Takanobu Amano is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2008, after which he worked at Nagoya University as a postdoctoral researcher. He then moved to the University of Tokyo in 2012. He mainly works on theoretical and numerical studies of collisionless shocks and associated high-energy particle acceleration. His work is relevant for Earth and planetary bow shocks, as well as supernova remnant shocks. He is also interested in astrophysical plasma phenomena.