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Dr. Yamaguchi assumed his post as a associate professor in Tokyo Univ.(17/04)

Dr. Yamaguchi assumed his post as a associate professor in the Univ. of Tokyo in April.

Dr. Jay assumed his post as a assistant professor in Tokyo Univ.(17/04)

Dr. Yamaguchi assumed his post as a assistant professor in the Univ. of Tokyo in April.

Furuichi Award at the master's final defense (17/02/09)

M2 student Takahiro Yamaguchi was awarded the Furuichi Award at the master's final defense held on February 1st, 2017.

Congratulations!!




Best presenter award at the JSCE Presentation(17/01/20)

D3 student Tomoaki Takeda was awarded the best presenter award at the 71st Annual Japan Society of Civil Engineers Presentation.



Special Lecture by Prof. Pennung Warnitchai (16/07/11)

We had special lecture "Recent Research Activities at AIT in Wind and Earthquake Engineering" by Prof. Pennung Warnitchai (Professor of Structural Engineering at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)). Thank you for your coming and interesting lecture.




A best paper award of Japan Wind Engineering Association in 2015(16/05/30)

A research paper "A numerical study of aerodynamic characteristics of ice-accreted transmission lines" by Mr. S. Oka and Prof. T. Ishihara was selected as a best paper award of Japan Wind Engineering Association of 2015




A presentation award at 37th National Symposium on Wind Energy(16/05/30)

A presentation by Dr. Kikuchi was selected as a presentation award at 37th National Symposium on Wind Energy, which was held from 26th. to 27th. of November, 2015.





Special Lecture by Dr. Neil Hoult(16/05/11)

We had special lecture "Distributed sensing: understanding structural behaviour" by Dr. Neil Hoult(Associate Professor, Queen's University). Thank you for your coming and interesting lecture.





Asst. Prof. Tsukasa MIZUTANI was honored with “Paper Award for Young Scientists” from Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources(15/10/15)

Asst. Prof. Tsukasa MIZUTANI was honored with "Paper Award for Young Scientists" from Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources(JSHWR) on September, 9, 2015. The awarded paper "Tsukasa MIZUTANI, Kenji INOMATA, Wataru TSUJITA, Riki HONDA, Yozo FUJINO and Tomonori NAGAYAMA: Real-Time Rainfall Detection by Analyzing Singularities of Communications Antenna Radiowave Fluctuations, Journal of Japan Society Hydrology and Water Resources, Vol. 27, No.5, pp.208-218, 2014." proposes new technique for torrential rainfall detection based on interdisciplinary understanding and ideas on digital signal processing, hydrology, electromagnetism,and others. The originality and promising achievements were highly evaluated.

University of Tokyo Professor Emeritus Yozo Fujino is the winner of the 2015 Hattori Hoko award(15/10/14)

Professor Emeritus Yozo Fujino received the 2015 Hattori Hoko award on October, 9. Hattori Hokokai foundation, established in 1930 by the founder of the Seiko holdings, presents the “Hoko award” to a single recipient every year. Recipients of the award in the past include Dr. Hideki Yukawa, a Nobel Prize winner. Dr. Yozo Fujino has been involved in the research on the safety of infrastructure and led research on infrastructure dynamics, control, and monitoring. He thus led and solidified new trend in structural engineering.

Five poster awards at 36th National Symposium on Wind Energy(14/12/01)


 Five research papers by Prof. Takeshi ISHIHARA, Ms. Yuka KIKUCHI, Ms. Ran WAKABAYASHI, Mr. Yuta TAKEI, Mr. Masato FUKUSHIMA were selected as poster awards at 36th National Symposium on Wind Energy, which was held from 27th. to 28th. of November, 2014.






The Fukushima floating offshore wind farm demonstration project has started generating electricity (2013/11/11)

The world first Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project led by Prof. Ishihara as technical advisor has been successfully completed and commenced operations today, which consists of 2MW downwind-type floating wind turbine, 66kV floating power sub-station, extra-high voltage undersea cable and the dynamic cable as the first phase of the project. For more information: Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project



Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project (World First) starts (13/06/28)

Construction for the world first Floating Offshore Wind Farm Project lead by Prof. Ishihara as technical advisor has started. 2MW downwind floating turbine  and compact semi-sub as the part of the first phase of the project has been assembled at the dockyard and is towed to Fukushima today from Tokyo Bay area.

