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.
Mr. Naoki Uhara, Mr. Rui Inoue, and Mr. Yuto Kawamura are senior students of the undergraduate school of Architecture at Kyoto University. They are working on their Bachelor thesis study with our research group.
Mr. Kun-Sian Lin will be starting his Ph.D. life this April after one year as a research student waiting in Taiwan for the border to re-open due to the corona virus restrictions.
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 […]
On August 27th*, we celebrated a milestone with Professor Ikeda as he celebrated his 60th Birthday. We continue to wish him health and longevity. We sadly said farewell to Dr. Liangi Qi as he returned to his university in China. We wish him the best in his future pursuits. *Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 […]
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 […]
Mr. Yutaro Kawasaki and Mr. Tafu Kawamoto are senior students of the undergraduate school of Architecture at Kyoto University. They are working on their Bachelor thesis study with our research group.
Ms. Kanako Onishi and Mr. Keiichiro Kunitomo passed the public hearing for their master’s thesis on February 4, 2021 and completed the graduation ceremony on March 24. We believe that they will be active in their new workplaces, making use of the experience and knowledge they gained during their three years in our laboratory.
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 […]
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 […]
Our lab would like to welcome Dr. ShaoDong Shen, who earned his Ph.D. from Tsinghua University. He is a postdoctorate cooperate researcher in the field of precast shear walls.
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 […]
Yesterday was Mr. Guiseppe Marzano’s last day with our lab; due to the concerns of the Corona Virus, we were not able to give him a farewell party. Instead, we were able to have a small coffee break and share our thoughts and words of encouragement towards Guiseppe. After completing his doctoral studies, Guiseppe will […]
Ms. Jasmine Gipson started a new research life at Kyoto University as a research student. She has completed the Master’s degree in UC Berkeley and is preparing for the Ph.D. program, starting from September 2020. Mr. Yuki Matsumoto and Naohisa Yoshida are the senior students of the undergraduate school of Architecture, Kyoto University and work […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”.
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/
Mr. Jiantao Huang from Southwest Jiaotong University in China jointed our laboratory as a doctoral student.
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 […]