Prof. Reiko Kuwano

Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science. Studies soil mechanics, cave-ins and sinkholes.

The Kuwano Lab, which was established in 2006, conducts basic research on soil mechanics, such as evaluation of mechanical properties of soil materials by high-precision laboratory tests, long-term behavior of underground structures and soil structures, and sustainability of rational renewal methods. In recent years, in addition to practical research aimed at helping society, we have been conducting research on ground depression.

Research Interests: Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Cave-in, Sinkholes, Soil liquefaction, Mechanical characteristics of geo-materials


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