For more information: Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project



Professor Takeshi Ishihara's project introduced on Financial Times(12/12/07)

Professor Takeshi Ishihara's project introduced on Financial Times.

For more information: Hopes high for offshore turbines despite hurdles


Professor Takeshi Ishihara's project introduced on Todai Research (12/06/20)

Professor Takeshi Ishihara's project is introduced on Todai Research

Harvesting the Winds of Fukushima -Japan to Build World’s First Floating Wind Farm-

Wind power is being pursued around the world as a renewable energy solution, but so far has not seemed suited to Japan’s steep mountains and deep seas. In 2012, proof-of-concept research for a multiple turbine floating power station will start off the Iwaki coast of Fukushima Prefecture. Launched by Professor Takeshi Ishihara of the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, major Japanese corporations and researchers from multiple fields have come together in this world-first wind farm project.

For more information:
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/todai-research/feature-stories/feature-stories-top/harvesting-the-winds-of-fukushima/


A paper award at 21th National Symposium on Wind Engineering (11/03/08)

coffee break - 01.jpg A research paper "Numerical study on the flow field of tornado-like vortex using the LES turbulence model" by Prof. T. Ishihara and Ms. S. OH was selected as a paper award at 21th National Symposium on Wind Engineering which was held from 1st. to 3rd. of December, 2010. The award was given for the contribution of formations of flow fields in tornado-like vortices generated by a numerical tornado simulator and mechanisms of strong vertical velocities at the center of a one-celled type vortex as well as the maximum tangential velocity appearing near ground in a two-celled type vortex.


Development of Offshore Wind Power Generation System(11/01/07)

coffee break - 01.jpg Our research proposal on “Development of offshore wind power generation system” in collaboration with Tokyo Electric Power Company, Kajima Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is accepted by New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO).
This research program is a four year project starting from 2010, in which a bottom -mounted offshore wind power generation system will be installed in vicinity of wind observation tower that is located about 3km off the southern coast of Choshi, Chiba. This study aims to develop offshore wind turbines and supporting structures suitable to the environmental conditions of Japan and to establish operation and maintenance methods based on the conditional monitoring system. The influence of offshore development on marine and birds will be investigated and a guideline will be developed for design, construction, operation and maintenance of wind power generation system with high safety and reliability levels. Figure 1 shows a rendering of offshore wind power generation system.


A best paper award at Renewable energy 2010 conference(10/07/02)

coffee break - 01.jpg A research paper "An assessment of available offshore wind energy potential using mesoscale model and geographical information system" by Dr. A. Yamaguchi, Mr. M. B. Solomon and Prof. T. Ishihara was selected as a best paper award at Renewable energy 2010 conference which was held from 27th of June to 2nd of July, 2010. The award was given for the contribution of an accurate quantative estimation of the wind climate and the available potential considering economical social and technical condition to show that the annual demand of TEPCO can be produced by offshore wind energy.


Welcome Party(09/10/13)

We held a welcome party with concrete Lab. to welcome newcomers, XU and Sun from China, Honarbakhsh from Iran, Juliette from France, Solomon from Philippines, Elsa from Sweden.

NEDO accepted our proposal on “Development of offshore observation system of wind conditions”(09/08/31)

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Our research proposal on “Research and Development of Offshore Wind Power Generation Technology (Measurement of Offshore Wind Climate)”funded by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) was accepted. This is a joint research project in collaboration with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).


This is a five year project and an offshore measurement tower will be constructed on the south coast of Choshi city in Chiba prefecture. Wind and marine conditions will be measured and the numerical simulation of the wind and marine conditions will be also carried out. Using the measured and simulated data, the offshore wind energy map and the guideline for measurement of offshore wind climate will be proposed. The figure shows a rendering of offshore measurement tower.

Dr. Nagayama assumed his post as a lecturer in Tokyo Univ.(09/04)

Dr. Nagayama assumed his post as a lecturer in the Univ. of Tokyo in April.

