Nori Nakata
  • Principal Research Scientist
  • PhD, Center for Wave Phenomena, Colorado School of Mines, 2013
  • MSc, Civil and Research Engineering, Kyoto U., 2010
  • BSc, Global Engineering, Kyoto U., 2008
Biographical Overview
Nori Nakata is a principal research scientist at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (2008) and Master of Engineering (2010) degrees from Kyoto University, and his PhD degree at Colorado School of Mines in 2013. He received the Mendenhall prize from the Colorado School of Mines for his PhD. Nori's research interests are extensive and include crustal/global seismology, exploration geophysics, volcanism, civil engineering, wave phenomena and earthquakes. Before he joined MIT in 2019, he was a postdoc fellow at Stanford University in 2013-2016 and an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma in 2016-2018.