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1976-1978: Graduate School of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1974-1976: Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Work Experience:
1994 to date: Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1986-1994: Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1983-1986: Research Associate, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1978-1982: Researcher at the Littoral Drift Laboratory, Port and Harbor Research Institute, Ministry of Transport

Research Field:
Coastal Environments, Coastal Engineering, Environmental Simulation and

Recent Research Topics:
Conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems comprising of coral reefs,
seagrass beds, tidal
flats, mangrove forests and their surroundings
Quantitative analysis and prediction of environmental loads like sediment and
nutrient discharge from a watershed to adjacent coastal areas
Deployment of numerical simulation models for waves, currents, and substance
and heat transport to analyze physical environments of coastal waters and reef
connectivity based on long-distance larval transport,
Development and application of remote sensing methods to monitor coastal environments
Development of molecular identification system of crown-of thorns starfish (COTS) larvae for revealing larval dispersal and genetic population analysis of
Establishing a decision support systems for integrated coastal zone management
based on
comprehensive and quantitative monitoring and prediction models

Japan Society of Civil Engineers,
Japan Coral Reef Society,
The Oceanographical Society of Japan,
Japan Benthos Society,
The Remote Sensing Society of Japan,
Meteorological Society of Japan,
Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources,
The Japanese Society of Fisheries Engineering,
Society of Environmental Science, Japan,
Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics,
The Japan Society of Multiphase Flow,
American Geophysical Union,
International Society for Reef Studies,
Project leader
Tokyo Institute of Technology


Currently active in Japan Coral Reef Society (JCRS) as
a vice president of JCRS and Chief of Conservation on
Coral reef and in Japan Society of
Civil Engineering as ....