Prof. Hikaru Nakamura at DLSU as Guest Lecturer for Disaster Risk Reduction and Infrastructure Seminar

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Prof. Hikaru Nakamura, chair of the Civil Engineering Department of Nagoya University, Japan was a guest lecturer in the recently concluded Graduate Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Infrastructure Development held at De La Salle University. The seminar is a course offered to DLSU students taking up masteral and doctoral degree in Civil Engineering and is a forum in which resource speakers are invited to deliver lectures based on their areas of expertise. Prof. Nakamura delivered focused on “Damage Evaluation Analysis and Repair/Strengthening Method of Concrete Members due to Earthquakes.”  In his lecture, Prof. Nakamura discussed seismic damage assessment and showed the importance of the damage evaluation of concrete structures before an earthquake takes place. He also presented the use of nonlinear analysis for damage evaluation and some rapid repair/strengthening methods that were developed for restoration of damaged structures.

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Engr. Ongpeng (left) and Dr. Garciano presenting Prof. Nakamura (center) with a certificate of appreciation.

This course was facilitated by two faculty members Dr. Andres Oreta and Dr. Lessandro Garciano. Several professors from the Civil Engineering Department were also present including Dr. Renan Tanhueco, Engr. Alden Balili, and Engr. Jason Ongpeng, Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department.

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