Katahira Awards


The Katahira Award was established in January 1991 in memory of the late Dr Nobutaka Katahira from Japan who was the President of REAAA during the Fifth Council Term from 1983 to 1986. Dr Katahira bequeathed three (3) million Yen to REAAA towards encouraging keen participation among young engineering professionals in the promotion and advancement of science and technology in road development and road-related engineering by way of writing, publishing and presenting technical papers.

The Katahira Awards will be awarded to the authors of outstanding technical papers relating to the road industry by young professionals. The winning entry/entries will receive cash award/s and certificate/s. The awards will be decided by the Katahira Award Evaluation Committee.

The terms and conditions for eligibility for the Katahira Awards are:

  • The author must be below 40 years of age at the point of submission of paper/s (as of 1st September 2020). If there is more than one (1) author, only the author/s below 40 years of age is/are eligible.
  • The author/s must be either an Ordinary/Associate member/s or employee/s of an Institutional member of REAAA at the time of submission of paper/s.
  • The paper/s should not have been published elsewhere in the same form.