Kazuhiko Kasai

1985-1986 Lecturer/Assist. Researcher, UC Berkeley
1986-1992 Assist. Prof., Illinois Inst. Tech.
1992-1992 Assist. Prof., Illinois Inst. Tech..
1993-1997 Associate Prof., Lehigh Univ.
1997-   Prof., Tokyo Inst. Tech.

Field of Specialization
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vibration Control

Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science & Technology
Laboratory for Materials and Structures(IIR, Tokyo Tech)


Research Hub Group:Social Implementation international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Theories and design methods of seismic protective systems for buildings and contents


  • April 2017
    New design specifications for passive control of single houses
  • July 2016
    Comparative evaluation is made possible for various existing vibration control methods
  • May 2016
    Government needs to increase subsidiary funds for seismic retrofit of buildings

Selected Awards

  • 2014
    JSSI Contribution Award, Japan Society of Seismic Isolation
  • 2012
    JAEE Contribution Award, Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering
  • 2009
    Outstanding Earthquake Spectra Paper Award, with Maison, B.F., and Deirlein G., EERI, CA, US.
  • 2005
    AIJ Research Award, Architectural Institute of Japan, 2005.
  • 1991-1996
    Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award, President George Bush and White House, US

Selected Publications

  • Kasai, K. (2016) “Performance of seismic protective systems for super-tall buildings and their contents”, International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Vol.5, No.3, pp.155-165, Sep.
  • Kasai, K., Chimamphant S. and Matsuda, K.(2016) “Performance Curves for Base-Isolated Buildingd Reflecting Effect of super structure vibration period, J. Structural and Construction Eng., Trans. AIJ, No.720, pp.239-249, Feb. (in Japanese)
  • Kasai, K., Nam, T-T, and Maison, B.F (2016) “Structural collapse correlative analysis using phenomenological fiber hinge elements to simulate two-directional column deteriorations”, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol.45, Issue 10, Pages: 1581–1601, August.
  • Kasai, K., Matsuda, Y., Motoyui, S., and Kishiki, S., (2015) “Fundamental Study Using Test Loading Scheme for Steel Frame Subassembly with Damper Connection Details”, J. Structural and Construction Eng., Trans. AIJ, No.708, pp.309-319, Feb. (in Japanese)