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”.
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 was held by Dr. Ryuma Kayano of WHO (World Health Organization) Kobe Center and the WHO KC website reported the activities of the symposium (https://extranet.who.int/kobe_centre/en/news/KyotoUniv_Symposium_2019).
Dr. Konstantinos A. Skalomenos, who spend four years in our laboratory as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow and a specially-appointed Assistant Professor, is appointed as an Assistant Professor in the University of Birmingham. All the staff of the Ikeda-Kurata laboratory wishes the further success of Dr. Skalomenos.
8 members of our laboratory presented at the 2018 Kinki branch research conference of the Architecture Institute of Japan (AIJ).
Ms. Hamashima graduated from our laboratory in 2017 received the 2018 outstanding master thesis award from the alumni association of the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering at Kyoto University.