Toshiya Ueta

Associate Professor

What I do

Astronomy & Astrophysics: Observational (UV to radio) and Computational

Professional Biography

Ph.D. in Astronomy, UIUC, 2002
M.S. in Astronomy, UIUC, 1998
B.A. in Astronomy, UT Austin, 1996
B.S. in Mathematics, UT Austin, 1995
B.S. in Physics, UT Austin, 1995


  • Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • MS, Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
  • BA, Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, 1996
  • BS, Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
  • BS, Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course 1
  • Conflicts of Interest, Stage 1

Professional Affiliations

  • International Astronomical Union
  • American Astronomical Society
  • Astronomical Society of Japan

Media Sources


Observational characterization of the circumstellar matter (stellar winds, mass loss, morphologies, shaping mechanisms, elemental abundances, gas-to-dust mass ratio); Radiative Transfer; Galactic Archaeology

Featured Publications

Ueta, T., Izumiura, H., Yamamura, I., Nakada, Y., Matsuura, M., Ita, Y., et al. (2008). AKARI/FIS Mapping of the ISM-Wind Bow Shock around Alpha Orionis. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 60, S407-S413.
Ueta, T., Speck, A. K., Stencel, R. E., Herwig, F., Gehrz, R. D., Szczerba, R., et al. (2006). Detection of a Far-Infrared Bow-Shock Nebula Around R Hya: the First MIRIAD Results. The Astrophysical Journal, 648, , L39-L42.
Ueta, T., Meixner, M., & Bobrowsky, M. (2000). A Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot Survey of Proto-Planetary Nebula Candidates: Two Types of Axisymmetric Reflection Nebulosities . The Astrophysical Journal, 528, 861-884.


Ueta, T. (2017). Stellar Evolution Research in the Far-IR in the AKARI Era and Beyond. The Cosmic Wheel and the Legacy of the AKARI archive: from galaxies and stars to planets and life. University of Tokyo: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.