Kazuhiko Kawashima is Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He received his B.E., M.E. and Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering at the Nagoya University, Japan in 1970, 1972 and 1980, respectively. He joined the Public Works Research Institute of the Japanese Ministry of Construction in 1972 and had been involved in research in the area of earthquake engineering. He joined the Tokyo Institute of Technology as a professor in 1995. He is currently working on the ductility evaluation of structural components, structural response of bridges, seismic retrofit with use of high performance materials and systems, and seismic isolation of bridges. Further information can be found here.


  • Kawashima, K. (2001) "Remarkable Design Examples of Recent Application of Seismic Isolation to New and Reconstructed Viaducts in Japan", Proc. 7th International Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Passive Dissipation and Active Control of Vibrations of Structures, CD-ROM, Assisi, Italy.
  • Kawashima, K. and Shoji, G. (2001) "Damage of Transportation Facility in the 1999 Kocaeli and Duzce, Turkey Earthquakes and the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan Earthquake", 32th Joint Meeting of US-Japan Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, NIST Special Publication 963, pp. 439-462, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Department of Commerce.
  • Kawashima, K. (2001) "Damaged Highway Bridge Restoration in the Kobe Earthquake", 80th Annual Meeting, Invited Presentation, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Kawashima, K. (2001) "Seismic Isolation of Bridges in Japan", 5th World Congress on Joint, Bearings and Seismic Systems for Concrete Structures, Key Note Presentation, Rome, Italy.