Dr. S. Kono

Institute of Innovative Research

Tokyo Institute of Technology


Prof. Susumu (Sam) KONO


Brief Biography

Professor Kono received his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Kyoto University in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1995. After working as a bridge engineer in California for a year, he became an Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Civil Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology in 1996. In 1998, he moved as an Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at Kyoto University and became an associate professor in 2002. He has been serving as a professor of Institute of Innovative Research in Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2012.

Research Interests

Professor Kono's primary research areas involve the experimental investigation of reinforced and prestressed/precast concrete structural systems subjected to earthquake loadings. His interests include performance based design of reinforced concrete, damage control or zero damage design using prestressed/precast concrete. His current research topics include the following; (1) Damage evaluation/control of RC structures to improve the performance based design, (2) Develop damage controlling system using precast/prestressed concrete technology, and (3) Study on shear transfer mechanism of reinforced concrete members.


Professional Society Membership

   Architecture Institute of Japan, Japan Concrete Institute, Japan Prestressed Concrete Institute

   Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineering








1987年 京都大学工学部 卒業

1989年 京都大学大学院 修士課程修了

1989年  ワシントン州立大学建設工学入学

1991年 イリノイ大学建設工学入学

1995年 イリノイ大学建設工学修了 博士取得

1995年 カーター&バージェス社 エンジニア

1996年 豊橋科学技術大学 助手

1998年 京都大学 助手

2002年 京都大学 助教授

2012年 東京工業大学 教授

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