To predict the shaking when a earthquake occurs.
To exploit the modeling method of earthquake focus, ground and structures required for prediction.




Introduction of On-going Lab Research Activity.
There also includes some recreational activity such as BBQ party.



Introduction of Lab Member


Welcome to the Homepage of
Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University Research Division of Earthquake Disasters
Structural Dynamics Section


As the new fiscal year starts, two new D1 students have joined our lab, and three new undergraduate students have been assigned to our lab!
Member List has been updated.
Due to the countermeasures against COVID-19, we were forced to spend a remote life most of this year.
In this difficult condition, 3 undergraduate students graduated, 1 master student and 1 doctor student and 1 doctor thesis applicant recieved their doctor degrees on Mar. 23rd, 2021.
SUN JIKAI recieved his doctor degeree on Mar. 24th, 2021.
Eri Ito recieved her doctor degree on Mar. 24th, 2021.
Kyoto University Guest Professor(Visiting Scholar) Jorge Aguirre-González went back to Mexico on Dec. 28th, 2020.
While the state of emergency is being declared in 7 prefectures in Japan for the countermeasures against COVID-19, the new semester has begun. Kyoto Prefecture is also asking to act in the same manner, so it has started in a different condition compared to usual years, confronting difficulty.
Despite of these difficult conditions, three bachelor students have joined our lab! The Member List has been updated.
In order to avoid infection of SARS-CoV-2, the graduation ceremony for graduate and undergraduate studensts were unfortunately cancelled.
Kenichi Nakano finishied the defense of his Doctor thesis on Jan. 14th, 2020. He obtained his Doctor of Enginering degree on Mar. 23rd, 2020.
Quater century has passed since the tragic Hanshin-Awaji Disaster that was caused by the 1995 Kobe Earthquake,
Dr. Jorge Aguirre-González of UNAM(Mexico National Autonomous University) is visiting our lab as Visiting Scholar (Kyoto University Guest Professor) from Jan. 9th.Member List has been updated.
The Visiting Scholar who spent one year at DPRI, Kyoto University, Yaohong Wang returned to his country on Nov. 29th
One D1 student and a research student have joined our lab.
Member List has been updated.
Dr. Pierre Gehl went back to BRGM, France
Two new bachelor students and one new master student have joined our lab.
As of March 31, 2019, Dr. Takuma Saeki had resigned from DPRI. Starting April 1st, 2019, he has become Professor at Kobe Gakuin University.
Dr. Pierre Gehl of the French Geological Survey (BRGM) is visiting our lab as Visiting Scholoar from March 24th, 2019.
Member List has been updated.
Phyoe Swe Aung finished her defence of her Doctor thesis on Dec. 17th, 2018. She obtained her Doctor of Engineering degree on Jan. 25th, 2019.
Associate Professor Wang Yaohong of Inner Mongolia Technological University is visiting our lab as Visiting Scholar from Dec. 1st, 2018. Member List was updated.
New members have joined our lab. The Member List was updated again.
The new fiscal year has started, so the Member List was updated.
Seven years have passed since The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake.
The english pages are newly added.
The foreigner researcher who spent one year on doing his research in Kyoto University, ShaoFeng Chai returned to his country on Jan. 15th
Takuma Saeki-san was given the title of Specially Appointed Associate Professor.
On December 1st, Takuma Saeki-san has joined the lab as specific researcher.
Member List was updated.
The new research findings was updated and published in the journal Earth Planets and Space.
Two new four-year's students joined our lab.
Member List was updated.
The new semester of 2017 begins. A new research student (Overseas student), who aim to be enrolled next year, joined and studied in our lab.
Member List was updated.
Happy New Year!
The new research findings and activities was updated.
The new research findings was updated.
The homepage of Structural Dynamics Section was totally rebulit.
Pray for the dead in the Kumamoto Earthquake happened in April 14th, 2016. And hope the survivors can get back to normal life early.

Recent Activity

Damage by the Kumamoto Earthquake

Aftershocks were observed in the earthquake disaster area caused by Kumamoto Earthquake. And this observation is still continuous.

The homepage of Structural Dynamics Section before 2015. (Only in Japanese)
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