KANSAI UNIVERSITY

関西大学

Environmental and Urban Engineering Major
Civil, Environmental and Applied Systems Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Professor
ISHIGAKI Taisuke

ishigaki @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Urban environment, Flood disaster and its recent and traditional counter measures
② Urban flood and evacuation - its mechanism and disaster prevention, disaster mitigation-

Key Words

Flood Disaster, River Hydraulics, Turbulence Structure of Open Channel Flow, Hydraulic Modeling, Flow Visualization and Flow Measurement

Applications

Hydraulics for Disaster Prevention, Natural Disaster Science, Hydraulics, River Engineering, Applied Fluid Dynamics, Historical Studies in Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Professor
KUSUMI Harushige

website

kusumi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Safety analysis of ground slope and tunnelling by numerical method
② Monitoring method of aging slope using geophysical prospecting by self organizing map
③ Establishing ground water management system using seepage analysis

Key Words

Slope, Tunnelling, Distinct Element Method,
Ground Water, Numerical Method,
Geophysical Prospecting, Monitoring, Aging Slope

Applications

Monitoring Method of Ground Movement, Management of Ground Water, Slope Engineering, Development of Slope Stability Method, Prevention of Ground Water Pollution

Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor
OZAKI Taira

ozaki_t @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Urban runoff water management - environmental mitigation and flood disaster prevention-
② Environmental system and management for lowcarbon societies

Key Words

Water Management, Watershed Management, Urban Drainage, Urban Flooding, Environment Education, Disaster-prevention Education, Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental System

Applications

Water Environmental Planning, Flood Disaster Prevention Planning, Sewer System Planning, Engineering Systems Design for Low-carbon Society, Energy Management

Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor
HAYASHI Michiko

mhayashi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① History of Landscape and Civil Engineering
② Public Space and Landscape Management
③ Disaster Management Planning Based on Local History

Key Words

Landscape, Riverfront Design, Cultural Landscape, Historical Landscape, History of Urban Development, Traditional Flood Mitigation System, Scenic Conservation Measure

Applications

Landscape Planning, Conservation and utilization of Civil Engineering Heritage

Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor
TOBITA Tetsuo

tobita @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Combined failure mechanisms of geotechnical structure
② Centrifuge modeling on geotechnical problems
③ Application of the generalized scaling law to saturated ground
④ Stability of natural slopes during earthquakes

Key Words

Disaster Prevention in geotechnics, Liquefaction, Slope stability, Dynamic soil-structure interaction, Centrifuge modeling, Laboratory testing for soil, Constitutive equations, Finite element method, Finite difference method, Seismic site response analysis

Applications

Urban disaster prevention, geology, Geotechnical earthquake engineering, Foundation engineering Theory of plasticity

Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor
YASUDA Tomohiro

website

yasuda-t @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Mitigation of coastal disasters
② Assessment of climate change impact and adaptation
③ Integrated assessment on disaster resiliency of coastal area
④Performance design of coastal structures

Key Words

Climate Change, Coastal Disaster, Tsunami, Storm Surge, High Waves, Risk Assessment, Coastal Preservation, Resilience, Performance Design, Numerical Simulation, Hydraulic Experiment

Applications

Coastal Engineering, Coastal Disaster Mitigation, Adaptation to Climate Change, Integrated Countermeasures, Asset Management

Design and Construction

Professor
SAKANO Masahiro

Research Topics

① Fatigue and corrosion problems in steel bridges
② Retrofit and rehabilitation of existing bridges

Key Words

Steel Structures, Bridge, Fatigue, Corrosion, Crack, Design, Retrofit, Rehabilitation, Health Monitoring, Inspection, Diagnosis

Applications

Design, Inspection, Diagnosis, Retrofit, Rehabilitation, and Monitoring of Steel, Composite, and Hybrid Structures

Design and Construction

Professor
TSURUTA Hiroaki

tsurutah @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Effective utilization of industrial wastes for concrete
② Durability in concrete structures
③ Effects of aggregate quality on mechanical properties in concrete
④ Estimation of semi self-compacting concrete

Key Words

Aggregate Quality, Concrete, Strength, Young’s Modulus, Shrinkage, Effective Use of Waste, Durability, Surface Protection, Maintenance, Frost Damage

Applications

Estimation of Performance in Concrete, Effective Use of Natural Resources, Keeping a Long Service Life in Concrete Structures, Building a Sustainable Society

Design and Construction

Associate Professor
ISHIKAWA Toshiyuki

t-ishi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Patch plate bonding repair of deteriorated structures
② Development of simple repair method for fatigue cracks
③ Application of new materials to infrastructures
④ Evaluation of behavior of existing structures

Key Words

Steel bridge, maintenance, design, composite structure,
repair and strengthening, corrosion, fatigue,
carbon fiber, aluminum alloy

Applications

Infrastructure, Steel Bridge, Design, Maintenance

Design and Construction

Associate Professor
UEDA Naoshi

n.ueda @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Structural Performance Evaluation of Concrete Structures deteriorated by Alkali Silica Reaction
② Damage Evaluation of Concrete Structures by means of Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
③ Simulation of Failure Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Structures

