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Biographical information

Kouichi Nishimura

Education

1972-1976 Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University (BA)
1976-1978 Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University (MSc)
        

Employment

  
  • 1978-1985 Engineer, Japan Weather Association
  • 1985-2002 Research Associate, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
  • 1992-1994 Visiting Scalar, Dep. of Applied Math. and Theoretical Physics, Univ. of Cambridge, England
  • 1996 Visiting Scalar, Sandia Institute, New Mexico, U. S. A.
  • 1999-2001 Member of Japan Antarctic Research Expedition 41
  • 2002-2006 Senior Researcher, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
  • 2006 Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Niigata University
  • 2008 Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
  • 2014-2015 Proffesor(invited), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
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    Degree

           
  • Doctor of Science (Hokkaido University, 1990)
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    Academic Awards

           
  • Society Prize "Hirata Prize" by the Japanese Society of Snow and Ice (1990)
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  • Society Prize "Science Award" by the Japanese Society of Snow and Ice (2004)
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  • "Award for a distiguished service for Snow Avalanche hazard mitigation" by Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport (2007)
  • Society Prize "Outstanding paper award" by the Japanese Society of Snow and Ice (2011)
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    National and International Activity

      
  • Associate member of “Science Council of Japan” (2015 -)
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  • Jury Member for PhD dissertation at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, 2014, “Influence of snow cover properties on avalanche dynamics” 
  • Jury Member for PhD dissertation at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, 2014, “Liquid water flow in snow and hydrological implications” 
  • Jury Member for PhD dissertation at University Grenoble ALPES, France 2013, “Measurement and Numerical simulation of Blowing snow in Antarctica”  
  • Scientific editor: 2013 International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW2013, Grenoble, Chamonix), 2013 
  • Chair: National Correspondence of International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), 2011- . 
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  • Member of judging committee: Swiss National Science Foundation - Research Grant Assessment、Switzerland, 2004..
  • Technical committee member: Working Group on Snow Classification WGSC, International Commission on Snow and Ice (ICSI), 2004 -2007.
  • Convener: International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG2003, Sapporo), General Assembly, 2003.
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  • Scientific Editor: International Symposium on Snow and Avalanches, Davos, Switzerland, June, 2003 organized by International Glaciological Society
  • Advisory Board: SATIE(Avalanche Studies and Model validation in Europe)organized by EU, 2003.
  • Member of judging committee: Swiss National Science Foundation - Research Grant Assessment, Switzerland, 2003.
  • Correspondent: International Glaciological Society
  • Reporter and Jury member of Joseph Fourier University "HABILITATION" commission, Grenoble, France, 1998
  • Associate Editor: International Symposium on Snow and Avalanches, Chamonix, France, 25 - 30, May, 1997 organized by International Glaciological Society
  • Jury Member for PhD dissertation at University of Science, Grenoble, France, 1997, "Contribution to physical and numerical modeling of drifting snow"
  • Scientific Editor, International Conference of "Avalanche and Related Subjects, Kirovsk, Russia", September, 1996, organized by "APATIT" JSC, RUSSIA.
  • Member of Advisory Board: SAME (Snow Avalanche Mapping and Warning in Europe), Europe Union Program, 1997-
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