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Isao Ishibashi

  • Isao Ishibashi
  • Professor
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 134 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4641
  • iishibas@odu.edu
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  • Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University since 1986. He has been faculty at the University of Washington and Cornell University before moving to ODU. He is an expert in the area of Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering and has more than 100 technical publications. He is also co-author of well received textbook “Soil Mechanics Fundamentals” (CRC Press, 2010).
  • Education

    University of Washington, 1974
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Nagoya University, 1970
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Nagoya University, 1968
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Professional Engineer
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia
    Date Obtained: 1998-07-16
  • Expertise

    Engineering
    Geotechnical Engineering / Earthquake Engineering / Foundation Engineering / Japanese Matter
  • 1992: Visiting Researcher, (sponored by International Program of NSF, Port and Harbour Research Institute, Ministry of Transport
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Dynamic Earth andWater Pressure Experiments in Large Scale Centrifuge Shaking Table Facility
    Sponsoring Organization: (Cooperative Research among ODU, Port and Airport Research Institute, and Oobayashi Research Institute
    Date: 2005 - 2006
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.
    Pilot Study of VDOT Geotechnical Database Management System (GDBMS)
    Sponsoring Organization: Third Hampton Roads Crossing Project (THRX)
    Date: 2002 - 2002
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.; Yoon, J.
    Feasibility Study of VDOT Geotechnical Database Management System (GDBMS)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Transportation Research Council
    Date: 2001 - 2001
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.; Yoon, J.
    “Feasibility Study of VDOT Geotechnical Database Management System (GDBMS),”
    Sponsoring Organization: VA Transportation Research Council (VTRC), VA Department of Transportation (VDOT),
    Date: August 16, 2001 - November 15, 2001
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.; Yoon, J.
    Technical Translation Support
    Sponsoring Organization: NOVA Chemicals - Technology Application Center
    Date: 1999 - 1999
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.; Fernandez,
    Geotechnical Engineering Support on Craney Island Disposal Project -- Phase III: Stability Analysis for New Levee Construction
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Date: 1994 - 1994
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.
    Geotechnical Engineering Support on Craney Island Disposal Project -- Phase I: Preliminary Investigation
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Date: 1992 - 1992
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.
    Geotechnical Engineering Support on Craney Island Disposal Project -- Phase II: Continuing Soil Investigation and Levee Stability Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Date: 1992 - 1992
    Development of Hybrid Discrete Element/Finite Element Model for Large Deformation Geotechnical Engineering Problems
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 1990 - 1992
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.
    Low Frenquency Vibration Measurement
    Sponsoring Organization: Mitsubishi Cheicals- Center for Innovative Technology
    Date: 1991 - 1991
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.
    Experiments, Theory, and Simulation on the Evaluation of Fabric in Granular Material
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: 1988 - 1991
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.
    Development of Inventory and Sesmic Loss Estimation Model for Portland Water and Sewer Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: USGS
    Date: 1989 - 1990
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Wang, L. R.; Ishibashi, I.
    Dynamic Properties of Flexible Pipe Joints
    Sponsoring Organization: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Date: 1988 - 1988
    Investigators:Ishibashi, I.