Revised on 2017.9.21
2017.8.5 Prof. Isobe will appear in NHK special program "MEGA CRISIS" on September 2nd, 2017.
2017.7.18 A book entitled: "Progressive Collapse Analysis of Structures: Numerical Codes and Applications" authored by Prof. Isobe has been published from Elsevier. Elsevier
2017.2.3 A book entitled: "Earthquakes - Tectonics, Hazard and Risk Mitigation" has been published from InTech. Open Access
2016.12.5 Prof. Isobe will appear in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television on January 10th and 17th, 2017, as a commentator.
2016.12.5 Prof. Isobe will appear in a special TV program of Fuji television on December 17th, 2016.
2016.6.30 Prof. Isobe will deliver a Thematic Plenary Lecture at the forthcoming conference of ICCM2016 (August 1-4, 2016, Berkeley, USA).
2016.5.25 Ms. Kaori Shoji of Isobe Lab is nominated by JSCES as a nominee for the JSPS Ikushi Prize.
2016.3.25 Mr. Yoshiki Kusaka of Isobe Lab has received the Chairperson of Department Award. Mr. Hiroaki Ogino has also received the Chairperson of Department Award and the Best Paper Award in Master's Thesis from the department.
2015.12.21 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Friday, January 8th from 5:30 PM at 3E103 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2015.12.21 Prof. Isobe will appear in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television on January 5th and 12th, 2016, as a commentator.
2015.9.14 Prof. Isobe will appear in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television on October 13th and 20th as a commentator.
2015.6.19 Prof. Isobe is selected as a Semi Plenary speaker for the forthcoming conference of WCCM XII (July 24-29, 2016, Seoul, Korea).
2015.6.5 Prof. Isobe is selected as a Thematic Plenary speaker for the forthcoming conference of ICCM2015 (July 14-17, 2015, Auckland, New Zealand).
2015.5.23 Prof. Isobe received the Kawai Medal for his outstanding achievements in the field of computational mechanics at the general assembly meeting of the JSCES on May 22.
2015.3.25 Ms. Kaori Shoji of Isobe Lab has received the Miura Award from the JSME and the Best Paper Award in Master's Thesis from the department.
2014.12.9 Prof. Isobe has been recognized as the best faculty member 2014 in his research area, and will be commended for his contribution on Feburary 12, 2015 from the president of University of Tsukuba.
2014.12.1 Lab demonstration seminar will be held on Tuesday, December 16 from 4:45 PM at 3G204 (Isobe Lab). All students who are interested to be in our lab should attend.
2014.11.7 The 3rd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics (IWACOM-III), organized by the JSCES and chaired by Prof. Isobe, will be held at Ryogoku, Tokyo, during October 12-14, 2015.
2014.9.22 Mr. Yoshiki Kusaka of Isobe Lab. received a best presentation award at the JSCES summer camp for students 2014 which was held during September 20-21 at Mt. Tsukuba.
2014.4.20 Prof. Isobe received the Ichimura Award. The ceremony was held on 18th at Hotel Okura Tokyo in presence of Princess Akiko. website
News in the past
Numerical Code for Seismic Collapse Analysis of Framed Structures
Analytical and Experimental Systems for Blast Demolition of Framed Structures
Aircraft Impact Analysis of the World Trade Center Towers
Fire-Induced Progressive Collapse Analyses of High-Rise Towers
Quasi-Static Control of Connected Piezoelectric Actuators Using FEM
Impact Force Prediction System for Robotic Structures
Motion Planning of Manipulators with Structural Safety as Priority
Parallel Solution Scheme of Inverse Dynamics for Link Systems
Torque Cancelling System for Quick-Motion Robots
Hypervelocity Debris Impact Analysis of the International Space Station
Active Control of Deformation and Vibration of Large-Scale Space Structures
Design-Aid Simulation of a "Spiral Top" Floating Device (ISS/KIBO culture and human science pilot mission by JAXA and Prof. Takuro Osaka, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Univ. of Tsukuba)
Dynamic Force Determination Using Air-Slide Type Impact Test System
Vibration Control of Plates and Cylinders Using Piezoelectric Films
Daigoro Isobe, Dr. Eng., Professor
Born in Washington D.C., July 1st, 1965
1989 Graduated from Department of Ship Engineering, Univ. of Tokyo
1994 Graduated from the Graduate School, Univ. of Tokyo. Dr. of Engineering
Research Associate, Inst. of Industrial Science, Univ. of Tokyo
1995 Assistant Professor, Inst. of Engineering Mechanics, Univ. of Tsukuba
1999 Assistant Professor, Inst. of Engineering Mechanics and Systems, Univ. of Tsukuba
2002 Associate Professor, Inst. of Engineering Mechanics and Systems, Univ. of Tsukuba
2004 Associate Professor, Dept. of Engineering Mechanics and Energy, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, Univ. of Tsukuba
2011 Associate Professor, Division of Engineering Mechanics and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, Univ. of Tsukuba
2013 Professor, Division of Engineering Mechanics and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, Univ. of Tsukuba
JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers)
JSCES (Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science)
AIJ (Architectural Institute of Japan)
IACM (International Association for Computational Mechanics)
April 2002-March 2004, Journal Editorial Committee, Refereeing Sub Committee, RSJ
November 2002-June 2006, Conference Steering Committee, JSCES
April 2003-March 2007, Management Committee, Computational Mechanics Division, JSME
