The NIAC is composed of representatives from the broad scientific and engineering communities served by NHERI. Its roles include providing independent guidance and advice to the NHERI Council and keeping the community informed of NHERI activities via the publication of an annual report.
The NIAC role is to provide independent guidance and advice to the NHERI Council on:
The NIAC is also charged with keeping the community informed on NHERI activities through producing an annual report which will be published and publicly available here on the DesignSafe-CI website, the online presence of NHERI.
Coastal Engineering, Social sciences and Policy, California Coastal Commission
Geotechnical Engineering, Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.
Coastal Engineering, US Army Crops
John van de Lindt
Wood Earthquake Engineering, Colorado State University
Wind Engineering, Applied Research Associates
Geotechnical Engineering, Geosyntec Consultants
Earthquake Engineering, University of Minnesota, emerita
Many thanks to our prior NIAC members:
Farzad Naeim (earthquake engineering, University of California, Irvine) and Richard Woods (geotechnical engineering, University of Michigan)
All annual reports of NHERI activities will be published here for review by the NHERI community.
The NIAC was formed in Year 1 on April 2017. It is now fully activated. Approved minutes of the meetings can be found here for your review and comment. The NIAC will appreciate hearing from you.
In accordance with NSF Solicitation 15-598, the NCO appoints the NIAC with input from the NHERI Council and concurrence from NSF. Members are to be selected from the coastal engineering, earthquake, geotechnical, lifeline infrastructure, social sciences & policy, and wind communities. The NCO will also look for candidates in emerging technologies of these areas, and will strive to create diversity in the committee in all aspects.
Since Year 1 the NIAC has 7 members with a maximum of 8-10 members in subsequent years as necessitated by NHERI activities and interests. The current membership is shown here.