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10-14-2014

Nakata Appointed Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University

Narutoshi Nakata has been appointed associate professor of civil & environmental engineering at Clarkson University.

Narutoshi NakataHe received his bachelor of science and master of sciences degrees in civil engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Narutoshi has been an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University since 2007. Prior to that, he was a research assistant at the University of Illinois, and a research and teaching assistant at the University of Notre Dame.

His research interests are in experimental methods in structural engineering, earthquake engineering and bridge engineering, smart structures, and structural dynamics. He has worked on the development of hybrid simulation for structural systems, and plans to expand his research to multi-hazard, multi-physics hybrid simulation of large and complex systems for civil infrastructure.

Narutoshi has received external research funds that include nearly $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation for two multi-year projects. In 2010, he received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

Narutoshi has published many articles about his work, as well as sharing his findings at numerous invited talks around the globe.

He has been the chair of major technical committees and has organized others. He is currently the chair of the Hybrid Simulation Task Force Group and a member of the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Steering Committee. He organized the Hybrid Simulation Workshop in Quake Summit 2013 and mini-symposium on Real-Time Hybrid Simulation in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Engineering Mechanics Institute 2013. He has also served on NSF panels and other technical committees. He has served as referee of numerous technical articles including the Journal of Structural Engineering. He was the guest editor for the special issue on "Hybrid Simulation in Smart Structures and Systems."

His affiliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Engineering Education, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Consortium.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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