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Hazard and Risk Evaluation Research Division
Tsunami Engineering
Fumihiko Imamura (Professor)

Research summary


Fumihiko Imamura is a Professor of Tsunami Engineering and director of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University. He joined the IRIDeS in April 2012 as vice director after the director of Disaster Control Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University in 2010-2012.


He is an expert on tsunami modeling, mitigation planning and education/awareness. He has conducted field surveys as leader for earthquakes and tsunamis damage investigation since the 1992 Nicaragua and Flores Island in Indonesia. And he is a secretary, international TIME-project (Tsunami Inundation Modeling Exchange) supported by IOC and IUGG Tsunami commission.


Since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake tsunami caused the several damage and raised the issues to be improved, he has restarted the research field of tsunami engineering with many experiences and lessons in the recent tsunamis in order to reduce the damage.