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Department of Civil Engineering at Fukuoka University

Welcome!!

The Department of Civil Engineering integrates research, education and professional service in areas related to civil infrastructure, the environment and the recycling of resources. We provide the profession and academia with outstanding graduates who advance both engineering practice and fundamental knowledge.

On the DCEF

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 1964 as the eighth department at Fukuoka University. In 2016, about 430 undergraduate and 30 graduate students belonged to the DCEF. The DCEF has 10 professors, 10 assistant professors and 3 research associates as listed below. We have experimental laboratories for hydraulics, environmental control, soil mechanics and civil engineering material at the DCEF.

 

Upon graduation from our college, you will be ready to proceed to higher educational program such as a master’s degree and/or PhD in School of Architecture and Civil Engineering or in School of Energy and Environment Systems at Fukuoka University.

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Message from the DCEF

In the 21st century, societies need a balanced strategy which considers natural environment, a rapidly aging population and the recycling of resources for the future.

 

In the DCEF, students can study the fundamentals of our infrastructure and the ways in which it interacts with our natural and social environments.

 

You will build social infrastructure in which people can make a living comfortably and safely by studying theories and technologies management and maintenance of social infrastructure in the DCEF. We have professional education courses, experiment courses and exercise courses. Moreover, we also provide practical education through inspection tours of social infrastructure facilities, internship in public offices and/or business enterprises, small-group instruction and our graduation thesis.

 

Design Your Society!!

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Faculty Staff

Note: Please add "@fukuoka-u.ac.jp" after account to send e-mails to our staff.

Structural Mechanics Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. SAKATA, Tsutomu

Associate Professor

E-mail account: tsakata

・Structural Mechanics

・Structural Analysis

・Bridge Maintenance

・Stone Arch Bridge

Dr. IMAIZUMI, Akane

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: akaneimaizumi

・Structural Mechanics

・Underground Space Engineering

・Underground Space

・Structural Analysis

・Stone Arch Bridge

Course Work
  • Invitation to Mechanics on Civil Engineering
  • Statically Determinate Structures
  • Statically Indeterminate Structures
  • Structural and Landscape Design Practice
 

The Laboratory for Bridge Management and Earthquake Disaster

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. WATANABE, Hiroshi

Professor & Chair

E-mail account: mag

・Bridge Engineering

・Wood Utilization

・Earthquake Disaster

・Bridge Design

・Bridge Maintenance

・Timber Bridge

・Disaster Prevention

Dr. CHIDA, Tomohiro

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: chida

・Bridge Engineering

・Computer Aided Engineering

・Erosion Control Engineering

・Bridge Design

・FEA

・MPS

・Slop Stability Analysis

Course Work
  • Surveying
  • Surveying Practice
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Structural and Landscape Design Practice
  • Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Prevention
  • Advanced Training of Surveying Practice

 

Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. HASHIMOTO, Akihiro

Associate Professor

E-mail account: ahashimoto

・Hydraulic Engineering

・River Engineering

・Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering

Inundation with River Water

・River Disaster Prevention

・Adaptation for Global Warming

Dr. IYOOKA, Hiroki

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: iyooka

・Hydraulic Engineering

・River Engineering

・Adaptive Ecological Engineering

・Estuary Management

・Environmental Restoration

・Ecosystem Evaluation

・Eco-Education

Mr. HAYASHI, Yoshiaki

Research Associate

E-mail account: yhayashi

・Hydrology

・Hydrometeorology
・Radar Hydrology

・Hydraulics Engineering

・Quantitative Precipitation Estimation
・Polarimetric Parameter

・Areal Rainfall

・Spatial Analysis Using GIS

・Rain-Gauge Station
・X-band MP Radar (XRAIN)

・C-band Radar

・Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP)

・River Planning

Course Work
  • Invitation to Mechanics on Civil Engineering
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Basic Hydraulics Practice
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Applied Hydraulics Practice
  • Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering Experiments

 

 

Road & Geotechnical Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. SATO, Kenichi

Professor

E-mail account: sato

・Geotechnical Engineering

・Geo-environmental Engineering

・Road Engineering

・Pavement Engineering

・Basic Soil Mechanics and Laboratory Testing

・Problematic Soils and Geosynthetic Material

・Ground Improvement, Grouting and Dredging

・Earthquake Related Problems
(ex. Liquefaction)

・Environmental Preservation and Sustainable Development

・Roads and Pavements

・Disaster Prevention

Dr. FUJIKAWA, Takuro

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: takuro-f

・Geotechnical Engineering

・Geo-environmental Engineering

・Recycle

・Ground Improvement

・Cement Solidification

・Durability Evaluation

・Environmental Impact Assessment

・Disaster Prevention

Mr. KOGA, Chikashi

Research Associate

E-mail account: chikashi

・Geotechnical Engineering

・Pavement Engineering

・Ground Improvement

・Rot Evaluation

・Pavement Maintenance Repair

・Recycle

・Pavement Material

Course Work
  • Invitation to Mechanics on Civil Engineering
  • Basic Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Material and Soil Experiments

 

Disaster Resilience Research Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. MURAKAMI, Satoshi

Professor

E-mail account: sato4murakami

・Disaster Resilience and Adaptation

・Soil Mechanics

・Geotechnical Engineering

・Geo-informatics

・Numerical Analysis

・Soil Mechanics

・Geotechnical Engineering

・Geo-Disaster

・Geotechnical Spatial Modeling

・Hazard Mapping

・Climate Change Adaptation

Dr. HAZEHARA, Hirotaka

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: hazehara

・Concrete Engineering

・Maintenance Engineering

・Composite Structure

・Development of Repair Materials

・Durability

・Chloride attack

・Corrosion and protection

・Deterioration Prediction

Course Work
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Material and Soil Experiments
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Maintenance of Infrastructure

