Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2023Nagaoka University of Technology

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Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

Professor / Takaaki IKEDA

ProfessorTakaaki IKEDA

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Professor / Takaaki IKEDA
Mr. Ikeda is an amiable teacher because he is close to the students. He has a tough and sometimes gentle side. He values communication with students, and He is kind to research and regular student life and employment counseling.

Research Content

In Japan, the risk of earthquakes is high, and large-scale earthquakes may occur in the future. However, earthquakes cannot be prevented in advance. Therefore, by investigating the damage caused by earthquakes in the past, it is possible to reduce earthquake disasters. It can be helpful.
In our laboratory, we go to the area where the earthquake damage occurred, conduct a field survey, and conduct research using the data obtained there. In addition, since field surveys are undertaken not only in Japan but also overseas, you can gain a wide range of knowledge and experience.

3rd collaborated research seminar with Takase Laboratory

A Day in the Lab

Our laboratory is an independent laboratory. Seniors and juniors are close to each other, and you can feel free to ask questions and discuss research.
In addition, two seminars are mainly held in our laboratory. All the members check the schedule and report on their progress while enjoying tea and sweets while holding a Teatime seminar. The other is a seminar in each grade. Students take the initiative to conduct research-related journals, study sessions to learn analysis and GIS software, and practice research presentations.

Teatime seminar

Thesis Subjects

  • (M)It occurred in Palu, Indonesia, A Study on Large-Scale Ground Flow Mechanism.
  • (M)Effect of surface ground characteristics on seismic motion characteristics
  • (M)Efforts to reproduce past earthquakes, 1987 Chiba-ken Toho-Oki Earthquake (M6.7), Earthquake damage and ground motion.

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Yamagata Kensetsu Co.,LTD
  • Tokyu Construction
  • Okumura Corporation
  • Ministry of Land, Infracstructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Tokyo Fabric Industry
  • East Japan Railway Company
  • Takasaki City
  • Aomori City
Writer : Pham Quoc Du, Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Hanoi Architectural University)