Dr. Teruo Nakai
Department of Civil Engineering
Nagoya Institute of Technology 

Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku
Nagoya 466-8555, Japan.

Tel: +81(0)52-735-5485
Fax: +81(0)52-735-5485 or 7157

Dr. Teruo Nakai was born in 1948 in Nara district (Japan's ancient capital) in central Japan. He has got his bachelor and masters degree in civil engineering in 1972 and 1974 respectively from Kyoto University. Then he had joined in the Research and Development Institute of Fujita Corporation. After having two years of experience in industry he had returned to the university and had joined as a research associate in Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1976. He has got the Doctor of Engineering degree in 1981 from Kyoto University. He has become a Professor of Civil Engineering of Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1991. He served the chief librarian of NIT for two years from 2003 to 2005. He was in Glasgow University as a visiting research fellow from 1988 to 1989. Dr. Nakai has been an active researcher, he has numerous publications in international journals and conferences and his fields of research .His consistent research subjects are (a) laboratory testing of geomaterials and their constitutive modeling in general stress systems, (b) application of the constitutive model to boundary value problems such as tunneling, braced excavation, bearing capacity of various foundations, reinforced soils and other soil-structure interaction problems, and the corresponding model tests. He was awarded the prize for active young researchers in 1982, the prize for excellent researchers in 1991 and the prize for excellent papers in 2005, from the Japanese Geotechnical Society.


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