an Explore Mars Event

May 16-18, 2023

The National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington D.C.

Tomohiro Usui

JAXA | Professor, Department of Solar System Science, ISAS
Tomohiro Usui received his degree in geology from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1999 and his Ph.D. in geochemistry from Okayama University in 2004. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Tennessee as well as the NASA Johnson Space Center. From 2012 to 2018, he was a faculty professor of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and an associate PI at the Earth-Life Science Institute of the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2018, Usui is a full professor at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He currently serves as a Science Board organizer of the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission. His current research interest spans from the historical evolution of climate, oceans, and lakes to the habitability on Mars.