Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker I

Associate Professor Hiroshi Takagi

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan

He has been related to a number of disaster mitigation projects over the last 19 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). His present research interest is to assess the vulnerability of developing countries against coastal disaster, in the context of economic development and climate change, and also come up with feasible countermeasures, including not only hard structures but also coastal ecosystem and innovative early warning mechanisms.

He has been published many journal articles on storm surge, tsunami, typhoon, flood, sea-level rise, land subsidence, and coastal erosion problems. His research field covers many Asian countries. Particularly, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand are the four countries where he has been actively carrying out the research projects over the last 10 years led by himself or his colleagues funded by JST, JSPS, Ministry of Environment, AUN/Seed-Net JICA, and many private funding agencies. Recently, he in association with Dr. Nguyen Danh Thao and Dr. Miguel Esteban published a book Coastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam –Engineering and Planning Perspectives (Elsevier), which is the first book that focuses specifically on coastal disasters and climate change in Vietnam. He also edited Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Planners (Elsevier), which presents a coherent overview of 10 years of coastal disaster risk management and engineering, together with Dr. Miguel Esteban and Prof. Tomoya Shibayama.

He is the editor of the international journal, Coastal Engineering Journal (Taylor & Francis). He has been serving as an active member in many committees of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE). He has been awarded several notable prizes, including NISTEP Award, Maeda Engineering Prize, and Coastal Engineering Journal Best Paper Award.


Keynote Speaker II

Professor Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia

Udayana University, Indonesia

Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia received Doctor Degree from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta, Indonesia on August 2003, with major field of study was Material Engineering. He participated in various international research collaborations such as with Muroran Institute of Technology Japan (2004), Toyohashi University of Technology Japan (2006), Leoben Mining University Austria (2008-2009), Technical University of Vienna Austria (2010), Institute Chemical technology of Prague Czech Republic (2012-now) and very recently with Michigan State University (MSU) and University of Hawaii in the USA under Fulbright Scholarship. His current job is as Full Professor in the field of Material Engineering at Engineering Faculty, Udayana University, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. His research interest covers subjects such as, Biomedical Engineering, biosensor, biomaterial, waste recycle, failure analyses, advance ceramic, metallurgy, composite, renewable energy, and environmental friendly manufacturing.