Associate Professor,College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University*Profile is at the time of the award.
2020Inamori Research GrantsScience & Engineering
I am very honored to receive Inamori Research Grant with a long history. The research aims to contribute to deterioration diagnosis of reinforced concrete, which is indispensable for prolonging lifetime of infrastructures. Since the piezoelectric effect is a phenomenon that converts mechanical energy applied to material into electrical energy, it is possible that concrete itself can be treated as sensor. Although the research has just started, some exciting results have been obtained from preliminary experiments, and I am looking forward to future developments.
Science & Engineering