Yozo Fujino, Ph.D., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the George Winter Award for his outstanding and innovative contributions to advancing the state-of-the-art in structural engineering as well as his demonstrated commitment of the social and artistic side of the profession.
Distinguished professor at Yokohama National University (YNU) in Japan, Fujino served nearly 30 years in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Tokyo, before moving to YNU.
A world-renowned expert in dynamics, control, and monitoring of bridges, with a special focus on long-span bridges under wind action, Fujino has made numerous seminal contributions to bridge dynamics, wind effects of structures, health monitoring, and passive/active control technology. He is also renowned for his research on cable vibration control, tuned mass, and tuned liquid dampers.
In 1990, he is the first person who identified the lateral vibration of cable-stayed bridges due to the synchronization of human walking. Throughout his distinguished career, Fujino has consulted on over 30 signature bridge projects, to include the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan, the Millennium Bridge in the United Kingdom, and the Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong.
Fujino, who also loves painting water-color bridges, believes that one can only understand bridges by observing and painting them. Since 1993 he has organized and regularly offered a special class on the painting of bridges for civil engineering students at the University of Tokyo.