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