Faculty Members SUGIMOTO Yuma

  • Environment
  • Physics
  • Construction
  • Disaster Prevention


Assistant Professor

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • [Master's Program] Regional and Community Design

Degrees Obtained

  • Doctor of Engineering, Field of Degree: Urban Engineering

Fields of Research

  • Structural Engineering
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Steel Structure


  • March 2016: Graduated from Urban Design and Engineering, School of Engineering, Osaka City University
  • September 2017: Completed Urban Design and Engineering Master's Program, Graduated School of Engineering, Osaka City University
  • March 2021: Completed Urban Design and Engineering Doctoral Program, Graduated School of Engineering, Osaka City University
  • April 2020 - March 2021: JSPS Research Fellow DC2
  • April 2021 - December 2021: JSPS Research Fellow PD
  • January 2022 - Present: Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Iwate University

Research Themes

Development of joint structures for laborsaving and rapid construction

Due to the recent decrease in the number of construction workers in Japan, it has become an important issue to reduce the labor and the period of on-site construction. For this reason, I am developing new joints and proposing their design methods to assemble structures quickly on-site with FE analysis and structural experiment. The target structures in my research include temporary structures for construction and emergency bridges for disasters that require rapid construction.

Teaching Philosophy

I aim to educate students not only to acquire specialized knowledge in structural mechanics, maintenance management engineering, and steel structures but also to solve some problems of social infrastructure with this knowledge.
In addition, I put special emphasis on fostering collaborative people. Because as the word "Civil Engineering" implies, there is a limit to what one person can do alone.