Young Faculty : Associate Professor Kenta Murakami

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Associate Professor Kenta Murakami, Murakami Group, Resilience Engineering Research Center, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management




< Biography >

Prof. Kenta Murakami is an Associate Professor at the Resilience Engineering Research Center, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, where he studies nuclear safety management and irradiation effects on nuclear materials.

He participated in the research project on plant life management of light water reactors supported by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (former regulator) at the University of Tokyo since 2007 and received his PhD in 2012. He then worked as a research associate at Nuclear Professional School of the University of Tokyo, and then as an associate professor at Nagaoka University of Technology, where he has been in his current position since 2021.

He has contributed to develop codes and standards at the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) and the Japan Electric Association (JEA) since 2014. He is currently serving as a Head of the Taskforce on Systematic Long-Term Operation Standards of the AESJ, Nuclear Standard Committee member of the JEA, and so on.


< About the research >

My laboratory studies sustainable nuclear safety improvement.

Systems, structures, and components (SSC) in nuclear facilities have to be qualified its function under inexperienced environment including ageing degradations and accidents. We developed systemic approach for testing irradiation-induced behaviors with nano-scopic and/or in-situ measurements. Recently, we paid more effort on systemic approach for material development and modification. Our research target includes management, such as the application of risk-informed decision making to maintenance of complex systems.




< Future Aspirations >

We are updating nuclear engineering by system-innovation point of view!


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