Joint Academia-Industry NHERI@UC San Diego Workshop

Experimental Facility Workshop

May 24, 2024 | 7:30am - 6:00pm PT

About the Workshop

This workshop is expected to further inform the hazards engineering community about resources provided by NHERI with an emphasis on the large high performance outdoor shake table (LHPOST6) at UCSD, and to stimulate specific thematic collaborations by proactively encouraging participants to utilize NHERI@UC San Diego to tackle the grand challenges in earthquake engineering.

With the overarching goal of growing the user base of the NHERI@UC San Diego facility, workshop attendees will be provided with the knowledge necessary to prepare and participate in research projects utilizing the NHERI Experimental Facility at UC San Diego, including recommendations for how to plan for and execute successful large-scale shake table projects that involve industry-academia partnerships.

The specific 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.
  • Keynotes from leading professionals on seismic retrofit of building structures, seismic issues in energy structures, seismic response of coastal and marine structures, and performance of non-structural components and lifelines during earthquakes.
  • Brainstorm on example uses of the facility given grand challenge discussions.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Koorosh Lotfizadeh at

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