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Dr. Charles Scawthorn

Structural Engineer and Lifelines

Kyoto University

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Kyoto University


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Kyoto University is one of Japan and Asia's premier research institutions, founded in 1897 and responsible for producing numerous Nobel laureates and winners of other prestigious international prizes. A broad curriculum across the arts and sciences at bot ... more

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Employment History


Kyoto University

Technical Development
Federal Emergency Management Agency


Open Source Committee

Research Fellow
Willis Limited

Board Member

Marina Earthquake Memorial Advisory Member
San Francisco Parks Trust

Marina Earthquake Memorial Advisory Member
Buena Vista Neighborhood Association


Cooper Union

M.S.C.E. degree

Lehigh University

MSCE degree

Lehigh University



Kyoto University


Urban Management of Kyoto University

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Charles Scawthorn, Ph.D., Kyoto University (structural engineer/lifelines)

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Charles Scawthorn

Kyoto University, Japan

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Charles Scawthorn

Charles Scawthorn, Principal, SPA Risk LLC and former Professor of Kyoto University
Charles Scawthorn is internationally recognized as an authority for the analysis and mitigation of natural and technological hazards. He retired in 2008 as Professor and head of the Earthquake Disaster Prevention Systems Laboratory, Kyoto University (Japan), is currently Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University and Waseda University (Tokyo) and Visiting Researcher, Univ. California at Berkeley. He teaches a course on Disaster Risk Assessment, Mitigation and Financing at the World Bank, and chairs the HAZUS Open Source Committee, is a member of the Multihazard Mitigation Council. As President of SPA Risk LLC, he consults to the global insurance industry, the World Bank, local/state/federal agencies and Global 1000 corporations.
From 1998 to 2003 he led technical development of the US national Flood Loss Estimation Model (HAZUS) for FEMA, and is widely recognized for the development of methods for rapid risk analysis of buildings (FEMA 154), seismic vulnerability assessment of US national infrastructure (FEMA 224), stochastic models of fires following earthquakes, models for optimizing urban land use with respect to natural hazards risk, general loss estimation models for earthquake, wind and flood, and seismically reinforcing low-strength masonry buildings. He is the author or co-editor of a number of books and technical papers on earthquake engineering, fire following earthquake, catastrophe risk and human casualties. Dr Scawthorn is a graduate of the Cooper Union, holds an MSCE degree from Lehigh University and received his DEng from Kyoto University.
Charles Scawthorn, Principal, SPA Risk LLC and former Professor of Kyoto University

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Kyoto University Professor Charles Scawthorn, Dr Mohammad Javanbarg, Willis Research Fellow

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Prof Charles Scawthorn, WRN Senior Academic, Kyoto University

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