Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan March 11 - 14, 2018

Programme > Plenary Lecturers

Prof. Yukio Tamura

Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, China
Professor Emeritus, Honorary Director, Wind Engineering Research Center, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan

Professor Yukio Tamura has been dedicated to structural wind engineering research for many years. He has conducted long-term, systematic and in-depth research in all aspects of wind-resistant design of building structures including basic theory of bluff body aerodynamics, rational determination of design wind speed, provision of structural wind loading and calculation of structural equivalent static wind loading, evaluation of structural aerodynamic stability, compilation and revision of the wind resistant design code for building structures, wind hazard mitigation and so on.

Professor Tamura is also serving as Honorary/Advisory/Adjunct Professor at more than 15 universities in the world. He served as President of the Japan Association for Wind Engineering (JAWE) for four years since 2004, the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) for 8 years since 2007, and is currently serving as Chairman of the UN/ISDR International Thematic Group for Wind-related Disaster Risk Reduction (IG-WRDRR) since 2009. He received many awards/prizes including the 1993 Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan, the ASCE 2004 Jack E. Cermak Medal, the ASCE 2016 Robert H. Scanlan Medal, the IAWE 2016 Alan G. Davenport Medal, the JAWE 2016 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award, and the 2017 Chinese Government Friendship Award. He is a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering since 2013, an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society of Wind Engineering since 2013, and a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering since 2018.

Prof. Dr. Juergen Baumueller

Former Director of the Department of Urban Climatology in the city of Stuttgart, Germany
Honorary Professor, University of Stuttgart

Professor Juergen Baumueller studied Meteorology at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Hamburg in Germany. After three-year occupation in the city administration of Stuttgart he changed to the University of Hohenheim to attain a doctorate there. 1978 he returned to the Department of Urban Climatology in the city of Stuttgart and was there till 2008 the leading director. Since 1982 he was also teacher at the University of Stuttgart (Faculty of Architecture). From 1984 - 1996 he was member of the VDI committee “urban climate and air pollution control” of the VDI commission. 1993 he became an Honorary Professor at the University of Stuttgart. Since beginning of the course “environmental protection technology” 1995 he gave the lecture environmental meteorology. Since 2008 Professor Baumueller is retired however still active at the University of Stuttgart (lectures, seminars). For many years Professor Baumueller has an intensive exchange of experience with Japanese colleagues and gives also guest lectures in Japan.

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