Shuzo Murakami, President

Shuzo Murakami

Institute for Built Environment and Carbon Neutral for SDGs
HB Hirakawacho bldg. 2-8-9. Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo,
102-0093 Japan
TEL: +81-3-3222-6681 FAX: +81-3-3222-6696
E-mail Address: murakami@ibec.or.jp


For more than 30 years, Dr. Murakami has been in charge of the research on Building and Environmental Control Engineering, mainly at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo (from 1972 to 2000), at the Department of Engineering, Keio University (from 2001 to 2007) and at Incorporated Administrative Agency Building Research Institute (from 2007 to 2012) since graduating from the University of Tokyo (Department of Engineering, Faculty of Architecture).

He has been engaged in special research of the experimental study and the numerical simulation of turbulent airflow in rooms and around buildings. He has had a great deal of experience on CFD analysis of wind climate from human scale to urban scale. He initiated a new field of CFD Research.

He has also conducted extensive interdisciplinary studies concerning global environmental engineering, urban/building environmental engineering, healthy cities, human comfort and health and so on. His achievements concerning energy and sustainability researches are remarkable. He is now working at Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation as a President.

  • 1)Academic Appointments/Experience:

2008-2012 Professor, Keio University (Graduate School of System Design and Management)
2006-2009 Advisory Professor, Tongji University
2003/06- Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo
2001-2008 Professor, Keio University
1999/10-99/11 Visiting Professor, Technical University of Denmark
1985-2001 Professor, I.I.S., University of Tokyo

  • 2)Professional Society and Committee Affiliations:

2003/07- President, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation
(Present occupation)
2008/04-12/03 Chief Executive, Incorporated Administrative Agency Building Research Institute
2005/11- Foreign Member, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology
2005/10-11/09 Member, Science Council of Japan
2005/06-07/05 President, Architectural Institute of Japan
2004/03-09/12 Chairperson, Environment Committee, Council for Infrastructure,Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2003/07- President, Institute of International Harmonization for Building and Housing
2002/05-10/07 Chairman, The Central Review Council for Kenchikushi

and other

  • 3)Honors:

The Grand Prize of AIJ 20142014
(Architectural Institute of Japan; AIJ Prizes 2014)

(IAWE: The International Association for Wind Engineering)

John Rydberg Gold Medal2002
(SCANVAC: Scandinavian Federation of Heating, Ventilating and Sanitary Engineering Associations
in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden)

ASHRAE Fellow Award2001
(ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

“Flow and Temperature Fields Around Human Body with Various Room Air Distribution, Part 1; CFD Study on Computational Thermal Manikin”

and other

  • 4)Academic Degrees:

University of Tokyo, Department of Engineering, 1972, Doctor of Eng.

  • 5)Date of Birth

November 24th, 1942