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CLAY NAITO SEES PROMISE AMID THE RUBBLE. Japan’s Tohoku Earthquake triggered a tsunami that ravaged
a nation and caused signi;cant loss of life. With support from the National Science Foundation, Professor Naito leads
a multi-university team of researchers to assess the effects of tsunami-driven debris impact on the built environment,
and collaborates with colleagues in Japan to design better evacuation centers. By understanding and predicting how
structures perform, engineers like Naito can develop new rules and recommendations for design, so lives can be saved.