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Kosuke Yamamoto
Director , CERL
The Civil Engineering Research Laboratory is an expert group that investigates the interaction between huge artificial structures and natural phenomena and the challenges to solving global-scale problems. In this laboratory, many experts in various fields including geology, soil, groundwater, earthquakes, materials, structures, fluids, and meteorology carry out research related to siting and construction, and hazard mitigation and maintenance of the social infrastructure, mainly for power facilities. We also carry out research and development relating to the nuclear fuel cycle backend such as transport and storage of spent fuel, disposal of radioactive wastes, and recycling of discharged materials from decommissioned power plants.

In Japan there still exist many social infrastructure problems such as mitigation of natural hazards due to earthquakes and rain storms, effective management of older civil structures, and city redevelopment to improveing the living environment.
As an academic organization we will contribute to people's safety and security with challenging leading-edge research, as well as providing society with our expertise for technological solutions.