Dr. Dionysius Manly Siringoringo assumed his post as an project assistant professor in Tokyo Univ.(09/04)

Dr. Dionysius Manly Siringoringo assumed his post as a project assistant professor in the Univ. of Tokyo in April.

Dr. Su Di assumed his post as an project assistant professor in Tokyo Univ.(08/11)

Dr. Su Di assumed his post as a project assistant professor in the Univ. of Tokyo in November.

Welcome Party(08/10/16)

We held a welcome party with concrete Lab. to welcome newcomers, Jeseong from south Korea and Jitboon from Thailand.

Prof. Ishihara's research was appeared in nikkei BP mook(08/09/29)

Prof. Ishihara's research was appeared in nikkei BP mook in an article of next generation energy

Dr. Ishihara assumed his post as an professor in Tokyo Univ.(08/07/19)

Dr. Ishihara assumed his post as a professor in the Univ. of Tokyo in April.

Dr. Nishikawa assumed his post as an project assistant professor in Tokyo Univ.(08/07/19)

Dr. Nishikawa assumed his post as a project assistant professor in the Univ. of Tokyo in April.

Dr. Mizuno assumed his post as an associate professor in Yamaguchi Univ.(08/04/22)

Dr. Mizuno assumed his post as an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering in Yamaguchi Univ. on March 1st. We wish him every success in his career.

The party for prof. Fujino’s Medal with Purple Ribbon was held(07/06/14)

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This party was held by our lab members and the alumna at the Hongo Campas in the University of Tokyo on June 16, 2007. We are so grad lots of people participated in the party. Thank you very much for your celebration.


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The 2007 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize by ASCE(07/06/06)

Prof. Yozo Fujino and Dr. Tomonori Nagayama, as well as Dr. Masato Abe and Mr. Kenji Ikeda, have been presented with the 2007 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Their paper1) on ambient vibration monitoring of a long suspension bridge has been highly evaluated and awarded this prize for outstanding contributions to the application of structural engineering research. The paper presents one of the first research efforts to monitor a full-scale bridge using dense arrays of sensors and applies data processing methods theoretically derived from structural analysis to elucidate structural characterisitcs of the bridge.

For more information:
http://www.asce.org/pressroom/honors/honors_details.cfm?hdlid=57

1) T. Nagayama, Y. Fujino, M. Abe, K. Ikeda, (2005) "Structural identification of a nonproportionally damped system and its application to a full-scale suspension bridge"Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(10), pp.1536-1545

Prof. Fujino received the Medal with a Purple Ribbon.(07/06/04)

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The Medal with Purple Ribbon is one of Medals of Honor from the Emperor ofJapan in spring and fall every year. his Medal with Purple Ribbon ishigh-profile government award given for contributions to the arts, academics or sports. The number of awardes is about 30 each time and about 10 are selected from academic professionals in all over Japan. Professor Yozo FUJINO was awarded in 2007 Spring as one among three engineering professors.In May 16, 2007, the Medal was given to him from the Minister of Science,Technology and Education and the Emperor of Japan made a speech to theawardees in the Palace.

Study tour at the University of Tokyo (06/12/06)

On December 6th '06, our lab invited a group of researchers from the US, who were attending the "Asia-Pacific Workshop on SHM" in Japan, for a study tour in our university. Below are some pictures taken in that tour.

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Activities(06/08/24)

A small symposium on Bridges & Structures among three universities (SNU, TIT and UT) was held in our Department on Aug 24th. Click on the picture for larger version.

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Activities(06/07/18)

Professor Fujino has delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "Vibration Based Monitoring for Local and Global Assessment of Infrastructure Condition" at the 4th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring held during the period 11-13 July 2006 in San Diego, California, U.S.A.

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Lab. trip(06/06/12)

This June 17th, 18th we have a lab trip going to Gunma Prefecture.

Undergraduate Students(06/05/30)

This year 5 undergraduate students came to our laboratory.

Research(06/05/14)

Prof. Fujino organized a seminar on "Researches on Disasters & Accidents Warning and Risk management system applying to Railway system"

Webpage Renewal(05/06/06)