Sae Irie and Lu Peng completed their graduation thesis presentations. This year was the first time in four years that they presented their research by poster, and they stood in front of their posters to explain their research to the faculty and students.
Mr. Huang Jiangtao, a member of our lab, has completed his doctoral thesis hearing and will receive his degree in March. His doctoral thesis is about the research on the seismic behavior of partition walls, one of vulnerable non-structural components in buildings. Dr. Thesis title Seismic Damage Evaluation of Cold-Formed Steel-Framed Gypsum Partition Walls Considering […]
Prof. Khalid Mosalam of the University of California, Berkeley, stayed in our lab for two months from November 2023 to January 2024. He held discussions and seminars with laboratory members and shared his knowledge of cutting-edge research on disaster science, including AI-based natural language processing. He stayed in Uji 19 years ago, and his son, […]
Associate Professor Kurata spoke at the 70th Structural Mechanics Colloquium on Dec. 16, held by the Structural Mechanics Division of the Kinki Branch of the Architectural Institute of Japan, “Thinking about What Young Structural Engineers Need in the Future. He spoke about his experiences and expectations regarding structural education under the title of “Use of Information […]
Associate Professor Kurata spoke at the Disaster Prevention Symposium “Considering Disaster Prevention in Okinawa” held on November 16 at the 50th Anniversary Memorial Hall of Ryukyu University, where he discussed earthquake damage to medical facilities and business continuity. Afterwards, he discussed the topic with Professor Castro of the Island Disaster Prevention Research Center of Ryukyu […]
Organized by WHO Kobe Centre (WKC), “WKC Forum 2023 Research Strategy for Disaster and Health Risk Management (Health EDRM) 2024: At the invitation of WKC, Associate Professor Kurata participated in Part II: Special Panel Discussion: Minimizing Preventable Disaster Risks. From the morning core meeting held prior to the afternoon Forum https://extranet.who.int/kobe_centre/ja/news/hedrm-5th-core-group-meeting Japanese Brochure file:///C:/Users/masak/Downloads/000128_2_0_24.pdf English […]
Mr. Lin and Prof. Kurata participated the 10EWICS (http://ewics2023.unict.it/home) held at Catanita, Italy. In the occasion of 10EWICS (http://ewics2023.unict.it/home), a PhD course for “The importance of experimental research for mitigating of seismic risk” was held at the Universtiy of Catania. Assoc. Prof. Kurata and alumni of the research group gave lectures to PhD students.
Yuki Matsumoto, who completed his master’s degree in 2023, has received the 34th Annual Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) Best Master’s Thesis Award for 2023. https://www.aij.or.jp/jpn/sotsuron/pdf/sotu2023.pdf The award ceremony was held at the annual conference of the Architectural Institute of Japan in September.
The annual conference of the Architectural Institute of Japan was held at Kyoto University. Many students from our laboratory, including Professor Ikeda and Associate Professor Kurata, participated in the conference. Since the conference was held at Kyoto University, Professor Ikeda, who chaired the publicity committee, was very busy, and students also served as venue attendants […]
Dr Kurata is appointed as a Associate Editor of Japan Architectural Review（Structure Engineering), published by the Architercural Institute of Japan. （https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/24758876/homepage/editorialboard.html）
As part of a research exchange, we will host Francesco Esposito, a doctoral student at the University of Naples, from mid-May to the end of August. He will be involved in research on seismic retrofitting of existing RC buildings using seismic isolation and control.
On May 11, the Architectural and Architectural System Department related research groups of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute held a BBQ to welcome new students. The event took for the first time since the pandemic have started, while taking precautions against infection. It had been a long time since the BBQ was held last time, […]
We hold the Cafe event, a series of break time hosted by each group, for students and researchers to interact with each other.
On April 29, Associate Professor Kurata spoke at the “Turkey-Syria Earthquake Disaster Investigation Preliminary Report Meeting” hosted by the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) and reported the results of the survey conducted in early April on the damaged hospital and factory buildings. Preliminary report meeting https://www.aij.or.jp/jpn/symposium/2023/turkey2023.pdf Documents of the preliminary meeting https://www.aij.or.jp/jpn/databox/2023/Earthquake_t.pdf
Mr. Sae Irie and Mr. Lu Peng, fourth-year students, have been assigned to the laboratory. They will be working on acquiring basic knowledge of vibration research and conducting their graduation research.
Dr. Eirca Fischer of Oregon State University and Dr. Barbara Simpson of Stanford University were invited to the Disaster Prevention Institute for a workshop entitled “Regional Assessment, Management, and Business Continuity Enhancement”. The workshop was held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DRRI) in Feb 28 – March 1, 2023. Researchers from Japan also gathered […]
A paper presented by Dr. Skalomenos (now at the University of Birmingham, UK), who was a Project Assistant Professor in our laboratory until 2019, and Associate Professor Kurata has won the Research category of the Structural Engineering Awards 2022 at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Midland counties, an association of structural engineers and researchers in […]
On February 3, 2023, Mr. Takehito Kobayashi and Mr. Yuki Matsumoto successfully defended their master’s thesis presentations at the public hearing. On February 7, 2023, Mr. Yutaro Kawasaki, Mr. Rui Inoue, Mr. Naoki Uhara, and Mr. Yuki Kawamura completed their graduation thesis presentations. All of them could give excellent presentations. Congratulations! Written by Masahiro […]
In 2022, we could restart long-awaited international collaborations, accepting the short-period stay of international students and researchers. We had a three-week stay of Mr. Mario Argenziano, a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Naples, Italy, and a three-month stay of Mr. Chun-Yi Li, a master’s student from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, […]
In December 2022, Mr. Jinzhe Xie and Shota Shimmoto completed their doctoral defense. They will farewell many years in our laboratory with a degree commencement ceremony in March 2023. We wish them continued success in their future endeavors. – from the laboratory members
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shen Shaodon, a researcher in our laboratory, has been selected for a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (General) (https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-ippan/gaiyou.html). This program provides young researchers from abroad with opportunities to engage in collaborative research under the guidance of a Japanese host researcher at a Japanese university or other […]
Prof. Yoshiki Ikeda won Takuji Kobori Prize 2022 from The International Association for Structural Control and Monitoring (IASCM).
Yuki Matsumoto of the Ikeda-Kurata Laboratory gave a presentation at the 2022 Kinki Branch Meeting of the Architectural Institute of Japan.
Dr. Yuki Matsumoto of the Ikeda-Kurata Laboratory gave a presentation at the 2022 Symposium on Structural Engineering. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the symposium was held online.
We have updated the papers published in 2021 (http://www.steel.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/wpsmpl/publications). They are mainly the results of activities before the COVID-19 pandemic. – This paper is about an experiment conducted in 2017 with Dr Jason McCormick’s research team at the University of Michigan as part of the development of a steel pipe brace with foam. Ammons, M., […]
On February 5, 2021, Mr Akito Fukuzawa completed the public hearing for his master’s thesis. Although it was an online public hearing held under the COVID-19 pandemic, he made an excellent presentation and was able to answer all the questions. At the online graduation thesis presentation held on February 7, 2021, Mr Taifu Kawamoto explained […]