Last update:  25 June 2018
UEDA Tamon
Laboratory of Engineering for Maintenance System
Division of Engineering and Policy for Sustainable Environment
School of Engineering
Hokkaido University

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I grew up in Tokyo and got all my degrees from the University of Tokyo.  During the initial years after graduation I spent two years at the University of Washington and three years at the Asian Institute of Technology. 

For consecutive three years starting from 2011 and 2012, I spent one month each year as Guest Professor at Dalian University of Technology at Zhejiang University and from 2016 as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Shenzhen University.

Besides domestic activities, I am glad that I could be involved in international activities that include the founding of the Asian Concrete Federation, the drafting of the Asian Concrete Model Code and the fib Model Code.  My 8-year chairmanship of ISO-TC71/SC7 Maintenance and repair of concrete structure has just ended in May 2018.  One of the human development activities that I have been involved for quite sometimes and am now its Chief Advisor is the AUN/SEED-Net program

I moved from University of Tokyo to Hokkaido University in 1991 and have since made Hokkaido my home.

In my laboratory Japanese and international students study side by side.  Those who are international minded take part in the exchange program.   After graduation some of my students assumed faculty position at prestigious university here in Japan and overseas. This is something that I am proud of.  

If you are interested in my research and would like to know more or to have collaborative research with me, please feel free to contact me.  If you are a student and would like to further your graduate study with me, we have an English-medium program that offers scholarships to international students and Japanese students.  Please visit the e3 website for details.
Education 1977
B.Eng., University of Tokyo
M.Eng., University of Tokyo
D.Eng., University of Tokyo
Career 1981-1982

Research Associate, University of Tokyo
Postdoctoral Research Associate/Teaching Assistant, University of Washington
Lecturer, University of Tokyo
Associated Faculty, Kantoh-gakuin University
Invited Lecturer, Chulalongkorn University
Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Technology
Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Associate Professor, Hokkaido University
Visiting Faculty, SIIT, Thammasat University
Professor, Hokkaido University
Guest Professor, Dalian University of Technology
Guest Professor, Zhejiang University
Visiting Professor, Shenzhen University
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Shenzhen University
Honors and Awards 1980





Yoshida Prize scholarship from JSCE
Sakkokai scholarship
JCI Annual prize for best paper
JSCE Annual incentive prize
JCI Best presentation prize
JPCEA Annual prize for best paper
JCI Annual prize for best paper
JPCEA Annual prize for best paper
JSCE Yoshida prize for best paper
Best paper (research) award at FRPRCS-3
JSCE Incentive prize for international activities
Journal of Structural Engineering 2003 best paper award
One of the three outstanding papers, Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology
2005 Best paper award (best basic research) from Journal of Composites in Construction,
One of the three outstanding papers, Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology
Meritorious deed prize from JCI
Best professor named by e3 alumni and students in a survey conducted in Sept. 2010
One of the three outstanding papers, Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology
Sea-Sky Scholar, Dalian University of Technology
Best paper (research) paper at APFIS 2012
Yoshida Prize from JSCE
Pao Yu-Kong Chair Professor, Zhejiang University
One of the three outstanding papers, Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology
Best paper award from JCI
fib Medal of Merit, The International Federation for Concrete Structure
JSCE Lifetime International Contribution Award
Student Supervision University of Tokyo
Asian Institute of Technology
Hokkaido University
3 D, 3 M, 7 B
14 M
19 D, 38 M, 67 B
As External Examiners Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Griffith University, Australia
Hanyang University, Korea
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
University of New South Wales, Australia
Southern Queensland University, Australia
Thammasat University, Thailand
Wollongong University, Australia
Yonsei University, Korea
2 D
5 D
1 D
1 M
1 M
2 M
1 D
1 D, 1 M
1 M
1 D
2 D
Keynote Lectures during the past five years

"Service life prediction of concrete structures under combined effects", 1st International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering
Structures and Construction, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 2012