 

Transportation & Urban System Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. TATSUMI, Hiroshi

Professor

E-mail account: tatsumi

・Transportation Planning

・Urban Planning

・Public Transportation

・Bicycle

・Pedestrian

・Road Design

・City Planning

・Urban Development

Ms. TSUTSUMI, Kayoko

Lecture

E-mail account: kayoko

・Transportation Planning ・Public Transportation

・Bicycle

Dr. YOSHIKI, Shuji

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: syoshiki

・Transportation Planning ・Traffic Safety

・Bicycle

・Public Transportation

Course Work
  • Social Infrastructure Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • City Planning

 

Landscape Architecture and Community Design Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. SHIBATA, Hisashi

Professor

E-mail account: hisashi

・Landscape Architecture

・Community Design

・Environmental Planning

・Urban Design

・City and Regional Planning

・Citizen Participation

・Consensus Building

Dr. ISHIBASHI, Tomoya

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: tomoya

・Landscape Design

・Community Design

・Urban History

・Structural and Aesthetic Design

・Historical Studies

Course Work
  • Construction Design (Fundamental of Landscape Engineering)
  • Computer and Information Processing Practice
  • Structural and Landscape Design Practice
  • Landscape Design

 

Construction Material Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. EMOTO, Yukio

Professor

E-mail account: yemoto

・Concrete Engineering

・Construction Materials

・Recycled Aggregate Concrete

・Concrete Waste

・Construction by-Product

Dr. HASHIMOTO, Shinichirou

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: hashimoto

・Concrete Engineering

・Fresh Concrete

・Pompability

・Construction Performance

Course Work
  • Construction Materials
  • Concrete Engineering
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Construction Engineering
  • Material and Soil Experiments
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Construction Management

 

Watershed System Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. WATANABE, Ryoichi

Professor

E-mail account: wata

Mr. HAMADA, Teruki

Research Associate

E-mail account: hamadateruki

Course Work
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering Experiments
  • River Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

 

Hydraulic Sanitary Engineering Laboratory

Staff
Staff (E-mail) Specialties Key Words

Dr. MATSUFUJI, Yasushi

Professor

E-mail account: ymatsufu

・Environmental Engineering

・Solid Waste Management

・Environmental Ecosystem

・Landfill Management

・Semi-aerobic Landfill

・Landfill Microorganism

・Recycling of Disposable Diapers

・New Method of CDM

・After Care of Completed Landfill

・Transfer Technology of Landfill

Dr. SUZUKI, Shinya

Assistant Professor

E-mail account: ssuzuki

・Environmental Engineering

・Solid Waste Management

・Environmental Ecosystem

・Landfill Management

・Semi-aerobic Landfill

・Landfill Heavy Metals

・After Care of Completed Landfill

・Nano-Waste

・Material Flow Analysis

・Recycling  System Analysis

・Actual Condition Survey for Waste Generation, Collection and Transportation

Course Work
  • Approach of Civil Engineering
  • Global Environmental Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering Experiments
  • Materialcycle and Waste Management
 

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Fukuoka University

Fukuoka University traces its origin back to 1934, when Fukuoka Higher Commercial School was established under the prewar education system. It was renamed Kyushu College of Economics in 1944 and two years later it became Fukuoka College of Economics. In 1949, as part of the restructured postwar education system, it was reestablished as Fukuoka College of Commerce. Finally, when the Faculty of Law and Economics was established in 1956, the name was changed to the present Fukuoka University. Since then, Fukuoka University has grown into one of the largest universities in western Japan, adding new faculties and graduate schools as listed below. The university is located in Nanakuma, in the southwest of Fukuoka city, on a spacious, integrated campus that covers some 560,000 square meters.

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Fukuoka City

In addition to being one of the fastest growing, most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities in Japan, Fukuoka is also one of the core cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Lying close to China and South Korea, since ancient times it has been a gateway through which trade and cultural influences from the continent have flowed into Japan. Modern Fukuoka is the administrative, economic, cultural and educational center of Kyushu, with many higher educational institutions, large-scale commercial centers and a particularly high concentration of Information Technology-related businesses. The city's present population exceeds 1.3 million, and it is immensely popular among young people, with the second highest per-capita ratio of students in Japan.

 

Despite its growth, Fukuoka is a city still blessed with natural riches, with the blue, island-studded Japan Sea to the north and densely forested mountains to the south. Even downtown, water and greenery are abundant, with many parks such as Ohori Park with its picturesque lake. The climate is mild, with hot summers, mild winters and beautiful springs and autumns. The average annual temperature is 17degree.

 

Thanks to its geographical location and the efficiency of its transport and communication systems, Fukuoka is a mecca for national and international conventions. The most recent example of this was the important G-8 Finance Ministers summit meeting hosted by the city in July 2000, which helped spread Fukuoka's fame as an international information-oriented city.

 

With its historical and geographical links to Asia, Fukuoka plays a key role in Japan's relationships with other Asian countries. Among the many academic and cultural exchange programs the city promotes is Asian Month, a month-long festival which takes place in September each year, held to deepen understanding between the diverse cultures of Asia and promote friendly relationships between the citizens of Fukuoka and those of the Asia-Pacific region. Highlights include a renowned Asian Film Festival and a wide range of cultural, artistic and academic events.

 

Fukuoka is also famed throughout Japan for its unique festivals. The most famous among them is the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival, which traces its history back more than 750 years and is designated by the government as an important intangible cultural asset. Tourists from all over Japan and abroad converge on Fukuoka every July to watch this exuberant and joyful summer festival, in which seven teams of loin-clothed men compete against each other in running through the streets carrying a one-ton portable shrine on their shoulders.

 

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Fukuoka University Department of Civil Engineering