Urban Research Engineer | Professor, Department of civil engineering, The University of Tokyo
After graduating from Hiroshima University, subsequently assumed the posts of Visiting Scientist at MIT, Visiting Research Fellow at University of Leeds, and Visiting Professor at UC Santa Barbara. Currently, he is Professor at the University of Tokyo and Visiting Professor at Nepal Engineering College. Established TransField Inc. in 2002. His works include the development of probe person systems and the bicycle share system, “porocle,” in Sapporo, and the design of Cooperative Forest OWASE and new Nagasaki Station. Winner of the WCTRS Prize and other awards. Actively working in a variety of fields including Tokyo 2050, a project which transcends the boundaries of civil engineering, urban cities and architecture, while teaching at the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo.
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