Akira-Wada.com

和田 章(わだあきら)

工学博士 / 東京工業大学 名誉教授

Akira Wada

Doctor of Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
e-mail:wada{at}akira-wada.com

Biography(English)


Career

1968.3 Graduated from Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology and received the Bachelor's Degree of Engineering.
1970.3 Received the Master's Degree of Engineering from Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1970.4 - 1981.12 Worked at Nikken Sekkei Ltd ( involved in structural design and analysis)
1979.4 - 1992.9 Part-time Lecturer at Nippon Institute of Technology
1981.9 Received the Doctors's degree of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology
1982.1 - 1989.10 Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1984.4 - 1984.7 Foreign Lecturer at the University of Washingtong
1989.11 -1996.4 Professor, Laboratory of Engineering Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1991.4 - 1991.7 Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1992.2 - 2011.3 Part-time Lecturer, Tokyo University of Science
1996.4 - 2009.9 Part-time Lecturer, Kanagawa University
1996.5 Professor, Structural Engineering Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1997.4 - 2008.3 Head of Structural Engineering Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2000.8 - 2000.9 Visiting Professor at University of Catania, Italy

2005.10 Professor, Integrated Research Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology ( double-duty)
2005.10 - now a member of the Science Council of Japan
2008.4 - 2011.3 Professor, Structural Engineering Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2011.4 Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2011.6 - 2013.5 President of Architectural Institute of Japan
2014.6  Honorary Member, Architectural Institute of Japan
2014.6 - now President of Japan Society of Seismic Isolation
2016.1 - now Chairman of Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction
2017.5  Honorary Member, Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering


Area of Specialty

Architectural Engineering, Seismic Engineering, Structural Design, Seismic Isolation, Vibration Control Sturcture, Space Structure
Activities at Architectural Institute of Japan
Chairman of the Information System Technology Committee(1995.4 - 1999.3)
Councillor(Kanto (the 52nd term) 1998.11 - 1998.12)
Inspector(1999.1 - 2001.5)
Chairman of the Journal Committee(2000.1 - 2000.12)
Director(General Affairs)(2001.6 - 2003.5)
Chairman of the Technology Development and Social Cognition Special Survey Committee(2002.12 - 2003.5)
Representative(Kanto(the 4th term)2003.4. - 2005.3)
Vice President(2003.6 - 2005.5)
Vice Chairman of the Academic Promotion Committee(2003.6 - 2004.5)
Chairman of the Way of Architectural Design in Information Age Committee(2003.10 - 2005.5)
Chairman of the Academic Promotion Committee(2004.6 - 2005.5)
Chairman of the AIJ Award Selection Committee(2004.6 - 2005.5)
Chairman of the Structure Committee(2005.4 - 2009.3)
Chairman of the Ideal Structural Design from Architectural Viewpoint Special Survey Committee (2008.6 - 2010.5)
President(2011.6 - 2013.5)

Other Social Activities

  Technical Advisor of Nuclear Safety Commission, Science and Technology Agency
Maintenance Technology Meeting, Government Buildings Department, Construction Minister's Secretariat
Evaluation committee of subsidy program for construction technology, research and development, Construction Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and tourism
A special member of Building-related Litigation committee, the Supreme Court
Technical Advisor of Nuclear Safety Commission, the Science, Technology and Academic Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
A collaborative member of the Science Council of Japan
Architecture Academic Research Committee, the Science Council of Japan
An expert member of Committee of Expenditure for Science Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Chairman of Experimental Research of Steel Structure Committee, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
A member of Full-scale, 3-dimension Seismic Failure Experiment Facility Council, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Chairman of Seismic Evaluation of City Facilities and Research of Function Securement Committee, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Lecturer of International Seismic Engineering Training Course, Building Reseach Institute
Research Performance Evaluator, Building Reseach Institute
Research Evaluation General Committee and Structure Subcommittee, Building Reseach Institute
Chairman of Structural Capacity Evaluation Committee, The Japan Society of Seismic Isolation
JIS Draft Preparation Committe , the Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association
Chairman of Innovative Materials Business Solution Review Committee, The Building Center of Japan
Superhigh-rise Building Structure Examination Committee, The Building Center of Japan
Structural Design Lecture and Examination Meeting for First-class Architects, the Japan Architectural Education and Information Center
Committee for Function Evaluation Based on Building Standards Law, General Building Research Corporation of Japan
Building Standards, Evaluation Guide Review Committee, the Japan Building Disaster Prevention Association
Representative Director of Partners in Sustaining Architecture Technology and Skills

Awards

●Prize from Architectural Institute of Japan (paper category)(1995.5)
 「A Series of Studies on Understanding and Application of Non-linear Behavior of Architectural Structures
●Prize from Architectural Institute of Japan (technology category)(2003.5)
 「Research , Development and Realization of Damage-controlled Structure
  Sharing the prize with Hiroki Kawai and Mamoru Iwata
Ichimura Industry Award, Contribution Award(2005)
 「Invention of Unbonded Brace and Development of Innovative Earthquake-resistance Technology using High-strength Steel」
  Shared the prize with Eiichiro Saiki and Atsushi Watanabe
Prize from Japanese Society of Steel Construction, Special Award (2006)
 「Guideline for Collapse Control Design of Steel-structural Buildings with Superior Redundancy」
  Japan-U.S. Joint Research and Publishing, Received the prize as the Representative of a Committee with the same name
●Prize from The Japan Society of Seismic Isolation - 2010 - Technology Award and Special Award (2010.6.3)
  「Implementation of Full-scaled Performance Experiment of Large-sized Seismic Isolation Bearing Member for Super Tall Base-isolated Building」  
 Shared the prize with Shigeo Minewaki, Masashi Yamamoto, Masahiko Touno and Hiroki Hamaguchi
Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal for 2011 by the CTBUH, (2011)
(CTBUH: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Illinois USA)
The 6th Japanese Structural Design Prize Matsui Gengo Special Award(2011.9.9)
The 21st BELCA Prize (Best Renovation Category)(2012)
 「G3 Building of Suzukakedai Campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology」
  Shared the prize with Shoujiro Motoyui, Shinichi Okuyama and The Facility-administration Department of Tokyo Institute of Technology