Feature Stories Archive


Legendary Hurricane Hunters on DesignSafe Radio(opens a new window)
12-14-17   |   DesignSafe Radio host Dan Zehner interviewed NOAA Hurricane Hunters about gathering storm data from the skies.

Engineering Collaboration with Japan(opens a new window)
12-13-17   |   NHERI and NIED met in Akasaka, Tokyo, recently to discuss international earthquake research.

Developing 'Breakaway' Tsunami Resistant Buildings(opens a new window)
12-11-17   |   University of Washington researchers are developing new structural systems for tsunami protection.

PEER Funds Seismic Performance Research in Transportation(opens a new window)
11-07-17   |   PEER has announced seed funding for 6 seismic performance research projects and full funding for 11 others.

SimCenter Releases Two New Software Applications(opens a new window)
11-21-17   |   The NHERI SimCenter has announced the release of two new tools for structural dynamics and geotechnical engineering.

SimCenter Holds Meeting on Workflow Development(opens a new window)
11-07-17   |   The NHERI SimCenter invited experts to debate user needs for simulation tool workflows.

Transportation Leaders Visit FIU's Wall of Wind(opens a new window)
11-06-17   |   US DOT Secretary Elaine L Chao and US Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart visiteed the FIU Wall of Wind.

Applications Open for 2018 NHERI REU Program(opens a new window)
11-06-17   |   Undergraduates can apply for a 10-week summer internship at one of the exciting NHERI experimental facilities.

Ellen M. Rathje to Deliver 2018 William B. Joyner Lecture(opens a new window)
10-27-17   |   Prof. Ellen Rathje of UTA is to be honored by EERI and SSA with William B. Joyner Lecture Award.

Tsunami Expert Ian Robertson Honored for Excellence(opens a new window)
10-11-17   |   Ian Robertson has been selected as the inaugural Arthur N.L. Chiu Distinguished Professor.

Sinkhole 3D-Imaging Workshop(opens a new window)
09-29-17   |   Researchers from UTA hosted a workshop on nonintrusive sinkhole 3D-imaging in Gainesville, Florida, on October 27-27.

1st Annual NHERI-NIED/E-Defense Meeting(opens a new window)
09-29-17   |   NHERI and NIED/E-Defense are holding their first annual collaborative meeting October 31 and November 1 in Akasaka, Tokyo.

FIU Hosting Wall of Wind Workshop(opens a new window)
09-29-17   |   Florida International University will be hosting a workshop about the Wall of Wind facility on November 3.

DesignSafe Radio Taking Off(opens a new window)
09-25-17   |   The DesignSafe Radio podcast is taking the hazard engineering world by storm, literally.

UF Requests Post-Irma Building Damage Assessment(opens a new window)
09-19-17   |   The University of Florida is conducting a survey of building damages following Hurricane Irma.

DatacenterHub: A Database Resource for Researchers(opens a new window)
09-18-17   |   DatacenterHub exists as a resource for collections of post-disaster reconnaissance data including correlating photographs and videos.

Irma Reconnaissance and Information(opens a new window)
09-07-17   |   Contact experts, follow real-time communication between field teams, and listen to a special edition Irma podcast.

NHERI Experts Mobilize for Hurricane Harvey(opens a new window)
08-28-17   |   A team of NHERI hurricane and storm-surge experts including Forrest Masters, Arindam Chowdhury, and Clint Dawson, has mobilized to the Golf Coast region.

Kareem Honored with Masanobu Shinozuka Medal(opens a new window)
08-28-17   |   Ahsan Kareem of Notre Dame has received the ASCE Masanobu Shinozuka Medal for his contributions to stochastic modeling.

Hurricane Harvey Podcasts(opens a new window)
08-28-17   |   The DesignSafe Radio podcast has issued two special episodes for Hurricane Harvey.

REU Students at UC San Diego Featured on DesignSafe Radio(opens a new window)
08-28-17   |   Listen to students from this summer's REU program discuss their hands-on work with the LHPOST facility.

Structural Testing Workshop with UTexas and T-Rex, August 3-4(opens a new window)
07-08-17   |   A workshop at Rutgers University will feature presentations on NHERI@UTexas mobile experimentation equipment.

RPI Team to Study Fluid Mechanics at the NHERI Wall of Wind(opens a new window)
07-06-17   |   A team from RPI has been awarded to investigate high suction flow mechanics at the Wall of Wind.

MAST Training in August(opens a new window)
07-06-17   |   The University of Minnesota's MAST Laboratory is hosting a 90-minute online training session August 1st.

