Senior Researcher, Earth Observation Research Center,
GPM Program Scientist & EarthCARE Mission Scientist,
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
Dr. Takuji Kubota is a Senior Researcher of the Earth Observation Research Center in Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the JAXA GPM Program Scientist and the JAXA EarthCARE Mission Scientist. He was with Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, from 2004 to 2005, and with Japanese Science Technology Agency from 2005 to 2007. Since 2007, he has been with the JAXA, Tsukuba, Japan. His current research interests are in algorithm development for spaceborne radar and microwave radiometers for the TRMM, GPM, GSMaP, and EarthCARE missions. Dr. Kubota was the recipient of Prizes for Science and Technology in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2016, and the Gambo-Tatehira Award by the Meteorological Society of Japan in 2019.