Academic Staff Profiles

Shin-ichiro Shima Lab.


Shin-ichiro SHIMAProfessor

Ph.D (Science) (Kyoto University, Japan)

Mar 2005, Ph.D. from Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan
Apr 2005 – Mar 2011, Research Scientist, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Apr 2011 – Mar 2021, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo
Apr 2021 – present, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, University of Hyogo
Oct 2017 – present, Visiting Scientist, Computational Climate Science Research Team, RIKEN Center for Computational Science


・Modeling of clouds and precipitation: The super-droplet method (SDM) is a particle-based numerical algorithm that enables accurate simulation of cloud microphysics with lower computational demand (Shima et al., 2009). We are developing a highly accurate cloud model using the SDM, which will contribute to reducing the uncertainties of numerical weather prediction and climate simulation. We are also interested in applying the methodology to other research areas, such as volcanic fumes, star formation, and spray combustion.

・Complex systems: It is still difficult to predict the behavior of complex systems, in which a large number of components are interacting together and various collective behaviors emerge. Our research interest is on exploring the full possibility of computer simulation to understand complex systems.