Dr. Shoma Kitayama

Dr. Shoma Kitayama


Dr. Shoma Kitayama, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds. He is working on a research project about design for deconstruction of gypsum panels for walls and ceilings as part of a new UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre on Mineral-based Construction Materials.

He received his Ph.D (2017) degree in Civil engineering from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in United States after obtaining his M.Eng. (2012) and B.Eng. (2010) degrees in Architectural engineering from Hokkaido University in Japan.

In his Ph.D. research, he worked on developing and evaluating procedures for analysis and design of buildings with fluidic self-centering damping systems. During his doctoral program, he was also involved in the project of developing combined horizontal-vertical seismic isolation systems for high-voltage power transformers. After joining University at Buffalo as a Postdoctoral Associate, he worked on seismic performance assessment of seismically isolated buildings.

Research interests

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  • Ph.D. (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York)
  • M.Eng. (Hokkaido University)
  • B.Eng. (Hokkaido University)