Masanobu Shinozuka

Education: 

B.S., Kyoto University, Civil Engineering, 1953
M.S., Kyoto University, Civil Engineering, 1955
Ph.D., Columbia University, Civil Engineering, 1960

Address: 

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

ZOT Code: 
2175
Fax: 
(949) 824-9446
Email: 
shino@uci.edu
Research: 

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.

Research topics: 
Continuum mechanics, micromechanics, stochastic processes and fields, structural dynamics and control, earthquake and wind engineering. Structural and system reliability, risk assessment of lifeline systems including water, electrical power and transportation networks, analysis of socio-economic impact of natural disaster. Remote sensing and GIS for disaster assessment and mitigation, smart materials and structures, nondestructive evaluation.