Dr. Ryoga Maeda is now a research associate at Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology - JAMSTEC in Yokohama, Japan.
After four fantastic years of PhD research on Antarctic meteorites with Professor Steven Goderis as thesis advisor, and as a pillar of AMGC, Dr. Ryoga Maeda left the VUB in the Spring of 2023 to return to Japan.
His thesis focused on the chemical and isotopic effects of thermal processing and terrestrial weathering on the re-distribution of chemical elements in Chondrites, and let to several publications.
Together with a fantastic meteorite researcher we lost a top base-ball player and a great friend...
Dr. Ryoga Maeda took a research position a JAMSTEC in Yokohama. Ryoga will use the experience he gained on studying rare earth elements (REE) in meteorites, which let to several peer-reviewed publications.
Over the years, Ryoga was a key player at AMGC. We wish him luck for this new adventure back home in Japan.