MEET THE EXPERT - Dr. Fumio Yamazaki, Professor Emeritus, Chiba University, Japan

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MEET THE EXPERT - Dr. Fumio Yamazaki, Professor Emeritus, Chiba University, Japan, and Research Fellow at National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Tsukuba, Japan

Topic: Monitoring and Sensing Technologies of Earthquake Engineering in Japan

Date: 23 September 2021
Time: 2:00 PM (Bangkok time)

About the Speaker

Dr. Fumio Yamazaki is currently Research Fellow at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Tsukuba, Japan and Professor Emeritus at Chiba University, Japan. He received his M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1978. After working for Shimizu Corporation, Japan and serving as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, USA, he earned his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1987. He joined the Institute of Industrial Science at University of Tokyo in 1989 as Associate Professor and was there until 2003. He also served as a team leader of Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center (EDM) in Kobe, Japan in the period of 1998 to 2004.


Dr. Yamazaki was dispatched as a JICA expert to Thailand and served as Professor at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) from 2001 to 2003. He joined the Graduate School of Engineering at Chiba University as Professor in 2003 and stayed there until his retirement in March 2019. His research interests include earthquake engineering, stochastic mechanics, and more recently, application of GIS and remote sensing to disaster management. He is a member of many professional organizations in Japan and USA including ASCE, EERI, JSCE, JAEE. He received Doctor Honoris Causa from National University of Engineering, Peru in 2007, and he was designated as Distinguished Adjunct Professor at AIT in 2015.
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