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Dr Katsuichiro Goda

Dr Katsuichiro Goda

Dr Katsuichiro Goda
BSc, MSc, PhD


Area of research

Earthquake Hazards and Risks

Office 2.41
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 1173315516


Research Interests

  • Probabilistic seismic hazard and risk analysis
  • Strong ground motion prediction
  • Performance-based earthquake engineering (including nonlinear dynamic analysis of structures)
  • Lifecycle cost analysis of a building (including the effects of decision maker’s risk attitudes)
  • Effectiveness of seismic risk mitigation techniques (tuned mass dampers and seismic isolation)
  • Seismic loss estimation of spatially distributed structures
  • Seismic risk management and decision-making (including earthquake insurance portfolio management)




Degrees and Professonal Careers

  • 1997-2001: Kyoto University (Japan) - B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences
  • 2002: Internship at the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD)
  • 2001-2003: Kyoto University (Japan) - M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences
  • 2003-2008: University of Western Ontario (Canada) - Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
  • 2008-2008: Postdoctoral Researcher in Civil Engineering, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • 2008-2010: Postdoctoral Researcher in Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • 2010-2013: Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
  • 2013-2017: Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
  • 2017-Present: Reader in Earthquake Hazards & Risks, University of Bristol (United Kingdom)

Major Grants/Awards

  • 2008 Postroctoral Fellowship Award - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • 2010 Humboldt Fellowship Award for Postdoctoral Researchers - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2011 Philip Leverhulme Prize - Leverhulme Trust
  • 2012 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award - Seismological Society of America
  • 2012 PURE-CREDIBLE (Co-I) - NERC
  • 2012 Humboldt Fellowship Award for Experienced Researchers - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2014 CRUST (PI) - EPSRC
  • 2016 RESIST (Co-I) - NERC
  • 2017 PREPARE (PI) - EPSRC
  • 2017 GENESIS (PI) - Leverhulme Trust
  • 2017 IASSAR Early Achievement Research Award - International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability

Recent publications

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