Institute of Innovative Research (IIR), Tokyo Institute of Technology.
laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology (FIRST)
This laboratory is a new laboratory born in April 2015.
Our laboratory aims to rationalize and clarify the design methods and analysis methods of structures by using mathematical methods including optimization, etc.
By doing this, for example, you can freely design an impressive tension structure called tensegrity and a counterintuitive framework structure with negative Poisson's ratio.
Also, for complex curved surface structures such as shells, the surface shape that takes into consideration mechanical performance, economy, constructability and/or designability can be obtained by numerical calculation.
In addition, we are conducting a wide range of researches on robust structural design, computational contact mechanics, structural analysis with material and/or geometric nonlinearities.
Students are widely welcome from both inside and outside of the campus, so if you are interested please contact us.
※ Our laboratory was closed as Dr. Kanno moved out. Until the end of March, assist. prof. and resident students continue to use the room 608 - 610 and will continue our research as Kanno laboratory, but there is no new recruitment for students. For details, please contact below.
・laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology(FIRST), Urban Disaster Prevention Research Core(UDPRC)
・laboratory for Material and Structures, Division of Structural Engineering(SERC)
・School of Environment and Society, Architecture and Building Engineering
・School of Environment and Society, Urban Design and Built Environment