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Masada Teruhisa

Civil Engineering
STKR 149
Phone: 740.593.2474

Dr. Masada is a full professor of civil engineering at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. He is originally from the central region of Japan. He teaches courses related to the fundamentals of civil engineering, engineering mechanics, geotechnical engineering, and geoenvironmental engineering. He has been an active researcher for the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE) for about 25 years. He has authored/co-authored 25 reports and 50 technical papers (including 25 journal papers). He serves as the Associate Editor for the ASCE’s journal on pipeline systems engineering.

Research Interests: Soil-Structure Interaction (= Buried Structures), Shallow Foundations, Testing of Pavement Materials, In-Situ & Laboratory Testing of Soil and Rock, Computer Simulations/Analysis of Geotechnical Facilities, Soil Modification Techniques, Biotechnical Soil Slope Stabilization (Soil-Plant Root Interaction), Landfill Design, Soil Erosion


Teruhisa Masada. “Full-Scale Field Load Testing of Storm-Water Storage Chamber Structures.” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Volume 25, No. 4, pp. 317-325, July/August 2011.


AY 2010-11 Best Research Paper, Civil Engineering Dept., Ohio University