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Takaaki Kobayashi

Takaaki Kobayashi

PhD Research Student

Schofield Centre
Department of Engineering
High Cross, Madingley Road

Cambridge CB3 0EL
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 768046


Takaaki obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in civil engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) by March 2009. Under the sponsorship of BP and the Ishizaka Foundation, he started his PhD at University of Cambridge in October 2009. He is a member of Churchill College and his study is supervised by Prof. Kenichi Soga.

Departments and Institutes

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Research Interests

Submarine landslides are one of the most serious potential geo-hazards in offshore and coastal areas. Understanding of the mechanism of submarine landslides is essential to pursue further offshore developments. Takaaki's research especially aims to improve the capability of prognostic prediction of submarine landslide events. The objectives of the research involve;

  • Comparative study of existing numerical models for submarine landslides.
  • Development of a new numerical model based on the Material Point Method.
  • Centrifuge modelling tests of submarine landslides.