Civil and Environmental Engineering
[Master's Program] Regional and Community Design
[Doctoral Program] Systems Innovation Engineering
Doctorate (Engineering) Study of the relationship between the organization of hardened concrete and its porous structure and physical properties (Field of Materials Science)
Materials Design of concrete
Materials Science of Construction Materials
March 1979: Graduated from Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Keio University
April 1979 - April 2005: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (formerly Onoda Cement Co., Ltd.)
May 2005 - March 2011: Associate Professor, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
March 2011 - present: Full Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
My Areas of Research
Research into the durability of concrete
The durability of concrete structures was reconfirmed in the Great East Japan Earthquake, and “concrete, the protector of people” will continue to play a key role as a construction material in the future. That durability varies significantly with environmental and service conditions. Because degradation due to the new phenomenon of sulfate and to the freeze-thaw action in cold regions, I am conducting research into concrete’s durability. Furthermore, the 21st century is called “the age of blended cement”, and another focus of my research is new type of blended cement with less CO2 emissions.
My Teaching Philosophy
I aim to create independent researchers and engineers, and we work hard together.