Class Notes

Shunsuke Sakurai

Shunsuke Sakurai (PhD Civ Egr 66), professor emeritus of Kobe University and Hiroshima Institute of Technology in Japan, began his graduate studies at MSU 50 years ago as a Fulbright exchange student from Japan. His thesis was related to high-level radioactive waste disposal in rock salt. His thesis adviser was the late Shosei Serata, a longtime professor in the department. "I learned a lot about applied mechanics, particularly rock mechanics, during my studies at MSU," says Sakurai via e-mail.