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Naruki (Seonggi Moon) Hiranuma

Dr. Hiranuma joined West Texas A&M University in 2016 after earning an M.S. degree from the same program and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M University. At WTAMU, he has been the recipient of the 2018 Early Career Research Program Award, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the 2020 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Both awards include 5-year grants to support the university mission and achieve his career objective, which is an integration of climate science and pedagogy. From Japan, he now lives in Amarillo, where he is deeply involved in outreach collaborations with local organizations and agencies in the Texas Panhandle. He will serve on the EMSL User Executive Committee until October 2025.