Keynote: Multi-scale modeling and asset management for concrete infrastructures
Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Koichi Maekawa is a Professor of Department of Civil Engineering and a Distinguished Professor of School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo, Japan. He received his Doctor of Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1985. His major are structural concrete mechanics and thermo-dynamics of cementitious composites. His recent research interests include multi-scale, multi-chemo-mechanistic modeling of concrete structures, interaction of structures with soil foundation and underground water, and poro-mechanics of coupled cracks and liquefied continuum. In the past few years, he has served as a Chair of Standard Specification for Concrete Structural Design of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) and a Chairman of Scientific Committee of Japan Concrete Institute (JCI). He is working as a reviewer of some Governmental Research & Development Funding and Evaluations. He worked as a Director of Center for International Affairs of School of Engineering, Director of Hong Main Campus Office in International Center of the University of Tokyo. Since 2014, Prof. Maekawa is serving as a Vice President of JSCE, Chairman of JSCE Concrete Committee, Chairman of International Committee of JCI.