NHERI@UC San Diego Industry-Academia Workshop

May 19, 2023 | 7:30am - 6:00pm PDT

Workshop Overview

With the overarching objective to increase the user base of the NHERI@UC San Diego facility, workshop attendees will be provided with the knowledge necessary to prepare research proposals utilizing the NHERI Experimental Facility at UC San Diego, including recommendations for how to plan for and execute successful large-scale shake table projects. The workshop is expected to further inform the hazards engineering community about resources provided by NHERI with an emphasis on the LHPOST6; and to stimulate specific thematic collaborations, proactively encouraging participants to utilize NHERI@UC San Diego to tackle the grand challenges in earthquake engineering. 

The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Promote academia-industry collaborations and identify high priority research needs, which would benefit from the newly upgraded NHERI@UC San Diego Experimental Facility.
  • Disseminate information on the use of the NHERI@UC San Diego Experimental Facility to conduct state-of-the-art research and experimentation in natural hazards mitigation.
  • Identify and formulate grand challenge research needs to advance the science, technology and practice in earthquake disaster mitigation and prevention, and to improve seismic design codes and standards.
  • Identify and develop opportunities to utilize the NHERI@UC San Diego Experimental Facility.
  • Brainstorm on example uses of the facility given grand challenge discussions.

We look forward to your participation in our upcoming workshop! For inquiries, please contact Dr. Koorosh Lotfizadeh at klotfiza@ucsd.edu.

Workshop Registration