Syun-Ichi Akasofu

Founding Director, International Arctic Research Center

Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu was director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks from its establishment in 1998 until January 2007. As director of the Geophysical Institute (1986-1999), Dr. Akasofu concentrated his effort on establishing the institute as a key research center in the Arctic. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1961.

(This item was clarified in October after notice provided by Ed Pilkington, New York Bureau Chief of The Guardian.)