Prof. Masataka Murakami / UAEREP 1st Cycle Awardee, Nagoya University, Japan

Prof. Murakami is a Designated Professor from the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University and a visiting scientist at the Japan Meteorological Research Institute (MRI). Masataka Murakami had also been a scientist in the Cloud Physics section of the Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency since 1984, including the last 21 years as Section Head, and involved in cloud physics, precipitation systems and numerical modelling.

He served as a member of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation from 1992 to 2000.

Prof. Murakami is chair of American Meteorological Society (AMS) Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification Committee, as well as a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Expert Team on Weather Modification