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Professor Kazuhito Komiya

Kazuhito Komiya was born in Tokyo, and received his education in Japan. He read Civil Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Computational Mechanics at Waseda University and obtained B.Sc. and M.Eng. in 1987 and 1989 respectively, and he was awarded Ph.D. in 1994. In April 1994, he joined Chiba Institute of Technology and he is now teaching and conducting research in the area of Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental Geotechnics. Between 1998 and 1999, he worked full-time at the University of Cambridge, and during his tenure he made a lot of research achievement on the Brite Euram Project of the European Commission. He is a chanceller's professor of Chiba Institute of Technology since 1st April 2001.
And he is the president of Chiba Institute of Technology since 29th June 2012.
He is a life member of the Cambridge University Society (1999-), the Professor Emeritus of Jilin University (2014-) and an executive director of the Japan Universities Association for Computer Education (JUCE) (2017-).
In the past, he was a member of the Committee for National Civil Service Examination of Japan National Personnel Authority (2010-2013), the Guest Professor of National Chiba University (2001-2009), the President of the Japan Kanto Society for Engineering Education, an executive director of the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) (2011-2013) and the chairperson of the Editorial Committee on JGS Japanese Geotechnical Magazine (2012-2013).
He served as an editorial board member for Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) (2002-2004, 2010-2015), JGS Soils and Foundations (2005-2008) and Journal of Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics (JSEM) (2001-2008).
And he is/was inaugurated as chairman/member of more than 100 committees of government, Japanese or international academic societies.
He received the 2012 Faculty Development Award from the Japanese Association of University Physical Education and Sports and the 2017 Achievement Award from the Kanto Society for Engineering Education.

Research Interests

  • SOIL CHARACTERISATION AND MODELLING/Dynamic properties of soils in relation to earthquake geotechnical engineering./Modelling of structure-soil interaction due to earthquake./Modelling of soil fracture in relation to grouting.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNICS/Investigation of deep ground water flow.
  • CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES/Finite element modelling of tunnel construction using a shield machine./The mechanisms of tunnelling-induced ground movements, their progressive effects on buildings and their mitigation./Effect of compensation grouting.


  • 2nd year Soil Mechanics
  • 3rd year Performance Design for Geotechnical Construction


  • Soil Mechanics, 2000(in Japanese).
  • Underground Construction Technology in Japan, 2006.
  • Recent Developments of Geotechnical Engineering, 2010.
  • and he published another 7 books from November 2007 to September 2012.

  • K.Komiya, et.al., Finite element modelling of excavation and advancement processes of a shield tunnelling machine,Soils and Foundations,Vol.39,No.4,pp.37-52,1999.
  • K.Komiya, et.al., Soil consolidation associated with grouting during shield tunnelling in soft clayey ground,Geotechnique,Vol.51,No.10,pp.835-846,2001.
  • S.Au., et.al., Factors Affecting Long-Term Efficiency of Compensation Grouting in Clays,ASCE J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering,Vol.129,No.3,pp.254-262,2003.
  • K.Komiya, FE-Modellierung des Ausbruchs und Betriebs einer Schildvortriebmaschine」,Geomechnik und Tunnelbau,Vol.2,No.2,pp.199-209,2009(in German).
  • and he published another 120 papers from March 1989 to January 2018.

Contact Information

  • E-mail hisho-stf + @it-chiba.ac.jp

Geotechnical Research Group

  • The Geotechnical Research Group at Chiba Institute of Technology is home to over 40 staff and students engaged in research covering the whole spectrum of geotechnical and environmental engineering. Since its formation almost 50 years ago, the group has produced over 1400 B.Scs, M.Engs and PhDs. The current interests of the group are wide, encompassing construction processes, infrastructure, environmental engineering, earthquakes, and the fundamental mechanics of soils. The group has extensive facilities for laboratory testing and numerical analysis. If you are interested in engaging in collaborative research, or joining the group as a student or visitor, you may wish to contact a member of staff whose interests are similar to your own.