Job Title: Senior Managing Director / President
Company: SONA Corporation / Onfuture Ltd.
Member since: 2001
AES Position: Governor
AES Committee: Board of Governors
Primary Section: Japan
Company Website: http://www.sona.co.jp
Other Professional Website: http://www.onftr.com
Facebook Address: http://www.facebook.com/masataka.nakahara
LinkedIn Address: http://jp.linkedin.com/in/masatakanakahara
Twitter Name: @nakaharamstk
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 governor from 2016 to 2018 of the AES and a director for the 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. He contributed many international and regional conferences as a committee member.
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 of the High Reality Audio Research Group, Acoustical Society of Japan
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