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  • Environment
  • Disaster Prevention

OKADA Shinsuke

Associate Professor


Civil and Environmental Engineering
[Master's Program] Regional and Community Design
[Doctoral Program] Systems Innovation Engineering

Degrees Obtained

Doctorate (Science)


Active Tectonics
Natural Disaster Science


Bachelor of Science, Earth Science Course, Department of Science, Kanazawa University
Master of Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Doctor of Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Fellow, Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
Assistant Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Systems Innovation Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Iwate University

My Areas of Research

Distribution of the active fault, subsurface structure, and its tectonic evolution

There are a lot of active fault in Japan, where is located in one of the most active mobile belt in the world. Sometimes, Earthquake occur on active fault just beneath our human life can cause serious damage. Where is the causative active fault and how does their subsurface structure and geometry? How have the topography and geological structure been created along the long geological time scale? The evaluation of active faults and its subsurface structure will lead to prevent us from serious damage of earthquakes caused by inland active faults. We are going to reveal the features from surface to subsurface of active fault and its paleo-activity with using geomorphological and geophysical method such as seismic reflection and gravity survey.

My Teaching Philosophy

I aim to develop human resources who can contribute to the mitigation of natural disasters by understanding geomorphology and geology based on surveys and observations.

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