Dr. Hiroshi Takagi
Hiroshi Takagi is an associate Professor at School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). He has been related to a number of coastal disaster mitigation projects over the last 20 years as researcher, engineer, and officer through his work experiences in three universities (Tokyo Tech, Yokohama National University, Waseda University), contractor (Penta-Ocean), and international organization (JICA). He was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Thuyloi University, Vietnam, in 2019. His present research interest is to assess the vulnerability of developing countries against coastal disaster, and come up with feasible countermeasures, including a hybrid solution between hard structure and coastal ecosystems. He currently serves as an editor for three international journals in ocean engineering: Coastal Engineering J., J. Marine Science and Engineering, and J. Coastal and Hydraulic Structures. He also edited two handbooks, “Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam –Engineering and Planning Perspectives” and “Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Planners”.