April 2003-March 2004, Secretary, Technical and Planning Committee, Computational Mechanics Division, JSME
April 2003-March 2004, Member Reinforcement Subcommittee, JSME
Semptember 2003-June 2014, Councilor, JSCES
January 2004-December 2005, Steering Committee, 2005 CMD Annual Conference, JSME
January 2004-January 2005, Steering Committee, SI2004 Annual Conference, System Integration Division, SICE
April 2004-March 2005, Secretary, Computational Mechanics Division, JSME
April 2004-March 2005, Steering Committee, 54th Annual Conference of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Science Council of Japan
April 2005-March 2006, Secretary, Commendation Committee, Computational Mechanics Division, JSME
April 2006-March 2008, Paper Referee, JSME
September 2006-August 2013, International Program Committee, IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications
April 2007-March 2008, Sub-secretary, Journal Editorial Committee, JSCES
September 2007-June 2008, Steering Committee, 57th Annual Conference of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Science Council of Japan
December 2007-September 2009, Young Researchers Commendation Committee, RSJ
February 2008-October 2008, Steering Committee, International Symposium on Structures under Earthquake, Impact, and Blast Loading 2008 (IB'08)
April 2008-March 2009, Secretary, Journal Editorial Committee, JSCES
September 2008-, E-Simulator Development Committee, E-Defense, NIED
October 2008-March 2009, Program Committee, 14th Robotics Symposia
October 2008-August 2009, Technical Committee, 2nd International Workshop on Performance, Protection, & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading (PROTECT 2009)
January 2009-March 2010, Organizing Committee, 2nd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics (IWACOM II)
April 2009-, Sub Committee for Resilience Evaluation of Structures, Research Committee on Structures, AIJ
October 2009-March 2010, Program Committee, 15th Robotics Symposia
March 2010-August 2013, International Program Committee, IASTED International Conference on Robotics
April 2010-, Chief investigator, Facility WG, E-Simulator Development Committee, E-Defense, NIED
July 2010-May 2011, 16th Annual Conference Steering Committee, JSCES
August 2010-August 2011, International Committee, 3rd International Workshop on Performance, Protection, & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading (PROTECT 2011)
September 2010-, Structural Engineering Journal Editorial Committee, Structural Engineering Committee, JSCE
March 2011-November 2011, National Organizing Committee Member, 9th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures
May 2011-March 2014, Investigation and Suggestion Committee for East Japan Great Earthquake, JSME
September 2011-May 2012, 17th Annual Conference Steering Committee, JSCES
September 2011-May 2013, ROBOMEC2013 Steering Committee, JSME
April 2012-November 2012, International Advisory Committee, 2nd International Conference on Computational Design in Engineering (CODE 2012)
May 2012-, Director, JSCES
September 2012-June 2013, 18th Annual Conference Steering Committee, JSCES
October 2012-April 2014, Secretary General, International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science for Safety and Environmental Problems (COMPSAFE 2014)
July 2013-, General Council member, IACM
October 2013-, Secretary, Sub-committee on Blast and Inpact Resist Design, Committee on Structural Engineering, JSCE
July 2014-October 2015, Conference Chairman, the 3rd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics (IWACOM-III)
April 2014-December 2014, Guest Editor, International Journal of High-Rise Buildings
October 2014-March 2015, Organizer, the 3rd German-Japanese Workshop on Computational Mechanics
October 2014-April 2015, Organizer, the 7th Korea-Japan Workshop on Computational Mechanics
May 2015-, Member, Study Group on Hypercomplex Disaster Simulation, JSCES
April 2016-, Sub Committee for Coupled and Contact Problems of Spatial Structures, AIJ
October 2016-March 2017, Chairman, the 4th Japanese-German Workshop on Computational Mechanics
A guest editor of:
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings
A reviewer of:
Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Series A, C
Transactions of the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science
Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan
Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
Journal of Applied Mechanics, JSCE
Journal of Structural Engineering, JSCE
Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering, AIJ
IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Journal of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Journal of Space Engineering
Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing
Journal of Environment and Engineering
Journal of System Design and Dynamics
Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering
Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics
International Journal of Robotics and Automation
International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
International Journal of Damage Mechanics
Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines
Earthquakes and Structures
The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings
Structural Engineering and Mechanics
Transactions of the JSASS / Aerospace Technology
Media releases,TV appearances, awards:
2001.2.19 Newspaper release, "Developed a general-purpose operating
system for robots, Univ. of Tsukuba", Nihon Keizai Shinbun.
