UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Dr Taku Fujiyama

Dr Taku Fujiyama

Senior Lecturer

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2004

Research summary

My recent research interest includes the resilience of infrastructure including transport systems.

I have projects in the following areas.

  • Design of Transport Environments and Behaviour of Users, especially vulnerable users. 
  • Resilience of National Infrastructure and User Responses 
  • Railway Infrastructure and Operation. Integration of user elements into operation systems.

For the details of the projects I manage/supervise, please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/resilience-research

Teaching summary


Module coordinator: Transport Studies

Module coordinator: Scenario 4 (CIVIL1009 Change Cluster) 

MSc in Transport

Module coordinator: Public Transport

Lectures on railway and public transport

MSc in Rail Integrated Design Management

Course coordinator


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2009
Waseda University
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1997
Waseda University
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1995


After completion of my Master, I was working at East Japan Railway Company as a civil engineer. I was fortunate to be involved in (and to manage a part of) the redevelopment of stations, such as Shinjyuku, Ikebukuro and Naoetsu. Some of the station infrastructure (including the new #0 platform of Shinjyuku) has my name in its records because I was the designer for it.

I started my PhD in 2002 at Centre for Transport Studies, UCL and continued my PhD research while I started working as a Research Assistant in 2004. As a Research Assistant, I was engaged in various pedestrian-related projects, including Designing Platform Humps for London Underground and Investigation into Train Dwell Time for Thameslink.

I became a lecture in 2009, and started my own group: Resilience Research Group  www.ucl.ac.uk/resilience-research.  


  • 2009: Doctor of Philosophy, University College London
  • 1997: Master of Science, Waseda University
  • 1995: Bachelor of Science, Waseda University