Dr. Yutaka Takahashi is the one of 2015 Japan Prize Laureates.
Dr. Yutaka Takahashi, Professor Emeritus of the Departmentof Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, was announced as one of the 2015 Japan Prize Laureates.
Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity for all mankind. Each year two fields of scientific endeavor are honored. The Japan Prize laureates receive a certificate of merit and a prize medal. A cash prize of 50 million yen is also awarded for each prize field.
One of two fields in this year for Japan Prize was “Resources, Energy and Social Infrastructure” field, and Dr. Takahashi appreciated his help to reduce water-related disasters, as his contribution was referred as “development of innovative concept on river basin management and reduction of water-related disasters”.
It is quite impressive to see the awarding committee appreciated the “innovative concept”, which Dr. Takahashi has been disseminated through his hundreds of books and thousands of lectures. It is an honor for us in the Department of Civil Engineering in The University of Tokyo since he is our alumni, and also for all the stakeholders in the field of civil engineering and infrastructure management.