Prof. TAKAJI KOKUSHO

KOKUSHO, Takaji
Professor, Dr. Eng., Registered Engineer

Nationality
Japan

Contact
kokusho@civil.chuo-u.ac.jp

Degree and Job history

  • MS Degree from Tokyo University in 1969.
  • MS Degree from Duke University USA in 1975.
  • PhD. (Doctor of Engineering) from the University of Tokyo 1982. (Title of Dissertation: "Dynamic soil properties and nonlinear seismic response of ground")
  • Research Engineer in Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) in 1969
  • Head of Geotechnical Engineering Section in 1983 
  • Director of Siting Technology Department in 1989
  • Professor in Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University since 1996

Speciality

  • Dynamic soil properties and their evaluation, 
  • Dynamic response of ground,
  • Liquefaction of sand/gravelly soils, 
  • Earthquake-induced slope failure

Activities in Academic Societies

  • Chairman of TC4, ISSMGE (2005-2009) 
  • Vice-President of Japanese Geotechnical Society (2002-2003) 
  • Chairman of Asian Technical Committee No.3 (ATC3-Geotechnology for Natural Hazards) of ISSMGE (1998-2005) 
  • Chairman of Liquefaction due to L2-Earthquakes, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (1999-2002)
  • Chairman of Geotechnical Engineering Committee, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (1992-1995)

Awards

  • Research Encouragement Award from Japan Society for Civil Engineers (1980) 
  • Technology Award from Japanese Geotechnical Society (1984) 
  • Research paper Award from Japanese Geotechnical Society (1993) 
  • Research paper Award from Japan Society for Civil Engineers (2005) 

List of research papers by Kokusho et al. in English (up to 2007)

  • Kokusho, T. and Ishizawa, T.: Energy approach to earthquake-induced slope failures and its implications, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol.133, No.7, 828-840, 2007. 
  • Kokusho, T., Motoyama, R. and Motoyama, H.: Wave energy in surface layers for energy-based damage evaluation, Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineerng 27, 354-366, 2007.
  • Kokusho, T. and Ishizawa, T.: Energy approach to earthquake-induced slope failures and its implications, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol.133, No.7, 828-840, 2007. 
  • Kokusho, T., Motoyama, R. and Motoyama, H.: Wave energy in surface layers for energy-based damage evaluation, Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineerng 27, 354-366, 2007.
  • Kokusho, T., Motoyama, H. and Ishizawa, T.: Seismic wave energy in surface layers and energy-based damage evaluation, Proc. The 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering commemorating 100th SF earthquake, San Francisco, 18-22, 2006.