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Doctor of Science in Geophysics, 1991, University of Tokyo

Master of Science in Geophysics, 1987, University of Tokyo

Bachelor of Science in Geophysics, 1985, University of Tokyo



The University of Wisconsin- Madison: Director of the Ion Microprobe Laboratory, 2004-Present

Tohoku University: Visiting Associate Professor 2004

Geological Survey of Japan/AIST: Research Scientist 1994-2004

U. S. Geological Survey, Denver: Postdoctoral fellow 1992-1994

Kobe University: JSPS Fellowship for Young Japanese Scientist 1991-1992



Kita NT, Ushikubo T, Knight KB, Mendybaev RA, Davis AM, Richter FM and Fournelle JH (2012). Internal 26Al-26Mg isotope systematics of a type B CAI: Remelting of refractory precursor solids. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 86, 37-51

Kita NT, Nagahara H, Tachibana S, Tomomura S, spicuzza MJ, Founelle JH and Valley JW (2010). High precision SIMS oxygen three isotope study of chondrules in LL3 chondrites: Role of ambient gas during chondrule formation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 6610-6635.

Kita N. T., Ushikubo T., Fu B., and Valley J. W. (2009) High Precision Sims Oxygen Isotope Analysis and the Effect of Sample Topography. Chemical Geology 264, 43-57.

Kita, N.T., Ikeda, Y., Togashi, S., Liu, Y.Z., Morishita, Y. and Weisberg, M.K. (2004) Origin of ureilites inferred from a SIMS oxygen isotopic and trace element study of clasts in the Dar al Gani 319 polymict ureilite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 68, 4213-4235.

Kita, N.T., Nagahara, H., Togashi, S. and Morishita, Y. (2000) A short duration of chondrule formation in the solar nebula: evidence from 26Al in Semarkona ferromagnesian chondrules. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64, 3913-3922.



Meteoritical Society: Member 1987-; Councilor 2005-2008; Leonard Medal Committee 2012-2016

Geochemical Society of Japan: Member 1989-; Board Member 2004

Geochemical Society: Member 2002-

American Geophysical Union: Member 2008-

Mass Spectroscopy Society of Japan: Member 1987-2004

Japan Society of Planetary Science: Member 1995-2004

Meteorite Working Group, Member 2007-2009

Lunar and Planetary Science, Program Committee (2010).

V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Local Program Committee (Kurashiki, Japan, 2003); Session Convener (2008, 2010)

AGU Fall meeting, Session Convener (2009)

Workshop on Chondrites and the Protoplanetary disk (Hawaii, 2004): Science Organizing Committee and Associate Editor



The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Proceedings from Workshop on Chondrite and the Protoplanetary disk, Associate Editor, 2005.

Geochemical Journal, Associate Editor, 2004-2007

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Associate Editor, 2003-2008

Journal of Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, Associate Editor, 1997-1998



Fellow of the Meteoritical Society, elected 2010

Encouragement Award for Junior Scientist, the Geochemical Society of Japan, 1997

Travel Award in honor of Professor Masatake Honda, 7th International Congress on
Geochronology Cosmochronology and Isotope Geology, Canberra, Australia, 1990

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society of Promotion of Science, 1991-1992



Masako Shima, Minoru Ozima, Kazuo Yamakoshi



Kita N.T., Ushikubo T., MacPherson G.J., Jacobsen B., Yin Q.-Z., Nagashima K., Krot A.N., Kurahashi E. and Jacobsen S.B. (2011). Al-Mg Chronology of Refractory Inclusions and Chondrules. Invited Talk, Workshop on Formation of the First Solids in the Solar System (November 2011, Hawaii).

Kita N.T. (2011). Stable Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry at WiscSIMS: Recent Progress. Invited Keynote Talk, 6th Biennial Geochemical SIMS Workshop (November 2011, Hawaii).

Kita N.T. and Ushikubo T. (2010) “Evolution of protoplanetary disk inferred from 26al chronology of individual chondrules.”  Symposium on Chondrules: Their role in early Solar System history, #8005 (July 31, 2010, New York).

Kita N.T. (2009) “Time scale of the protoplanetary disk inferred from extinct nuclide chronology of meteorites.” Gordon Research Conference, Origin of the Solar System.

Kita N.T., Huberty J.M., and Valley J.W. (2009) “High precision SIMS oxygen isotope analyses of geological materials: Accuracy, surface topography and crystal orientation.” 17th International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry.

Kita N.T, Ushikubo T. and Valley J.W. (2008) “High Precision Isotope Analyses Using Multi-Collector SIMS: Applications to Earth and Planetary Science.” Eos Trans. AGU, 89(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract V41A-04. (May 2008, Florida)

Kita, N.T., Huss, G.R., Tachibana, S., Amelin, Y., Nyquist, L.E. and Hutcheon, I.D. (2004) “Constraints on the origin of chondrules and CAIs from short-lived and long-lived radionuclides.” Invited review at Workshop on Chondrites and the Protoplanetary Disk. (November, 2004, Hawaii)

Kita, N. “The early evolution of the solar system through the high precision SIMS analyses of chondrules from primitive meteorites.” Invited talk at SIMS in the Space Sciences: The Zinner Impact. (February, 2007, Washington University, St. Louis.)



Smail Mostefaoui, Yongzhong Liu, Erika Kurahashi, Takayuki Ushikubo, Daisuke Nakashima, Rudraswami Gowda, Travis Tenner


COLLABORATORS, last 5 years:

J. W. Valley, Takayuki Ushikubo, B. Fu, F. Page, M. Spicuzza, A. Cavosie, B. Beard, P. R. Heck. H. Nagahara, S. Tachibana, M. Kimura, C. A. Goodrich, M. K. Weisberg, D. Ebel, G. J. MacPherson, A.M. Davis, F. Richter, K. Knight, E. Bullock, R. MendyBaev, L. E. Nyquist, T. Nakamura, T. Noguchi, A. Tsuchiyama, N. Sugiura, E. Kurahashi, J. A. Van Orman, H. Downes, M. E. Zolensky, D. E. Brownlee, D. J. Joswiak, P. Warren