Masaaki OKADA


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Born in 1967, in Hitachi city, Japan
March 1991: Graduated Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Sep. 1992 - Aug. 1993: Visiting Graduate Student at University of Washington, Dept. of Urban Design and Planning, USA
Mar. 1994: Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Sep. 1996: Doctor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dept. of Social Engineering
Oct. 1996: Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Apr. 1998: Engineer at Chodai Corporation (bridge design consultant company)
Sep. 2001: Researcher at National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
Apr. 2002: Researcher at University of Tokyo, Asian Natural Environmental Science Center
Apr. 2003: Assistant Professor at Kinki University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Apr. 2007: Associate Professor at Kinki University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Apr. 2010-Mar. 2011: Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Apr. 2013: Professor at Kinki University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Mainly interested in Technoscape (Landscape of Technology, such as Industrial Landscape, Civil-Engineering Landscape, etc), Industrial Archaeology, Heritage Studies, Landscape evaluation of observers, Enlightening social value of landscape, and Analysis of landscape of ruin.

LANGUAGES
Japanese (native), English (fluent), Korean (conversational), Chinese (beginner)