2005.11 Selected for Marquis Who's Who in the World 2006.
2006.11 Selected for Marquis Who's Who in the World 2007, Who's Who in Asia 2007, Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2006-2007.
2007.4 Education contribution award, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, Univ. of Tsukuba.
2007.9.12 Newspaper release, ""Back bone" cracked on the aircraft impact, a Japanese professor deploys a new theory", Asahi Shinbun.
2007.10.16 Newspaper release, "Collapsed due to springback phenomena, according to 9.11 WTC simulation", Jyoyo Shinbun.
2007.11 Selected for Marquis Who's Who in the World 2008, Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2008-2009.
2010.1.12 Weekly magazine release, "An interview regarding the collapse theory on WTC towers", Weekly-Asahi.
2010.3.7 Appeared in an NHK special TV program "MEGAQUAKE" with his seismic collapse analytical results.
2011.1.8 Appeared in a TBS TV program with his mimic blast demolition experimental results.
2011.2.10 Appeared in a Yomiuri TV program "ten!", an interview on trends of blast demolition.
2011.6.24 Appeared in a Nihon TV program as a quiz guest.
2011.11.18 Received a Highly Commendable Paper Award 2011 in SILOS2011.
2011.11.25 An interview article on collapse behavior of CTV building appeared in Nikkei Architecutre.
2012.2.18 An interview article on collapse behavior of CTV building appeared in Kita-Nihon Shinbun.
2012.12.11 An interview article on collapse behavior of CTV building appeared in Asahi Shinbun Digital.
2014.4.18 Received the Ichimura Award.
2015.2.12 Received the Best Faculty Member 2014 Award from University of Tsukuba.
2015.5.22 Received the Kawai Medal from the JSCES.
2015.10.13, 20 Appeared in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television.
2016.1.5, 12 Appeared in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television.
2016.12.17 Appeared in a special TV program of Fuji television regarding the WTC collapse.
2017.1.10, 17 Appeared in a TV show (Suiensaa) of NHK E television.
2017.9.2 Appeared in an NHK special TV program "MEGA CRISIS".
Division of Engineering Mechanics and Energy,
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, Univ. of Tsukuba,
1-1-1 Tennodai Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
Room No. 3F214
Students' room: 3G204 Tel. +81-29-853-5461
Laboratory: 3E103 Tel. +81-29-853-5461
Private (Japanese only)
|Grade||Name||Main research theme|
|D3||Kaori Shoji||Designing Module-Type Large Deployable Antenna for Space based upon Thermal Deformation Suppression using Inertial Force Control|
|D2||Kanji Fukushima||Development and Verification of Fluid-Structure Coupled Analysis Scheme for Debris Impact Simulation of Tsunami Evacuation Building|
|D1||Chen Lei||Seismic Pounding Analysis of Adjacent Buildings|
|M2||Kota Azuma||Risk Prediction of Progressive Collapse of Buildings using Key Element Index|
|M2||Kenta Higashi||Study on a Selection Scheme of Columns to Improve Blast Demolition Efficiency of Buildings|
|M2||Toshiki Miura||Indoor Damage Simulation under Seismic Excitation in Purpose of Education for Disaster Prevention|
|M2||Takeshi Ohno||Outflow Simulation of Bridges in Swollen River|
|M1||Koichi Kobayashi||Motion Analysis of Furniture under Seismic Excitation Considering Methods of Fixation|
|M1||Kazuki Sato||Motion Analysis of Indoor Frames under Seismic Excitation|
|M1||Kotoku Maeda||Motion Analysis of Anti-Seismic Ceilings under Earthquakes|
|M1||Keita Hattori||Fluid Simulation Using Stabilized FEM|
|B4||Hiroyuki Ohmura||Ceiling Collapse Analysis of Concert Halls|
|B4||Ryoya Sekine||Development of Blast Demolition Planning Tool Considering Impact Loads|
Univ. of Tsukuba
College of Engineering Systems, Univ. of Tsukuba
Division of Engineering Mechanics and Energy, Univ. of Tsukuba
Research group of Advanced Robotics and Cybernics, Univ. of Tsukuba
Research group of Disaster Control, Univ. of Tsukuba
Research group of Space Exploitation Engineering, Univ. of Tsukuba
ASIFEM3: Finite element code for framed structures using ASI technique (cubic beam element version) download site
ASIFEM: Finite element code for framed structures using ASI-Gauss technique download site
ASIRES: Seismic response analysis code for framed structures using ASI-Gauss technique download site