Key Words

Concrete, Reinforced Concrete, Prestressed Concrete, Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Damage Evaluation, Seismic Performance, Durability, Alkali Silica Reaction

Applications

Seismic Performance Evaluation, Deterioration Prediction of Concrete Structures, Structural Design for Fiber Reinforced Concrete Structure

Planning and Management

Professor
AKIYAMA Takamasa

akiyama @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Urban Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering with Soft Computing Techniques
② Urban and Regional Planning in terms of wellness and Low Carbon Environment

Key Words

Traffic Engineering, Urban Planning, Traffic Simulation, Fuzzy Logic, Soundscape Design, Traffic Safety Analysis, Travel Behaviour Analysis, Low Carbon Society

Applications

Travel Behaviour Modelling, Fuzzy Traffic Control, Pricing Policy for Urban Expressway, Local City Development, Soundscape Design in City Planning, The Mental Climate Analysis for Regional Planning, Complex Modelling, Health and Wellness city planning

Planning and Management

Professor
KITAZUME Keiichi

kitazume @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Meso- and microscopic land-use model using Geographic Information System(GIS)
② Assessment and management of Infrastructure Projects and PPP
③ Urban Revitalization and community regeneration

Key Words

Cost Benefit Analysis, Land-use Model, Micro Simulation, Hedonic Approach, GIS, Generational Accounting, Management Accounting

Applications

Urban Planning, City Planning, Urban Revitalization, Public Private Partnership, Asset Management,
Risk Analysis, Resilience Policy

Planning and Management

Professor
YUN Yeboon

yeboon @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Multi-Objective Optimization and its Applications
② Machine Learning & Artifical Intelligence
③ Data Analysis and its Applications

Key Words

Optimization, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

Applications

Optimal Design, Optimal Control, Predictive Control, Development of Systems on Disaster Prevention and Measures

Planning and Management

Associate Professor
INOKUCHI Hiroaki

website

hiroaki @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Tranport Planning
② Characteristics of ultra light-weight vehicle
③ Structure of urban transport system for healthy city planning

Key Words

Traffic Simulation Model, Traffic Assignment Model, Carbon Dioxide Emission, Public Transportation,
Traffic Safety, Electric Vehicle, Ultra Light-weight, Vehicle, Healthy City Planning

Applications

Transport Planning, Environmental Planning, Healthy City Planning

Applied Systems Engineering

Professor
Tanaka-KANEKIYO Hiroaki

hiro.t.k @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Practical applications of stochastic systems and stochastic differential equations
② System reliability analysis
③ Risk analysis
④ Development of fast simulation schemes for reliability-risk analyses

Key Words

Stochastic differential equation, Reliability engineering, Risk analysis, Monte Carlo method

Applications

Safety assessment of structural systems, Optimal maintenance for social infrastructures, Risk assessment applicable for various fields

Applied Systems Engineering

Professor
KUBOTA Satoshi

skubota @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

Information management system for civil infrastructures, Advanced research of GIS and geospatial information, Application system of threedimensional CAD, GIS, and CG

Key Words

Civil Infrastructure, Geospatial Information, GIS,
Product Data Model, 3D-CAD, 3D Spatial and Temporal Information

Applications

Civil Infrastructure, Maintenance of Civil Infrastructure, Survey Fields, Smart City, Smart Infrastructure

Applied Systems Engineering

Professor
TAKIZAWA Yasuhisa

takizawa @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Wireless Networks
② Ubiquitous Computing
③ Mobile Computing
④ Network Dynamics

Key Words

Wireless Ad-hoc Networks, Wireless Sensor Actuator Networks, Self Organizing Networks, Distributed System, Internet of Things, Swarm Intelligence

Applications

Smart City, Environment Monitoring Systems, Emergency Systems, Energy on Demand, Smart Grid Systems

Applied Systems Engineering

Professor
YASUMURO Yoshihiro

website

yasumuro @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① 3 dimensional measurement and modeling - scanning scheme and adaptive data processing for scalable 3D modeling -
② Human-friendly system - easy-to-understand and interactive human-machine interface -

Key Words

Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, 3D visualization, 3D Modeling, Augmented and/or Mixed Reality, physic-based simulation, Human Interface

Applications

Supporting and Assistive System for Medical, Productive, Archaeological and Constructive Fields, Visual Simulation for Designing and Planning

Applied Systems Engineering

Associate Professor
ADACHI Naotoshi

Research Topics

① Communications infrastructure
② Network Security
③ Internet of Things

Key Words

Network Archtecture, Network Protocol, Security, Wireless, Network, Traffic Control

Applications

Smart City, Network Infrastructure, Network Security, Network Management, Network Design

Applied Systems Engineering

Associate Professor
DAN Hiroshige

dan @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Large-scale/Nonlinear optimization problem
② Mathematical modeling of problems around our life

Key Words

Mathematical Optimization, Mathematical model, Algorithm, Scheduling, Large-scale Optimization Problem, Nonlinear Optimization Problem, Operations Research

Applications

Facility Location Problem, Scheduling, Image Processing, Transportation

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