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.
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.
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.
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 […]