Prof. Fujita got a Ph.D.
at Graduate School of the University of Tokyo in 1995. Then he became a research associate at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, and was engaged upon fundamental researches on nonequilibrium aerothermodynamics, radiation, rarefied gasdynamics, and plasma dynamics associated with planetary entry vehicles. He moved to Research & Development Directorate, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2003. He has been a Professor since 2018 at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA. His group is engaged in technology development for planetary atmospheric entry, aeroassist guidance, planetary landing, and planetary protection. At the same time, he has been a visiting professor at Graduated School of University of Tokyo since 2013.