"Toward rational design method for strengthening of concrete structures by external bonding", Benjamin Lumantara Symposium on
Structural Engineering and Construction Technology, Surabaya, Indonesia, Sept. 2012

"Meso-scale approach for service life prediction of concrete structures under combined effects", 4th Asia-Pacific Young Researchers and Graduates Symposium, Hong Kong, Dec. 2012

"General strengthening design approach for sustainable structures", 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment, Bandung, Indonesia, Nov. 2013

"Ultimate strength and deformation of concrete members strengthened by jacketing with various materials", 12th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology, Subang, Malaysia, Aug. 2014

"Debonding in strengthened concrete members", 6th International Conference of Asian Concrete Federation, Seoul, Korea, Sept. 2014

"Material conditions necessary for strengthening concrete structures", 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 2014

"International corporation in Asia for enhancement of technological and educational capacity", International Forum on Improving the Infrastructure and Internationalization of Civil Engineering Community, 2014 Annual Meeting, Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Dec. 2014

"Structural retrofitting and renovation for sustainable infrastructures", IABSE-JSCE Joint Conference on Advances in Bridge Engineering - III, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 2015

"Towards rational structural intervention methods", 4th Asian Conference on Ecstasy in Concrete, Kolkata, India, Oct 2015

"Concrete under combined effects of frost damage and fatigue", International Symposium on Reliability of Engineering System, Hangzhou, China, Oct. 2015

"General design approach for ultimate deformation of members with FRP strengthening", 12th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Reinforced Concrete Structures and 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Structures, Nanjing, China, Dec. 2015

"Moisture and temperature effects on interface mechanical properties for external bonding", 5th International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures, Shenzhen, China, July 2016

"Effects of temperature and moisture on concrete-PCM interface performance", Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials, Bali, Indonesia, Sept. 2016

"Performance assessment of concrete structures - general approach for damages under combined effects", ACF 2016 - Sustainable Concrete for Now and the Future, Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 2016

"Moisture effects on FRP-concrete interface property and bond model", 66h Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, Singapore, July 2017

"Unified prediction model of concrete properties under various single and combined effects based no Meso Scale Approach", 6th International Conference on Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum, Seoul, Korea, Aug. 2017
  International Activities (on-going) Since
  Convenor, TG 3.4 Selection and implementation of interventions/through-life
management activities and measures for concrete structures, fib
  Member, Commission 10 on Model Code, fib 2016
  Chair, Advisory Committee, International Institute for FRP in Construction
(Vice President, 2003-2006)
  Deputy Chair, International Steering Committee, EASEC 2015
  Chief Advisor and Acting Executive Director for AUN-SEED Net Project, JICA  2014
  Member, Editorial Board for Structural Concrete Journal, fib 2010
  Member, Technical Council, fib 2010
Domestic Activities (on-going)
  Vice President, Board of Directors, JSCE 2017
  Member, Committee on Operation of Technological Promotion Body, JSCE 2017
       Member, Strategic Committee on Internationalization of Civil Engineering, JSCE
  Senior Director, International Activities Center, JSCE
  Chairman, Concrete research committee, Association of Civil Engineering Technology of Hokkaido (Executive Member since 1991) 2012
  Member, Board of directors, JSCE 2011-12, 2017
  Advisor, Mirror Committee on Asian Concrete Federation, JCI 2009
  Rep. Member, Examination Committee on General Evaluation of Muroran Civil Engineering Office 2009
  Member, Committee on Hybrid Structures
(Chairman, 2005-7)
  Member, Committee on ACMC, JCI
(Chairman, 2001-3)
  Member, Mirror Committee on ISO/TC71, JCI
(Chairman, 2008-12)
  Member, Executive Committee, Concrete Committee, JSCE 1997
  Campus Activities (on-going)  
  Member, International Exchange Office, Faculty of Engineering
(Chairman, 2012-2014)
  Member, Committee for faculty members in charge of international activities,
University's International Affairs Office

For on-going research activities and publications, please refer to my laboratory website.