Last Updated: 10/12/2011

Kouji Adachi

Affiliation/Institution: Meteorological Research Institute
Phone: +81-029-853-8934 (289)
Email: adachik@mri-jma.go.jp
Meteorological Research Institute
Atmospheric Environment and Applied Meteorology Research Department
1-1 Nagamine, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki 305-0052 Japan

University prior to coming to ASU: Kobe U.
Status at ASU: Postdoc and Faculty research associate
Time period at ASU: 2005 -2011

My family and myself

Brief CV
I joined ASU in April, 2005 just after finishing my PhD study regarding environmental geochemistry at Kobe University, Japan. At ASU, I studied atmospheric aerosol particles that influence urban air quality, human health, and global climate. Since October, 2011 I have been working at the Meteorological Research Institute in Japan to study aerosol particles (mainly soot particles) to understand their effects on global climate using a TEM.

2002.04 - 2005.03: Ph.D., Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, Thesis: "Characterization of metal particles by single particle analysis in urban environment"
2000.04 - 2002.03: Master of Arts and Science, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, Thesis: "Significances of anthropogenic particles as the heavy metal source in the soil and street dust, Kobe, Japan"
1996.04 - 2000.03: Bachelor of human development, Faculty of Human Development, Kobe University, Japan

Professional Experience
2011.10 – present : Postdoctoral research associate, Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan
2010.11 – 2011.09: Faculty research associate, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry/School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona, USA
2005.04 - 2010.10: Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry/School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona, USA
2003.10 - 2005.03: Research Assistant: "Origin and Evolution of Planetary Systems", Kobe University
2003.04 - 2003.09: Research Assistant: "Aerosol analysis by FESEM", Kobe University
2000.04 - 2003.04: Teaching Assistant, Kobe University

Atmospheric projects:
2011: Evaluation of black carbon control for global warming (original title is in Japanese)
2010: CalNex field campaign in Pasadena, California, May15 to June 15, 2010
2006: MILAGRO field campaign in Mexico, March 2006.

Electron microscopy techniques:
Electron tomography (ET), Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS), Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), Environmental transmission electron microscopy (ETEM), Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)

Programming skills: Discrete Dipole Approximation (DDA; Optical property calculation), Global climate model (with Serena Chung, Washington State University), IDL for tomography

My family and myself
Nationality: Japan
Wife: Yuki Adachi
Cat: H-Ta (he was born in Japan in 2001)
We spent wonderful times at various National parks in the US (mainly south west):
6 times: Grand Canyon; 3 times: Yosemite; 2 times: Death Valley, Grand Teton, Yellow stone, Zion; 1 time: Arches, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Carlsbad Caverns, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Guadalupe Mountains, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest, Rocky mountain, Saguaro, and Sequoia

7 * M Research Group at Arizona State University