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Resume

Area of Interest

  • Air-sea interface physics
  • Bubble dynamics
  • Climate change
  • Dynamics of wind waves, long waves, and tsunamis
  • Geophysical and environmental fluid mechanics
  • Tropical cyclone and related disasters
  • Nonlinear wave dynamics

Professional Publications


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Professional Experience

Full time

Part-time

  • 1996
  • 1998-2003
  • 2001
  • 2008
    • Served as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Environmental Urban Engineering, Osaka City University, Japan
  • 2010
    • Served as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Environmental Energy Engineering, Gifu University, Japan
  • 2013-2015
    • Served as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Setsunan University, Japan
  • 2014
    • Served as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kumamoto University, Japan
  • 2020-2022
    • Served as technical advisor to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
  • 2020-2023
    • Honorary Professor, Swansea University, UK

Award

Paper awards

  • 2012 The Best Paper Award, Coastal Engineering Award, JSCE.
  • 2014 The Best Paper Award, The Port and Horbour Association of Japan.
  • 2015 Highest Impact Article Award, Hydrological Research Letters
    • Nobuhito Mori, Tomohiro Yasuda, Hajime Mase, Tracey Tom and Yuichiro Oku (2010) Projection of Extreme Wave Climate Change under Global Warming, Hydrological Research Letters, Vol.4, pp.15-19.
  • CEJ Citation Award (2015)
  • Best Paper Award (2018) Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE) 2018 Convention 2018
  • 2018 The Best Paper Award, Coastal Engineering Award, JSCE.
  • 2018 The Best Paper Award, Coastal Engineering Award, JSCE.
  • 2021 Gambo-Tatehira Award, The Meteorological Society of Japan.
  • 2021 The Best Paper Award, The Japanese Geotechnical Society.

Other Awards

  • 2012 Prizes for Science and Technology in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
  • 2020 Director award, Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)

Educational Experience

  • 1987-1991
    • Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University
    • Awarded the degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • 1991-1993
    • Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University
    • Awarded the degree of ME in coastal engineering for a thesis entitled "Wave Height Distribution of Nonlinear Random Waves", supervised by Professor Takashi Yasuda
  • 1993-1996
    • Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University
    • Received Ph.D. for a thesis entitled "Effects of High-Order Nonlinear Wave-Wave Interactions on Ocean Waves", supervised by Professor Takashi Yasuda

Academic Activities

Membership

Committee Member

  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
    • Secretary, Professional Engineer Certification Division (2010/6-2013/3)
    • Editorial committee member, JSCE Journal Editorial Division (2011/6-2013/5)
    • Editorial board member, JSCE Journal Editorial Division (2015/6-2017/5)
    • Committee member, National Resilience Committee, Special WG of JSCE (2017/6-2018/5)
  • Coastal Engineering Division, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
    • Committee member, Coastal Engineering Division (2007/7-)
      • Vice-Chair (2021/6-2023/5)
    • Committee member, Editorial Board, Coastal Engineering Division (2003/7-2020/10)
      • Chair (2014/11-2020/10)
    • Committee member, Public Relations, Coastal Engineering Division (2003/7-2014/11)
      • Chair (2011/6-2014/11), Vice-Chair (2007/7-2011/6)
    • Chair, Future concept committee, Coastal Engineering Division (2010/1-2011/5)
    • Vice-chair, Adaptation of climate change on coastal problems (2017-2019)
  • Other Divisions, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
    • Committee member, Editorial Board, Ocean Engineering Division (2003/1-2009/12)
    • Committee member, Intelligent Infrastructure, Structural Engineering Division (2003/7-2005/6)
    • Secretary, Global Environment Division (2013-2015)
    • Committee member, Adaptation of climate change, Committee on Hydroscience and Hydraulic Engineering (2015-2017)
  • The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics
    • Council member (2014/2-2016/1)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Committee member, Turbulence Committee, Engineering Mechanics Division (2004/6-2008/5)
    • Member of COPRI Scientific Committee, ASCE (2017-)

Editor

Editorial board member

Special issue

Organized Conferences

Reviewer (the last few years)

I served as a reviewer above journals last several years.

Social Services

Public sectors in Japan

  • Committee member, Future earthquake damage investigation committee, Shiga Prefecture, 2013.
  • Committee member, Climate change risk management committee, The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), 2013-present
  • Committee member, Future earthquake and tsunami damage investigation committee, Shimane Prefecture, 2015-2017.
  • Committee member, Water hazard research committee, General Insurance Rating Organization of Japan, 2015-2017.
  • Committee member, Damage analysis and countermeasure for TC Jebi committee, Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), 2018.
  • Committee member, Japan support committee for IPCC WG1. 2018-present.
  • Committee member, Adaptation for climate change in Japanese coasts, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), 2019-2020.
  • Committee member, Measure for storm surge in Osaka bay area, Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), 2019-2020.
  • Committee member, River structure council, Osaka Prefecture, 2019-2020.
  • Committee member, Evacuation from storm surge, Hyogo Prefecture, 2019-present.
  • Committee chair, Weather-related natural disasters, General Insurance Rating Organization of Japan, 2019-
  • Committee member, Climate change and extreme hazard committee, Ministry of the Environment, 2020-present.
  • Committee member, Kumano river development committee, Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), 2020-present.
  • Committee member, Climate change impact on Hokkaido coasts, Regional Development Bureau, 2020-present.
  • Committee member, Development of storm surge prediction system, Hyogo Prefecture, 2020.
  • Committee chair, Climate Change Consortium for coastal protection, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), 2021-present.
  • Committee member, Committee for protection and flooding countermeasures of port facilities against storms, Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), 2021-present.
  • Committee member, Committee for Shimo-Niikawa coastal protection, Hokuriku Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), 2021-present.

Universities, research organizations and international agencies

  • Key Laboratory Technical Advisory Panel, Dalian University of Technology, China, 2019-2020.
  • Committee member, Project advisory board, JAMSTEC, Japan, 2021-present.

Private sectors

  • Advisor, H3 Inc., Japan, 2014-present
  • Committee member, Wave modeling committee, Coastal Development Institute of Technology, Japan,2015-2017.
  • Committee member, Damaged analysis for TC Jebi committee, Kansai Airport, 2018-2019.
  • Advisor, OneConcern, USA/Japan, 2020-present
  • Advisor, Sompo Japan Digital Ventures, Japan, 2020-present
  • Committee member, Coastal Technology Strategy Committee, Japan Institute of Country-ology and Engineering, Japan, 2021-present