Civil and Environmental Engineering
[Master's Program] Regional and Community Design
[Doctoral Program] Systems Innovation Engineering
Doctorate of Engineering Field of Degree: Earth Science
Natural Disaster Science
My Areas of Research
The underground geological structure of active faults in the Ou Backbone Range of northeastern Japan
There are many active faults in Japan. We do not know the location of all the active faults, and in fact, there is not much understanding of the underground structures where earthquakes occur. Our goal is to create and provide basic data in order to prepare for future disasters using surface geological surveys and geophysical methods to understand the underground structures around the Ou Backbone Range in northeastern Japan where active faults develop and their lateral continuity or widening as source faults.
My Teaching Philosophy
I aim to give my students comprehensive knowledge of geology, geomorphology, seismology, volcanology not only from classroom lectures but from actually getting out into the field for hands-on investigating and observation, so they can contribute to the mitigation of natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.