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T. Aoki is Professor of structural engineering from 2011 at Graduate School of Design & Architecture, Nagoya City University. Graduated in Architectural Engineering (1984), Toyohashi University of Technology. Overseas education (scholarship) at University of Florence (1986-87). Doctoral degree in “Structural Characteristics and Construction Methods of the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore” (1991), The University of Tokyo. Research Associate from 1988 at Nagasaki University, Assistant Professor from 1994 at Miyagi National College of Technology, and Associate Professor from 1998 at Nagoya City University. Visiting professor at University of Florence, Turin Polytechnic and University of Catania. Visiting scholar at University of Padua within the Erasmus-Mundus Project, financed by the EU (2008 and 2011). Lecturer in several graduate courses and post-graduate courses at Nagoya City University. Holder of Research projects granted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) on Cultural Heritage (Santa Sofia in Costantinopoli; 1992-1997, Santuario di Vicoforte and L’Hangar per dirigibili di Augusta; 2002-03 and 2006-08, Sant’Agostino, San Silvestro e Torre Civica in L’Aquila; 2010-2014), and by several foundations in Japan. Principal investigator on these research projects, leading researchers with wide variety of interests from different universities and institutes. Editorial Board of International Journal of Architectural Heritage. Member of WG-17 (Historical Structures) of IASS (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures) and expert member of International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). A member of the L’Aquila earthquake’s delegation from the Japanese Government. Awarded by the Japan Concrete Institute on “Study on Mechanical Characteristics of Mortar Used For Hagia Sophia and Some Related Structures”. Research domain is dynamic identification and structural safety assessment on cultural heritage; “Structural Analysis with F.E. Method of the Elliptical Dome of the Sanctuary of Vicoforte”, Innovative Materials and Technologies for Construction and Restoration (2004), “Structural Characterization of a Brick Chimney by Experimental Tests and Numerical Model Updating”, Masonry International (2006), “Structural Characterization of Rakanji Stone Arch Bridge by Experimental Tests and Numerical Model Updating”, Int. J. of Architectural Heritage (2007), “Influence of Experimental Data and FE Model on Updating Results of a Brick Chimney”, J. of Advances in Engineering Software (2008), “Dynamic Identification and Damage Detection of Multi-leaf Stone Masonry Building by Shaking Table Test”, Journal of Structural Engineering (2010), “Safety Assessment of the Sanctuary of Vicoforte, Italy”, J. of Materials and Structural Integrity (2011), “Post-Earthquake Assessment of the Civic Tower in L’Aquila : Ambient Vibration Tests and Structural Health Monitoring”, Proc. SAHC2012 (2012), “Pull-down test of the rammed earth walls at Paga Lhakhang in the Kingdom of Bhutan”, Int. J. of Sustainable Construction (2014), “Model Updating to Forecast the Dynamic Behavior of the Ghirlandina Tower in Modena, Italy”, J. of Earthquake Engineering (2015).


1997 Japan Concrete Institute Awards (Excellent Speaker)
“Deformation of Mortar Used For Hagia Sophia and Some Related Structures”
1998 Japan Concrete Institute Awards (Encouragement)
“Study on Mechanical Characteristics of Mortar Used For Hagia Sophia and Some Related Structures”
2009 First Honourable Mention H.W.H (Timber) West Best Paper Award
Eleventh Canadian Masonry Symposium
“Shaking table Tests on Two Multi-Leaf Stone Masonry Buildings”
2014 Best Paper Award
International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures
“Pull-down Test of the Rammed Earth Walls at Paga Lhakhang in the Kingdom of Bhutan”

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