SONA Corp. / Onfuture Ltd.
Status: Full Member
Member since: 2001
AES Position: Governor
AES Committee: Board of Governors
Section: Japan (Position: Treasurer)
Masataka Nakahra is an acoustitian who specialized in acoustic design of studios and R&D work on room acoustics, and is also an educator.
After he had learned acoustics at the Kyushu Institute of Design, he joined SONA Corporation and started his career as an acoustic designer.
In 2005, he received Ph.D in acoustics from the Kyushu University, and founded ONFUTURE Ltd. to start R&D work on acoustics. Besides his design work, he also develops acoustic measurement and analysis tools etc.
He has classes on acoustics at the Tokyo University of the Arts and the Institute of Sound and Arts.
He has been a director for the AES Japan Section since 2002, and was a Section Chair on 2009. He received a Japan Award for his contribution to the audio industry from the Japan Section in 2013.
AES Japan Award (2013)
1989-1995, Kyushu Institute of Design (Master Degree, Acoustics)
2003-2006, Kyushu University (PhD, Acoustics)
1995- SONA Corporation
2004- Institue of Sound Arts
2006- Onfuture Ltd.
2011- Tokyo University of the Arts
TC member on Architectural Acoustics of the Acoustical Society of Japan
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