Prof. Ömer Aydan

Prof. Ömer Aydan, University of the Ryukyus, Japan

Born in 1955, Professor Aydan studied Mining Engineering at the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey (B.Sc., 1979), Rock Mechanics and Excavation Engineering at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (M.Sc., 1982), and finally received his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1989. Prof. Aydan worked at Nagoya University as a research associate (1987-1991), and then at the department of Marine Civil Engineering at Tokai University, first as Assistant Professor (1991-1993), then as Associate Professor (1993-2001), and finally as Professor (2001-2010). He then became Professor of the Institute of Ocean Research and Development at Tokai University, and is currently Professor at the University of Ryukyus, Department of Civil Engineering & Architecture, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan. He has furthermore played an active role on numerous ISRM, JSCE, JGS, SRI and Rock Mech. National Group of Japan committees, and has organized several national and international symposia and conferences. Professor Aydan has received the 1998 Matsumae Scientific Contribution Award, the 2007 Erguvanh Engineering Geology Best Paper Award, the 2011 Excellent Contributions Award from the International Association for Computer Methods in Geomechanics and Advances, the 2011 Best Paper Award from the Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology and was awarded the 2013 Best Paper Award at the 13th Japan Symposium on Rock Mechanics and 6th Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Rock Engineering. He was also made Honorary Professor in Earth Science by Pamukkale University in 2008 and received the 2005 Technology Award, the 2012 Frontier Award and the 2015 Best Paper Award from the Japan National Group of Rock Mechanics.
2018 3rd International Conference on Material Engineering and Smart Materials
Speech title: Some Thoughts on Risk of Natural Disasters in Ryukyu Archipelago