Ph.D., Columbia University, Civil Engineering, 1960
M.S., Kyoto University, Civil Engineering, 1955
B.S., Kyoto University, Civil Engineering, 1953
Dr. Shinozuka is a world-renowned expert in earthquake and structural engineering. He is especially interested in field theory and risk assessment methodology in civil engineering.
Dr. Shinozuka's research focuses on continuum mechanics, micromechanics, stochastic processes and fields, structural dynamics and control, and earthquake and wind engineering. He also studies systems engineering, with an emphasis on structural and system reliability; risk assessment of lifeline systems, including water, electrical power and transportation networks; and analysis of the socio-economic impacts of natural disasters. He also is interested in advanced technologies, specifically remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) for disaster assessment and mitigation, smart materials and structures, and nondestructive evaluation.
The applications for his work are in earthquake engineering in buildings, bridges, lifeline and environmental systems. His work highlights the multidisciplinary aspects of infrastructure system problems.
Dr. Shinozuka is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.