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Florida International University
Wall of Wind, Extreme Events Institute

Program Director

Manages the day to day research operations and testing of the FIU Wall of Wind (WOW) facility. The FIU Wall of Wind (WOW) facility is one of the nation's major Experimental Facilities (EFs) under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Program. NSF's investment in NHERI allows researchers to explore and test ground-breaking concepts to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure lifelines, and enables innovations to help prevent natural hazards from becoming societal disasters.

Research Specialist I

Works closely with the WOW Wind Engineering team and has as major responsibilities to implement test protocols, facilitate software development and carry out lifecycle management as part of the NHERI-EF program.

PhD Candidates

The Wall of Wind Experimental Facility is looking for PhD candidates in the area of Wind Engineering. Candidates with a solid track record should contact Prof. Ioannis Zisis ( or Prof. Arindam Chowdhury ( for more information. Particular preference will be given to students with prior experience in structural wind engineering.

University of Washington
RAPID Natural Hazards Reconnaissance

Site Operations Engineer

The Site Operations Engineer will support the National Science Foundation (NSF) NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) RAPID Facility at the University of Washington. The Site Operations Engineer will assist in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the RAPID Facility in collaboration with the facility’s Program Coordinator, and under the direction of the facility’s Operations Manager and leadership team. The position requires passion, genuine interest in the collection of perishable data following natural hazards, and communication and people skills for interacting with the various facility users. The selected candidate will be at the forefront of natural hazards reconnaissance science and will help to develop and implement the next-generation data gathering methods.