Jan 2026, Bhaktapur, Nepal

 

Keynote Speaker

Professor Susumu Kono received his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Kyoto University in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1995. After working as a bridge engineer in California for a year, he became an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Civil and Building Engineering at the Toyohashi University of Technology in 1996. In 1998, he moved to Kyoto University as an Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering; and became an associate professor in 2002. He has been a professor at the Institute of Innovative Research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2012.

Professor Kono’s primary research areas involve the experimental investigation of reinforced and prestressed/precast concrete structural systems subjected to earthquake loadings. His interests include the performance-based design of reinforced concrete, damage control, or zero damage design using prestressed/precast concrete. His current research topics include the following; (1) damage evaluation/control of RC structures to improve the performance-based design, (2) low damage system using precast/prestressed concrete technology, and (3) study on shear transfer mechanism of reinforced concrete members

Prof. Dr. Susumu Kono

Prof. Dr. Susumu Kono

 

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