Name:                   Takumi Abe

Position:                Associate Professor, Planetary Atmosphere Science Division

                             The Institute of Space & Astronautical Science

Address:                3-1-1, Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510, JAPAN

                             TEL: +81-42-759-8176

                             FAX: +81-42-759-8457


Place of birth:        Oodate, Inakawa-machi, Ogachi-gun, Akita Prefecture, Japan

Date of birth:         February 15, 1964

Nationality:            Japanese

Education:             Entered Faculty of Electro-Communications, University of Electro-

Communications April 1982, and graduated March 1986 with the degree of Bachelor of Engineering

Entered Graduate School of University of Electro-Communications April

1986, and graduated March 1991

Obtained the degree of Master of Engineering March 1988

Received Ph.D. (Doctor of Engineering) in March 1991 from University of

Electro-Communications for a thesis entitled: "Temperature and energy distribution of thermal electrons in the ionosphere.h

Occupation:           Served as a Research Associate, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics

National Research Council of Canada, from July 1991 to March 1993.

Served as a Research Assistant, College of Science and Engineering,

Aoyama Gakuin University, from April 1993 to March 1998.

Membership:          American Geophysical Union

Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (Japan)