Lehigh Joint Researcher Workshop
UC San Diego & SimCenter

September 23-24, 2019 | Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

This collaborative workshop between NHERI Lehigh and NHERI UCSD and NHERI SimCenter will be held at the NHERI Lehigh’s Real-Time Multi-Directional (RTMD) Facility in Bethlehem, PA to enable participants to learn more about the facility capabilities, to network with colleagues in the natural hazard mitigation field, and to seek guidance on planned research proposals.

The goals of this workshop series are to:

  • Present the capabilities of the NHERI Lehigh, NHERI UC San Diego and NHERI SimCenter at UC Berkeley facilities
  • Provide researchers with information and demonstrations of the NHERI Lehigh and NHERI UC San Diego facilities and capabilities, and hands-on examples of the use of the NHERI SimCenter latest capabilities
  • Present example research projects conducted using these facilities and provide suggestions on proposal preparation and planning to future users
  • Support research teams planning proposals using all three or two of the three facilities
  • Discuss grand challenge earthquake engineering research topics and stimulate collaboration amongst attendees to develop larger collaborative multi-university proposals

Limited participant support costs up to $600 per participant are available and should be requested at the time of registration. Participant support funding will be distributed on a first-come basis until all funds are allocated, but priority will be given to early career faculty and new users who plan to submit NSF proposals that intend to use the NHERI EFs or to use data accessible through DesignSafe. Participant support will be provided through reimbursement following the submittal and review of allowable expense receipts at the conclusion of the workshop. All participant support funding will be confirmed by NHERI Lehigh to registrants no later than 7 business days after registration is completed so that travel arrangements can be made by the registrant.

For planning purposes, the workshop is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8:00 am on Monday, September 23 and conclude by 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24.

Workshop Registration