Masashi Hayakawa
"Earthquake prediction with electromagnetic phenomena"


Emeritus Professor
The University of Electro-Communications, Japan


Masashi Hayakawa received the B.E., M.E., and Doctor of Engineering degrees, all from Nagoya University in 1966, 1968 and 1974, respectively.

In 1970, he joined the Research Institute of Atmospherics, Nagoya University, as a Research Associate. He became an Assistant Professor in 1978 and an Associate Professor in 1979, at the same Institute. Since 1991, he has been a Professor with the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan and became professor Emeritus in 2009. Since then he was a project professor and now a visiting professor at the same university.

He is also the director of Hayakawa Inst. of Seismo Electromagnetics, Co. Ltd., and the director of Earthquake Analysis Laboratory (Information Systems Inc.). He has been engaged in the study of terrestrial noise environment, including space physics, atmospheric electricity, and seismo- electromagnetics. Also, his interests include signal processing, EMC, radio communication, and inversion problems.

He is an author or a co-author of more than 750 research papers in the refereed journals. Further, he has published and edited over 20 monographs. Dr. Hayakawa is the former (1996-1999) URSI Commission E Chair, and the former President of the Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan. He was Associate Editor of Radio Science, and is now Editor-Chief of J. Atmos. Electr., and was on the editorial board of many journals such as Planet. Space Sci., Indian J. Radio and Space Physics.