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The Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering was newly established in 2003 for conducting their missions by reorganizing Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Earth Resources Engineering. The Department, together with the simultaneously organized Department of Urban Management, Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, comprises the Department System of Geosciences, which is closely connected with the Undergraduate School of Global Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. The research and education activities in the Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering are interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and based on theory and practice in collaboration with other organizations in a number of specialized fields.

Concerning the sustainable development of the public infrastructure, we collaborate with the industry, and with the other related establishments such as the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, the Departments of Global Environmental Education and of Global Environmental Research, International Innovation Center, in the University. The Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering is placed to conduct on and off Campus joint projects, taking the advantage of the characteristics of the organization to promote creative, practical education through the advancement of collaborative researches.


Chair/LaboratoryAcademic Staff

Applied Mechanics

Jun SAITO [Associate Professor]
Abbas KHAYYER [Associate Professor]
Tomohiro TANAKA [Assistant Professor]

Structural Engineering


Structural Materials Engineering

Takashi YAMAMOTO [Associate Professor]
Satoshi TAKAYA [Assistant Professor]

Structural Mechanics

Kunitomo SUGIURA [Professor]

Yasuo KITANE [Associate Professor]
Yoshinao GOI [Assistant Professor]

Bridge Engineering

Tomomi YAGI [Professor]

Kyohei NOGUCHI [Assistant Professor]

Structural Dynamics

Yoshikazu TAKAHASHI [Professor]

Lin AN [Associate Professor]

International Management of Civil Infrastructure

Sunmin KIM [Associate Professor]
Kaichun CHANG [Junior Associate Professor]

Hydraulic Engineering


Environmental Hydrodynamics

Keiichi TODA [Professor]
Michio SANJOU [Associate Professor]
Takaaki OKAMOTO [Assistant Professor]

Hydrology and Water Resources Research

Yasuto TACHIKAWA [Professor]
Yutaka ICHIKAWA [Associate Professor]
Kazuaki YOROZU [Junior Associate Professor]




Makoto KIMURA [Professor]
Sayuri KIMOTO [Associate Professor]
Ryunosuke KIDO [Assistant Professor]

Infrastructure Innovation Engineering

Chul-Woo KIM [Professor]


Nobuhiro UNO [Professor]
Junichi SUSAKI [Associate Professor]
Yusuke KIMURA [Assistant Professor]

Urban Infrastructure Design


Urban and Landscape Design

Masashi KAWASAKI [Professor]
Keita YAMAGUCHI [Associate Professor]

Urban Coast Design

Hitoshi GOTOH [Professor]
Eiji HARADA [Associate Professor]
Hiroyuki IKARI [Assistant Professor]
Yuma SHIMIZU [Assistant Professor]

Earth Resources Engineering



Hitoshi MIKADA [Professor]
Junichi TAKEKAWA [Assistant Professor]
Shibo XU [Assistant Professor]

Earth Crust Engineering

Tsuyoshi ISHIDA [Professor]
Yoshitaka NARA [Associate Professor]

Measurement and Evaluation Technology

Toshihiro SAKAKI [Professor]
Kazuhiko TSUKADA [Associate Professor]

Cooperating Chairs

Chair/LaboratoryAcademic Staff

Disaster Prevention Engineering (Disaster Prevention Research Institute)


Sediment Control Engineering

Masaharu FUJITA [Professor]
Hiroshi TAKEBAYASHI [Associate Professor]
Shusuke MIYATA [Assistant Professor]

Hydroscience and Hydraulic Engineering

Hajime NAKAGAWA [Professor]
Kenji KAWAIKE [Associate Professor]
Kazuki YAMANOI [Assistant Professor]

Geotechnics for Hazard Mitigation

Ryosuke UZUOKA [Professor]
Kyohei UEDA [Assistant Professor]

Hydrometeorological Disasters Engineering

Eiichi NAKAKITA [Professor]
Kosei YAMAGUCHI [Associate Professor]

Coastal Disaster Engineering

Nobuhito MORI [Associate Professor]

Innovative Disaster Prevention Technology and Policy Research

Takahiro SAYAMA [Associate Professor]
Florence LAHOURNAT [Junior Associate Professor]

Waterfront and Marine Geohazards

Tetsuya HIRAISHI [Professor]
Yasuyuki BABA [Associate Professor]

Computational Engineering (Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies)

Satoru USHIJIMA [Professor]
Daisuke TORIU [Assistant Professor]

Endowed Chair

Chair/LaboratoryAcademic Staff

Disaster Risk Management Engineering (West JR)

Tomoyasu SUGIYAMA [Professor]

Naotoshi YASUDA [Assistant Professor]

Collaborative Research

Chair/LaboratoryAcademic Staff

Innovative Technologies for Infrastructures (NEXCO-West, NEXCO Engineering Kansai, Hanshin Expressway, Hanshin Expressway Technology Center)

Tomoki SHIOTANI [Professor]
Katsufumi HASHIMOTO [Junior Associate Professor]