Dr. Shen Shaodong has been selected for a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (General)

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 […]

SCI papers in 2021

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., […]

Prof. Kurata appointed as Editorial Board of Journal of Earthquake Engineering

The Journal of Earthquake Engineering (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ueqe20/current) is an international journal in the field of earthquake engineering that was first published in 1997. Recently, it has become an official journal of the International Association for the Seismic Performance of Non-Structural Elements (SPONSE), an academic organization established for the purpose of evaluating the seismic performance of nonstructural […]

2020 US-Japan E-Defense Testing on Frame-Spine-FLC System

On December 14-17, 2020, we conducted a shake table experiment on a 4-layer damping steel building at E-Defense with the University of Illinois, Lehigh University, Oregon State University, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, and Hokkaido University. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation of the United States. Although the […]

2020 E-Defense Test on Steel Hospital Building

From December 1 to 8, 2012, at E-Defense, the world’s largest seismic table test facility, we conducted seismic tests on a steel-framed hospital building to establish a method for quickly determining the functional continuity of facilities that serve as hubs for local medical care, such as base hospitals for disasters, after an earthquake. Disaster Prevention […]

Announcement of 2020 Blind Prediction Contest

We are pleased to announce the beginning of our Blind Prediction Contest:   Recently, hospitals have come under scrutiny for their ability to absorb many types of disasters and continue to function with minimal impact. The primary focus of the current experimentation and research is to take a more holistic approach to generate more robust […]

Mr. Taketo Kobayashi and Mr. Akito Fukuzawa completed the Bachelor program

Mr. Taketo Kobayashi and Mr. Akito Fukuzawa, the senior students of our research group, completed the graduation research presentation, and successfully submitted their graduation thesis. Congratulations on your graduation. Although the graduation ceremony was canceled in response to the coronary calamity, please take a break and refresh minds. We wish your further success in the […]

Mr. Ryo Ichikawa and Mr. Shingo Hamauzu successfully completed the Master program.

Ryo Ichikawa and Shinsuke Hamauzu completed the Master’s Thesis Hearing on February 6th. They submitted a master’s thesis summarizing their two-year research activities and successfully completed the master’s course. Congratulations on your successful completion. The entire nation and the world are in an emergency situation under the Corona calamity. Nonetheless, we wish their success even […]

Visit by Prof. DesRoches from Rice University in the USA

Prof. Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering at the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, visited our laboratory. Prof. DesRoches and our group members discussed some of our recent research progresses. Prof. DesRoches also gave a public presentation entitled “The promise of smart materials in earthquake resistant design”.

Prof. Ikeda gave a talk at the 30th DPRI, Kyoto University Public Lecture Series

The 30th DPRI Public Lecture series was held at the Campus Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto Station, Kyoto, Japan on 24th September 2019. The theme of the 30th Session was “Managing disasters ~ Preparing to live flexibly even after a disaster ~”. Prof. Yoshiki Ikeda gave a talk entitled “Earthquake-Resistant, Base-Isolation and Protective Systems: Self-Help in Building Structures”. DPRI News: http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/news_en/12745/

Foundation of New Research Section “Health Emergency and Regional Disaster Risk Management”

The new research section named “Health Emergency and Regional Disaster Risk Management” was founded (http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/organization_en/iasdrrg_en/rddms/herdrm/)  and the kickoff symposium was held at Kyoto University  (http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/news_en/12506/) on June 29, 2019 . Prof. Kurata join the new section with double appointment. Prof. Kurata served for the symposium as a coordinator of the panel discussion. The keynote speech […]