Iemura to Receive ASCE’s George W. Housner Structural Control and Monitoring Medal

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May 1, 2014

Iemura, HirokazuHirokazu Iemura, Ph.D., is the recipient of the George W. Housner Structural Control and Monitoring Medal for pioneering research in the development and implementation of seismic response control systems, as well as for his unwavering commitment to education and professional service. Professor at Kyoto University, Iemura is a preeminent scholar who has made numerous seminal contributions to structural dynamics, seismic effects on structures, and passive/active control technology. He was the first to develop the idea of a cascading mass damper, which has been realized in a number of full-scale buildings in Japan. He also established a full-scale international laboratory at Kyoto University for investigating new active and passive control strategies. More recently, he developed an innovative negative stiffness damper technology for structural control, a concept that has been accepted by many researchers worldwide and around which many related research activities are being conducted.

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