Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Aerospace Propulsion (2017-)
Kimiya Komurasaki received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1992 from the University of Tokyo, where he conducted research on Electric Propulsion. He then joined the faculty of Nagoya University and engaged in high enthalpy and plasma flows research related to reentry physics. In 1998, he moved to the University of Tokyo, where since 2014 he has been a professor in Department of Advanced Energy and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is active in the areas of Electric Propulsion, Beamed Energy Propulsion, and Arc/Laser plasma generators. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of JSASS journals from 2014 to 2016.