Fumihiko Imamura

Name Fumihiko Imamura
Position Professor, Tsunami Engineering Laboratory Disaster Control Research Center, Tohoku University
Degree Dr. Eng., Coastal Engineering
Majors Science and Technology for Tsunami Mitigation
  • 1989 Dr. Eng., Coastal Engineering, Tohoku University
  • 1986 MS Eng., Coastal Engineering, Tohoku University
  • 1984 BS, Civil Engineering, Tohoku University
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Research Fields
  • Tsunami engineering
  • Numerical simulation for tsunamis
  • Real time tsunami warning
  • Disaster mitigation technology
  • Human response for information and evacuation
Major works and publications
  • 2008, The Sea: Tsunamis (The Sea Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas), Harvard University Press, E. Bernardo and A. Robinon, eds.
  • 2006, Outstanding for education Awards, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
  • 2003, Tsunami hazard assessment and mitigation studies, European Commission for Research, finalist of the 2003 Descartes Prize
  • 2000, Propagation of Obliquely Incident Tsunamis on a Slope Part II: Characteristics of on-ridge Tsunamis, The 1999 Coastal Engineering Journal Award
Member of the society
  • Council member, International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, October 2002- Present
  • Secretary of IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) Tsunami committee, July 2002-July 2006
  • Associate Member, Science Council of Japan (SCJ), April 2006-present
  • President of the Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science, April 2008-present
  • Member of CIP Committee on International Participation
  • AGU(American Geophysical Union), November 2008-present
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