Prof. Dr. Fumio Tatsuoka

A Global Geo-Legend

Global Geo-Legend!

Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of Science, Japan


Prof. Tatsuoka received the degree of PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Tokyo 1973 and is Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of Science. He was Vice President, ISSMGE (2001-2005); President, Japanese Geotechnical Society (2007-2008); Vice President, Japanese Society for Civil Engineers (2005-2006); and Vice President and President, International Geosynthetic Society (2002-2006 & 2006-2010). He is specialized in the deformation and strength characteristics of geomaterials, ground improvement and geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures. He received 1994 IGS Award; 1996-1997 Mercer Lectureship, ISSMGE/IGS; 1996, 2000 & 2003 Hogentoglar Award, ASTM; 1997 Best Paper Award, the Ground Improvement Journal, ISSMGE: 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011 Best Paper Award, Geosynthetics International Journal; 2008 Best Paper Award, Geotextiles and Geomembranes Journal; 2011 Bishop Lectureship, ISSMGE and many others. He wrote a number of technical papers in international journals and did a number of invited lectures at international conferences and symposia of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosynthetic Engineering.

Major academic experiences:
2004 to date: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo, University of Science
1977 - 2004: Associate Professor then Professor, Department of Civil, Engineering, University of Tokyo
1973 - 1977: Research Engineer, Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction
1973: Dr. of Eng. in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Tokyo, 






Lecture Title: TBA