PROF. DR. JUNJI KIYONO
Professor of Earthquake/Lifeline Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Urban
Management, Kyoto University, Japan.
He has studied earthquake engineering which covers a wide field from a study of strong ground motion prediction nearby seismic fault zone to the investigations of the mechanisms causing the structural and human damage by earthquakes. He is a graduate of Kyoto University, and received his Master of Science Degree (1981) and Doctor of Engineering (1992) from Kyoto University. Dr. Kiyono worked at Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University from 1981 to 1993, Department of Computer Science and Information engineering, Yamaguchi University from 1994 to 1997, and Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University from 1997 to date.
He was dispatched to many earthquake damaged areas in and outside of Japan to investigate damage to infrastructures, earthquake ground motion and casualty occurrence mechanism. He has continued disaster prevention education in Indonesia during fourteen years with his students from 2005 after the 2004 Sumatra Earthquake. He was dispatched to Turkey totally six months as an expert of JICA. He is a leader of disaster prevention research group for the mission-oriented program (project term:2001-2005) in the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)) which aims at solving various problems in our society through the development of knowledge systems based on science and technology. Now he is a Japanese supporting member of AUN/SEED-Net (2008-) and JICA Myanmar Project for Enhancement of Engineering Higher Education (2013-)