Curriculum Vitae

¾  Takahiro Hiroi, Ph. D.  ¾


Name: Takahiro Hiroi (Married Japanese Male)
Birth: October 17, 1960 in Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Family: Married on September 6, 1992 with Hiroko Matsuura
1st daughter Reika Hiroi born on December 5, 1995
2nd daughter Yéun Hiroi born on March 18, 1998
Work: Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, U. S. A.
Telephone: 401-863-3776, Fax: 401-863-3978
E-mail: takahiro_hiroi@brown.edu
  Education
1979-1981 College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
1981-1983 Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
Bachelor of Science (Supervised by Prof. Yukio Takano)
"Formation of solar system by V. S. Safronov"
1983-1985 Mineralogical Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Master of Science (Supervised by Prof. Yukio Takano)
"Crystal field theory calculations for d-electron splitting energy of Fe2+and Cr3+ in pyroxenes and olivines"
1985-1988 Mineralogical Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ph. D. (Supervised by Prof. Hiroshi Takeda)
"Identification of mineral mixtures of pyroxene and olivine from their spectral reflectances"
  Work Experience
1986-1990 Instructor at Computer Centre, University of Tokyo, Japan.
1988-1990 Postdoctoral fellow at Mineralogical Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan.
Working with Prof. Hiroshi Takeda on mineralogy and spectroscopy of meteorites and the S-type asteroids, and molecular orbital study of olivine and pyroxene.
1988-1996 Technical consultant for Nikko Exploration and Development Co., Ltd. (Part time)
1990-1991 Visiting Scholar at Dept. of Geological Sciences, Brown University, U. S. A.
Working with Prof. Carle M. Pieters on theoretical treatment of reflectance spectra of mineral mixtures.
1991-1994 National Research Council Resident Research Associate at NASA Johnson Space Center, U. S. A.
Working with Dr. Faith Vilas on spectroscopy of surface materials of planets and asteroids.
1994-1997 Senior Research Programmer/Analyst at Reflectance Experiment Laboratory (RELAB)
Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, U. S. A.
1996- Technical Japanese-English Translator for DC Group, Inc. (Part time)
1997- Senior Research Associate at Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, U. S. A.
  Publications
Papers and reviews (refereed)  32
Abstracts (refereed and non-refereed)  67
  Awards
1979-1988 Scholarship to University of Tokyo, Japan
1988-1990 Fellowship for Japanese Junior Scientists by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1990-1991 Long-Term Overseas Research Fellowship by Yamada Science Foundation, Japan
1991-1994 Resident Research Associateship by National Research Council, U. S. A.
1997-1998 Research Grant from Lockheed Martin (NASA Origins of Solar Systems)
1999- NASA Cosmochemistry Grant (Collaboration with Carle Pieters)
2000 Asteroid (4887) Takihiroi named in honor of my asteroid-meteroite spectroscopy works
2001 Permanent residency of the United States of America
  Service
1989-1990, 1995 Referee for Proceedings of NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites
1999-2000 Referee for Antarctic Meteorite Research
1996-1999 Referee for Meteoritics & Planetary Science
1996-2001 Referee for Icarus
1999-2000 Referee for Earth, Planets and Space
1999 Referee for JGR-Planets
1993, 1995, 1997-2001 Reviewer for NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program
1995, 1999, 2001 Session chair, NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites
1998 Session chair, Fall Meeting of Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences
1996- Co-investigator of Lunar Imaging Spectrometers (LISM) on board SELENE spacecraft
1999- Co-investigator of Visible-NIR Spectrometers on board MUSES-C spacecraft
  Membership
1985-1990 Mineralogical Society of Japan
1991- American Geophysical Union
1995- Meteoritical Society
1997- Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences
1997- Division for Planetary Sciences, American Astronomical Society
1998- Toastmasters International (CTM)
  Major Fields
Reflectance Spectroscopy Laboratory measurements, sample preparation, modeling, remote sensing applications, etc.
Atomic-Level Simulations Molecular dynamics simulations and molecular orbital theory calculations of mineral crystals.
Mineralogy & Meteoritics Studying minerals, rocks, and meteorites for Earth & planetary science applications.
Computer Simulations Coding programs in Fortran or using existing programs for quantitative analyses of the above.