Faculty and Researchers

Environment, Civil Engineering, and Architecture

Engineering and Civil Engineering

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Engineering and Civil Engineering.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

OKADA Masaaki

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Landscape & Heritage Study Laboratory
Landscape Engineering, History of Civil Engineering, Industrial Heritage, Heritage Studies

Research on landscape evaluation and history of civil engineering. We embrace the concept of using landscapes near to us as community assets in doing design. We start with familiar places, and identify issues and research ways to resolve them.

KAWAI Katsuyuki

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Environmental Geotechnics Laboratory
Geotechnical Engineering, Geoenvironmental Engineering, Disaster Prevention

Using a three-phase mixture comprising soil particles, water, and air, we faithfully model geo-materials that exhibit complex behaviors depending on their composition ratio, and search for clues to solve problems by simulating ground disasters such as landslides and soil contamination.

HIGASHIYAMA Hiroshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Composite Structural Engineering
Structural Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Maintenance Engineering

For the sake of safe, reliable and comfortable living, we research the development of new materials and structures, investigate methodologies, and study maintenance of existing structures. We deepen our understanding by examining phenomena, touching on materials and structures in experiments and analysis.

HISA Takahiro

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Social System Laboratory
Urban planning、Urban design、Community design

FUMOTO Takayuki

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Environment Material Laboratory
Concrete Engineering, Construction Materials, Environmental Materials

For materials such as cement-based materials, asphalt materials, polymer-based materials, and recycled materials, image measurement of three-dimensional X-ray CT images enables measurement of particles, deformation distribution, deterioration distribution, void path measurement, etc. inside the material. Measure. Based on the results, the material arrangement, internal deformation-destruction mechanism, deterioration progress mechanism, and optimal manufacturing conditions are considered. Then, based on the characteristics, we propose a useful usage method.

YONEDA Masahiro

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Bridge Engineering Laboratory
Bridge Engineering, Structural Engineering, Structural Dynamics

Bridges that hold up and survive, even when typhoons with wind speeds of 80 meters per second arrive, and also when earthquakes of magnitude 8 strike. Bridges for which no shaking occurs that will cause discomfort when vehicles pass by or when people are walking. We do research on such bridges.

OKINAKA Tomoo

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Applied Mechanics Laboratory
Material Mechanics, Applied Mechanics, Image Measurement Systems

In the break-up and collapse of a structure, splitting cracks will branch and propagate for several hundred meters. We use experiments and computer simulation to investigate what phenomena are occurring in such situations.

NAKASHIMA Koji

Position
Assistant Professor
Laboratory
Geotechnical Prevention Engineering Laboratory
Geotechnical Engineering