New Projects Underway at University of Florida(opens a new window)
07-05-17   |   New NSF-funded projects are ramping up for UFL, including an EAGER project and a collaboration with Texas Tech University.

NHERI for CAREER Award Faculty(opens a new window)
06-19-17   |   Early career faculty submitting a CAREER proposal have many resources with the experimental facilities.

Symposium Honor Professor Anil K. Chopra(opens a new window)
06-19-17   |   UC Berkeley will be hosting a symposium Oct 2-3 in honor of Professor Anil K Chopra's retirement.

Ross Boulanger Elected to National Academy of Engineering(opens a new window)
06-19-17   |   UC Davis faculty member and NHERI researcher, Professor Ross Boulanger, has been elected to the NAE.

Support NHERI on Social Media(opens a new window)
06-01-17   |   Help get the word out about NHERI's social media presence!

13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering a Success!(opens a new window)
06-01-17   |   Attendees of the 13th ACWE in Gainesville, Florida, were given two sessions full of presentations about the exciting work of the NHERI program.

NSF NHERI Coastal Hazards Engineering New User Workshop, July 19-20 at OSU(opens a new window)
06-01-17   |   The school of Civil and Construction Engineering at OSU will be hosting a workshop for NHERI about coastal hazards engineering in July.

User Satisfaction Survey Coming Soon(opens a new window)
05-30-17   |   The NHERI User Forum will be conducting the community's first annual user survey with the help of independent consultancy group TecEd.

Researchers at Texas Tech, NWI Land NSF Grant to Study Tornadoes(opens a new window)
05-22-17   |   The National Wind Institute received a grant to study tornado loading on low-rising buildings, including straight-line wind research at the University of Florida.

A Case for Jupyter Notebook and DesignSafe(opens a new window)
05-15-17   |   In a recent interview with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), which hosts the NHERI DesignSafe-CI, associate professor Scott Brandenburg of UCLA shared his experiences as a new user of Jupyter notebooks.

International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters and Mitigation Announced(opens a new window)
05-10-17   |   The International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters & Mitigation (WRDM) has been announced for March 11-14, 2018, on the campus of Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

Meet NHERI/DesignSafe Webmaster, Hedda Prochaska(opens a new window)
05-01-17   |   Visitors to the NHERI website see the handiwork of Hedda Prochaska, our web designer based at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Here's a brief introduction, in her own words.

13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering(opens a new window)
04-26-17   |   There is still time for members of the wind engineering and research community to register for the 2017 ACWE conference in Gainesville, Florida, May 21-24.

The NHERI Summer Institute(opens a new window)
04-10-17   |   The inaugural NHERI Summer Institute will be held at UTSA on July 24-28, 2017, to train early career faculty, K-12 educators, professionals, and researchers in how to perform work in NHERI.

11NCEE Call for Papers(opens a new window)
03-24-17   |   The Eleventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE) will convene June 25-29, 2018, in Los Angeles. The conference is accepting abstract submissions until May 31, 2017.

Meet the NCO’s Dan Zehner(opens a new window)
03-17-17   |   As hazard researchers and site managers gear up for testing, they will come to know Dan Zehner, a key member of the NHERI NCO.

Update on NHERI’s Summer REU Program(opens a new window)
03-03-17   |   Applications for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program closed on March 1. The ECO team is now evaluating candidates and will begin informing selected students soon.

NCO Leadership Overview(opens a new window)
03-03-17   |   The Network Coordination Office (NCO) is charged with providing a structure for the leadership committees of NHERI, and the NCO organization chart shows how NCO staff support those tasks.

Webinar: Using the New Facility Scheduling Dashboard(opens a new window)
02-27-17   |   The Network Coordination Office (NCO) held an introductory webinar for the new Facility Scheduling Dashboard on February 28, 2017. Watch the recording to learn about requesting and managing NHERI projects.

RAPID Facility Slated to Support Deployments in September 2018(opens a new window)
02-09-17   |   University of Washington has announced the RAPID experimental facility will begin supporting post-disaster field deployments in September 2018, following a year of planning and equipment commissioning.

Steve Mahin Introduces the SimCenter at the 2017 WCEE(opens a new window)
02-02-17   |   Steve Mahin, NHERI SimCenter director, highlighted the center during his keynote at the 16th WCEE held in Santiago, Chile.

Communications Update from JoAnn Browning(opens a new window)
02-02-17   |   Marti LaChance is now the NHERI communications contact for news and publications.

REU Applications Now Available(opens a new window)
01-06-17   |   The Learning Center is taking applications to the 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program until March 1, 2017.