Title Assistant Professor
Department Department of Civil Engineering
Course Disaster Reduction Studies Course

Research fields

He was born in Japan, in September 18 1979. He received the Bachelors Engineering degree in civil engineering from Utsunomiya University, Japan, in 2002, and Master Engineering and Doctor Engineering degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Since April 2007, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of Gifu University. In addition, he was the Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, from April 2012 to March 2013.

His research interests include seismic performance and fatigue performance of bridges: linear and nonlinear analytical techniques for bridges subject to dynamic loads, earthquake and aging protective systems, and experimental large-scale bridges testing. In addition, he is a member of several professional organizations: Japan Society of Civil Engineering (JSCE), Japan Society of Steel Construction (JSSC), Japan Welding Society (JWS), International Institute of Welding (IIW), International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Since 2010, he has been a working group chair of JSSC research committee activities: "Research Committee for Fatigue Strength of Welded Joints". 

He was the recipient of the JSCE Incentive Prize from JSCE, in 2009, and the Yoshida Research Encouragement Prize from JSCE, in 2013, Excellent Presentation Award at the JSCE Annual Meeting in 2004, 2006 and 2011, and Excellent Presentation Award at the JSSC Annual Meeting in 2009 and 2010.

Large-Scale Steel Girder Fatigue Test Cyclic Loading Test of Concrete Bridge Pier Model

Research Keywords

  Steel Structural Engineering, Fracture Mechanics, Earthquake Engineering

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