Headquarters, RIHN

Sachiko Hayashida

Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature / Nara Women’s University

Specialized field:Natural sciences, Atmospheric and hydrospheric science, Environmental science/Agricultural science, Environmental dynamics

Leader of the Aakash project at RIHN, Kyoto and also a member of faculty of science, Nara women’s university (NWU) in Nara, Japan. I have experiences in atmospheric sciences that include remote sensing and data analysis for atmospheric minor compositions.

・Horiuchi Award from Japan Meteorological Society in 2002.

・A member of the Science Steering Group of the SPARC (Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate) under WCRP (World Climate Research Programme) from 2005 through 2008.

・A member of iCACGP (international Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution) which is one of the commissions in IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences) under the ICSU (International Council for Science) family.

・President of Remote Sensing Society Japan (RSSJ) from 2020.

Prakhar Misra

Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field:Atmospheric and Urban remote sensing, Geospatial data analysis

I am a Researcher in the WG2 of Aakash, studying issues concerning air pollution. I am interested in characterizing linkages in the human-atmosphere interaction in urban and rural areas using geospatial technologies. I research satellite remote sensing techniques for quantifying the impact of socio-economic development and land-use change on air quality and human health. I love cities that are walkable and cycling-friendly. 

Rumiko Murao

Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field:Area studies, Anthropology

I will examine how it is possible to change the behavior of farmers that contributes to the improvement of air pollution in Punjab from interdisciplinary and microscopic perspectives.

Natsuko Yasutomi

Research Associate, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Specialized field:Meteorology and climatology. Analyses of annual variability of Asian monsoon and long-range changes in surface air temperature over Highland Asia.

I’m in charge of research collaboration, support and outreach as a project manager. As a member of WG2, I contribute to senarios and parameters settings for atmospheric model simulation, make analysis of model outputs.

Hikaru Araki

Research Associate, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

I am mainly engaged in tasks related to PM2.5 observation as a research associate in the Aakash Project.

Tomoko Ikeda

Administrative assistant, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

I am responsible for administrative procedures such as travel expenses and  purchases.

Yasuko Nose

Administrative assistant, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

 I am a secretary at RIHN. It is a pleasure to work for Aakash project.