Yoh Nagasaki

Yoh NagasakiKyoto University
Electrical Engineering

Education and Experience
I am in the graduate school of engineering at Kyoto University as a Ph.D. candidate, where I am developing the system of a magnetic sail spacecraft, which is one of the sail propulsion systems for future deep space explorations, with a research group at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). I earned a B.S. in electrical and electronics engineering from Kyoto University in 2011, and I received an M.S. in electrical engineering from the graduate school of Kyoto University in 2013. I have studied the superconducting magnet installed in the magnetic sail spacecraft from both theoretical and experimental perspectives, and successfully improved the obtainable propulsive force from the magnetic sail by optimizing the configuration of the installed magnet. I have currently focused on research and development of the system of the magnetic sail spacecraft from electrical and thermal as well as structural perspectives in my Ph.D. course at Kyoto University. I have several published research papers as the first author, regarding the analysis and experimental results of the magnet for the magnetic sail spacecraft. I have already made presentations at several international conferences, and I will give an oral presentation at 65th International Astronautical Congress to be held in Canada in this October. I am sure that NASA Academy program provides me with a great opportunity to work with a wide range of people from all over the world, who have the excellent competence and potential as one of the next-generation leaders in the aerospace field. The NASA space academy will broaden my perspective and help me build a great team with international talented people.

Future plans
I have deeply engaged in both of the space and electrical engineering from the analytical and experimental viewpoints. I aim to organize international projects for space development as a researcher in the field of space and electrical engineering. I would like to bring a unique perspective to the space development with use of the broad knowledge about various fields, and globally contribute to the field of space engineering and science by taking part in international projects of the space development.