Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University
Research fields and staffs

Civil and Environmental Engineering

A wide range of research activities aimed at producing high level professionals and developing the infrastructure along with a balance in the natural environment is being carried out in this department. Commitment to producing the highly professional specialists and at the same time, making them internationally able to have a creative and comprehensive view on the environmental problems all over the world is the main theme of this department. The department consists of three divisions namely (1)Infrastructure Technology and Design, (2)Urban Planning and Management, and (3)Watershed and Coastal Environmental Engineering that have been covering fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom of the seas.

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Infrastructure Technology and Design

In this field, the research work and course curriculum include a large variety of topics related to construction materials, design and construction methods, and seismic behaviors of infrastructures such as bridges, dams, roads, underground facilities, etc.

Staffs and Research Fields
Nondestructive testing and imaging using vibration and elastodynamic/electromagnetic wave. Large scale simulation for wave using high performance computing.
Kazuyuki Nakahata
Studies on mass transport properties of concrete and at cracking and on time-dependent behavior of deformation and cracking in reinforced concrete member.
Isao Ujike
Landslides and creeping displacement mechanism, Development of landslide preventive techniques, and GIS for landslide, slope instability, and earthquake hazard assessments.
Netra Prakash Bhandary
Geotechnical and foundation engineering. Seismic stability of foundations and earth strtictures, soil liquefaction and development of countermeasure technique, and stability of river levees during flooding.
Mitsu Okamura
Mechanical and hydrolical behavior of fractured rock masses under coupled thermo-hydro-mechano-chemo fields
Hideaki Yasuhara
Electro-chemical techniques for assessing durability performances, structural integrity of reinforced concrete and effect of repair including self-healing for cracking in concrete
Keiyu Kawaai
Thermally induced mechanical and hydraulic properties of rocks and behavior of openings in rock mass, Utilization of industrial waste for construction materials, Development of design method and performance evaluation of rock net
Naoki Kinoshita
Forward and inverse wave scattering analysis and nondestructive evaluation of structural components using ultrasonic waves
Taizo Maruyama
Geotechnical engineering, liquefaction countermeasure, stability of buried pipeline, rain-induced slope instability, seismic behavior of earth structures
Kohei Ono

Urban Planning and Management

Towards building a highly convenient urban environment of the 21st century, the research work in this field of study includes a variety of topics related to urban life, industrial environment, disaster management, traffic/transportation systems, operations and maintenance.

Staffs and Research Fields
Urban transportation systems, Traffic management strategies, Measures for improving traffic safety, Dynamic traffic simulation
Toshio Yoshii
Urban disaster preventive planning under a great earthquake and development of urban information system
Tohru Futagami
Analysis and modeling on travel decision-making processes, Travel demand forecasting and evaluation of transport policies
Shinya Kurauchi
Regional resource management, Social network analysis
Nobuhiko Matsumura
Consensus formation around a public project, Social dilemmas, Regional governance
Tsuyoshi Hatori
Deep learning application to traffic flow forecasting, Safety performance evaluation of road and traffic flow, Traffic flow monitoring
Takahiro Tsubota
Perception and evaluation of buildings and natural landscape, Urban and regional planning
Hirotoshi Shirayanagi

Watershed and Coastal Environmental Engineering

Scientific researches in the fields of river, watershed, and coastal environment are indispensable for the sustainable development of infrastructures. Interdisciplinary educational programs and researches from physical, chemical, and ecological aspects, are provided for a better understanding and elucidation of the natural environment in river, urban/natural watershed, and coastal/ nearshore areas as well as for exploring solutions against natural disasters.

Staffs and Research Fields
Development of tsunami disaster mitigation technique based on oceanographic radar and numerical simulation. Research on marine pollution caused by plastics in terms of physical oceanography.
Hirofumi Hinata
Urban climate formation process, Water circulation in the basin, Utilization technology of renewable energy.
Ryo Moriwaki
Turbulent flow structure in rivers and flow visualization
Akihiro Kadota
DNA taxonomy for biodiversity evaluation, Evaluation of genetic diversity of aquatic organisms, Application of DNA-based analysis in river management
Kozo Watanabe
Impacts of human activity on stream organisms, Conservation of stream ecosystem, Evaluation of stream environmental condition by stream organisms.
Yo Miyake
Evaluation for mean ocean wave characteristics in a long period, Evaluation for return values of wave heights and storm surge deviations
※ Yoshio Hatada
Assessment of environmental loads from land to oceans and development of remote sensing technique in aquatic environment
Tomoya Kataoka

※Scheduled to retire in March,2023

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