Yohei Sato

Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

BUSINESS ADDRESS

Japan Association of Agricultural Engineering Enterprises,
5-34-4, shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0004 JAPAN
Email: satoyohei007@gmail.com
URL: www.jagree.or.jp

DATE and PLACE of BIRTH

July 10, 1942 at Yanaka-saka-machi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, April 1963 to March 1967.
  • Master of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, April 1967 to March 1969, Major in Agricultural Engineering.
  • Doctor of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, April 1969 to March 29, 1972, Major in Land Use Planning.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; from April to September 1972, Fellowship Researcher of Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences
  • The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; from October 1972 to April 1979, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture.
  • Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan; from May 1979 to April 1980, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture.
  • The University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan; from May 1980 to July 1995, Associate Professor, Institute of Socio-Economic Planning.
  • The University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan; from July 1995 to November 1996, Professor, Institute of Socio-Economic Planning.
  • The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; from December 1996 to March 2004, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural & Life Sciences
  • The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; from April 1997 to March 1998, Chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; from April 1999 to March 2001. University Senator
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan; from April 2004 to March 2005 Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture
  • National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan; from April 2005 to March 2011, President
  • Japan Association of Agricultural engineering Enterprises; from June 2015 to Present, President

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

The President of the Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering (from August 2000 to May 2002), The Executive Board Member of the Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering (from August 1996 to July 2000), The President of the Association of Rural Planning (from April 1998 to March 2000), The Executive Board Member of the Association of Rural Planning (from April 1990 to March 1998), Counselor of the Association of Rural Planning (from April 2000 to present), Member of the City Planning Institute of Japan (from May 1980 to March 2007), Member of the Japanese Society of Real Estate Science (from November 1984 to 2012), Member of the Japanese Society of Regional Science, The Executive Board Member of the Japan Association for Human and Environmental Symbiosis (from April 2000 to 2009), The Vice President of the Japan Association for Human and Environmental Symbiosis (from 2010 to present), The Executive Board Member of the Japanese Society of Planning Administration (from May 1998 to 2013), The Executive Board Member of CIGR (from January 2005 to 2009), The Chairperson of the Board of Section I of CIGR (from January 2003 to December 2006), The Board Member of Section I of CIGR (from January 1998 to December 2002), The Editorial Board Member for CIGR Electronic Journal (from January 2003 to December 2004), The Chairman of Japan National Committee of ICID (from 2008 to present), Vice-President of NDR (from May 2001 to May 2002), The Executive Board Member of the Japanese Institute of Irrigation and Drainage (from May 1999 to present), The Executive Council Member of the Society of Agricultural Sciences (from May 1997 to April 1999, and from May 2002 to 2011), The Executive Board Member of the Society of Agricultural Sciences (from May 2000 to April 2002), The Executive Council Member of the Japanese Association of Agricultural Sciences (from April 2001 to March 2003), SSC of IGBP/IHDO-LUCC (from January 1996 to December 1999). The President of the International Society of Paddy and Water Environment Engineering (from January 2003 to December 2004), Honorary President of the International Society of Paddy and Water Environment Engineering (from January 2007 to present), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal "Paddy and Water Environment" (from December 2002 to December 2005), The Member of the Science Council of Japan (July 2003 to September 2005), The Liaison Member of the Science Council of Japan (September 2006 to 2012).

HONORS

Young Scientist Award of the Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering (July 1974), CIGR Outstanding Contribution Award (November 2000), the Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering Prize (May, 2004), Honorary Vice President of CIGR (2006), CIGR Merit Award (September 2006), PAWEES International Award (September 2007), Japan Association of International Commission of Agricultural Engineering Fellow (May 2009), CIGR Fellow (June, 2010), Honorary Professor of Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (present Wuhan University, November 1997), Guest Professor of Beijing Normal University (August 2003 to 2008), Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo (June 2004)

MAIN RESEARCH THEMES

Resource Management Engineering, Local Environmental Planning

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

ca. 190 scientific articles and 11 books