engineering, University of Bristol
May 2014: Japan Geoscience Union Association Fellow
December 2015: “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur“ Award by the French Government

Letter of Appointment

Relevant Information

Ashinaga Kyoto Internship Program press conference