Program for Capacity Building in
Global Water-Environmental Engineering





We aim at contributing to the world by preventing ground-related disasters, focusing on Geotechnique and Earthquake Engineering. We are engaging in a wide range of topics using our own approach, including amplification characteristics on the sites of strong ground motion, ground liquefaction, flow mechanisms, performance design methods, slope failure mechanisms during earthquakes and the development of a flow evaluation method for collapsed soil. We value originality and foresight that originates from independent thinking, and intend to create a positive laboratory environment with a lot of open discussion.

Year of birth


Degree (University)

Doctor of Engineering (The University of Tokyo), Master of Engineering (The University of Tokyo, Duke University, USA)


Geotechnique, Earthquake Engineering, Energy Facility Engineering

Subjects managed

Soil Dynamics 1, Soil Dynamics 2, Research on Soil Engineering

Publications, research papers and patents

  • Kokusho, T., Current state of research on flow failure considering void redistribution in liquefied deposits, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, Vol.23 , 585-603, 2003.
  • Kokusho, T. and Ishizawa, T. Energy approach to earthquake-induced slope failures and its implications, Journal of GGE, vol. 133, No. 7, 828-840, ASCE 2007.
  • Kokusho, T. and Sato, K., Surface-to-base amplification evaluated from KiK-net vertical array strong motion records, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 707-716, 2008.
  • Kokusho, T.,Ito,F.,Nagao, Y. Green, R.(2012): Influence of non/low-plastic fines and associated aging effects on liquefaction resistance, Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol.138,No6, 747-756.

Academic conferences and activities outside the university

TC4 Chairman of The International Association for Earthquake Engineering, etc.


Earthquake, Ground, Liquefaction, Slope Failure, Ground Motion, Large-scale Natural Energy System

Research topics as advisor (Title of master’s thesis and dissertation)

  • Large Deformation Flow Mechanism of Liquefied Ground by Hydroplaning Phenomenon (dissertation)
  • Method of Evaluating the Slope Failure Flow Distance using Earthquake Pulse Energy (dissertation)
  • Seismic Response Characteristics of Surface Ground using KiK-net
  • Study on Liquefaction Strength Assessment by the Triaxial Test and Cone Penetration Test

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