Dr. NAKASUKA Shinichi

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics The University of Tokyo

Prof. Shinichi Nakasuka graduated from Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo and received Ph.D in 1988.  He joined IBM Research during 1988-1990, and then has been working for Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo as a lecturer, an associate professor and became a full professor in 2004.  He is a member of JSASS, SICE, and IAA, and the former Chairperson of IFAC Aerospace Technical Committee and has been the chairperson of UNISEC-GLOBAL since its beginning. His major research areas include micro/nano/pico-satellites, autonomy and intelligence for space systems, novel space systems, and guidance, navigation and control of spacecraft. He developed and launched 15 micro/nano/pico-satellites successfully including the world first CubeSat launched in 2003. He contributed to establishment of several space start-ups, and to the education based on micro/nano-satellites to Asian and many other countries. He also served as a member of the Japanese government’s Space Policy Committee from 2012 to 2022. He has served on several ministries’ space programs.