Prof. Mengu Cho
Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
Prof. Mengu Cho received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and the P.hD. degree from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in 1992. From 1992 to 1995, he was a research associate with Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. From 1995 to 1996, he was a Teaching Associates with International Space University, France. Since 1996, he had been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan, where he was an Assistant Professor in 1996 and Associate Professor in 1997. Since 2004, He has been a Professor and also the Director of the Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering (LaSEINE) of KIT. He has been with the Department of Applied Science for Integrated system engineering since 2010.
His research interest includes spacecraft environmental interaction, especially spacecraft charging and nano-satellite reliability. He has authored or co-authored more than 110 papers in peer reviewed journals. He served as a project lead of a standardization project for ISO-11221, “Space systems -- Space solar panels -- Spacecraft charging induced electrostatic discharge test methods” that was published in 2011. He is now leading an international effort of small-scale satellite testing standardization. He also serves as a liaison officer of United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme 2014 Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST).