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Keeping Up with NHERI at UC San Diego
posted 07-22-21
Thanks to a $16.3 million NSF grant, the large outdoor shake table at the NHERI UC San Diego experimental facility is undergoing a major six degrees of freedom renovation project.


Julio Ramirez Named ASCE Distinguished Member
posted 07-22-21
Julio A. Ramirez, PhD, PE, the Karl H. Kettelhut professor in civil engineering at Purdue University, has been honored with inclusion by ASCE in its 2021 class of Distinguished Members for outstanding leadership in the civil infrastructure community..


StEER Renewed and Expanded through New NSF Award
posted 07-21-21
NSF has announced a three year renewal of the StEER Network (CMMI 2103550) to investigates the impact of natural hazards (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis) on the built infrastructure.


NHERI Researchers Recognized with Western States Seismic Policy Council 2021 Award in Excellence
posted 07-21-21
Portland State University researchers in civil and environmental engineering were recently recognized with the 2021 Award in Excellence by the Western States Seismic Policy Council for research on mitigating soil liquefaction.


Annotated Bibliographies Now Complement CONVERGE Training Modules
posted 07-18-21
The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure CONVERGE facility headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center now offers free annotated bibliographies as an additional resource complementing the CONVERGE Training Modules.


DesignSafe Radio: Professor Jennifer Bridge on the University of Florida Wind Tunnel Facility
posted 06-29-21
The next series of episodes from DesignSafe Radio feature interviews with Jennifer Bridge, NHERI at UF facility director and principal investigator, about the research it makes possible.


NHERI Summer Institute 2021
posted 06-29-21
NHERI ECO hosted the Summer Institute for 2021 in San Antonio, Texas, June 16 and 17. Each year early career faculty are invited to attend the workshop, both in person and virtually, to learn about researching within NHERI.


Learning Natural Hazards Simulations at NHERI Lehigh
posted 06-25-21
This summer, three NHERI REU students are spending ten weeks as virtual researchers at Lehigh University’s Real-Time Multi-Directional Experimental Facility.


Making Waves at Oregon State University
posted 06-25-21
This summer, three NHERI REU students are spending ten weeks as virtual and physical researchers at Oregon State University’s experimental facility at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.


Machine Learning Aids Earthquake Risk Prediction
posted 06-25-21
NHERI's Designsafe Cyberinfrastructure team at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) have been providing resources and expertise towards analyzing the risks that help predict earthquake events.


A Burning Need: NHERI RAPID Enables Researchers to Understand, Mitigate Post-Wildfire Landslide Hazards
posted 06-25-21
The 2020 megafires that turned more than seven million acres into rubble left behind valuable and perishable data for researchers like those utilizing the NHERI RAPID facility.


NHERI Facility Experiments, July 2021
posted 06-25-21
The Oregon State University, Lehigh University, University of Florida, and University of Texas at Austin experimental facilities in the NHERI network are all planning some exciting research for July.


NSF-Funded DesignSafe Secures Instruments for Community Resilience Studies
posted 06-23-21
A joint team of NHERI members and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been conducting long-term studies of the community effects of 2016 Hurricane Matthew flooding in Lumberton, North Carolina.


NCO Welcomes New Members to the Network Independent Advisory Council
posted 06-21-21
NHERI's Network Independent Advisory Council, a governance group composed of respected natural hazards engineering community members, is welcoming two new members and extending gratitude to two members who are leaving.


Christchurch Earthquake Damage Mystery Spurs Research
posted 06-18-21
2021 DesignSafe Dataset Awardee | Concrete wall seismic test data using DesignSafe-CI portal helps revise New Zealand and U.S. building code.


Shaking It Up at the University of Texas
posted 06-14-21
This summer, three NHERI REU students are spending ten weeks as virtual researchers at the University of Texas at Mobile Shaker facility, where they will explore the capabilities of NHERI’s mobile shaker equipment.


Learning Natural Hazards Simulations at the NHERI SimCenter
posted 06-14-21
A trip of undergraduate students are spending ten weeks this summer as virtual researchers for the NHERI SimCenter, exploring the programming tools that the SimCenter has developed for studying natural hazards.


Learning Best Practices in Disaster Research at NHERI CONVERGE
posted 06-14-21
Two REU students will spend this summer virtually with the CONVERGE facility leanring best practices in social sciences research applied to natural hazards and data collection techniques for working with human subjects.


Learning Post-Disaster Reconnaissance at the University of Washington
posted 06-14-21
After this summer spent virtually with the NHERI RAPID facility, two REU students will have a fundamental understanding of natural hazards reconnaissance, from data collection through analysis.


Order from Chaos: A Statistical Approach to Predicting Tsunami Debris Flow
posted 06-11-21
A University of Washington research team is building a numerical approach for understanding and predicting the highly nonlinear, chaotic nature of tsunami debris fields in the NHERI wave flume at OSU.


DesignSafe Radio: Introducing the Nation's Largest Shake Table - LHPOST6
posted 06-01-21
In June 2021, DesignSafe Radio features Koorosh Lotfizadeh, PhD, operations manager at the UC San Diego facility. In three episodes, Lotfizadeh discusses the evolution and the research capabilities of LHPOST6.


CONVERGE Training Modules Now Offer Continuing Education Credits
posted 05-27-21
The NHERI CONVERGE facility has partnered with the International Association of Emergency Manageres (IAEM) to create establish education credits for the CONVERGE Training Modules.


On the Level with Hurricane Matthew
posted 05-25-21
2021 DesignSafe Dataset Awardee | Data assimilation using DesignSafe-CI portal improves coastal water level models of storm surge


Envisioning Safe Cities with Artificial Intelligence
posted 05-20-21
NHERI SimCenter researchers are using crowdsourced data, neural networks, and supercomputers to simulate risks to cities and regions with new developments in artificial intelligence.


DesignSafe Radio: Training Engineers to Program Natural Hazards Simulations, with SimCener's Peter Mackenzie-Heinwein
posted 05-10-21
During the month of May, DesignSafe Radio will feature an interview with the Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein about the NHERI SimCenter's expertise and resources for training NHERI community programmers in how to create effective natural hazards simulations.


Gathering Hurricane Data for Wind Engineering Experiments
posted 05-05-21
Since 1999, University of Florida wind engineers and their colleagues have deployed portable weather towers in the path of almost every U.S. landfalling hurricane. Forrest Masters of the Powell Lab has been leading these missions since 2004.


Lori Peek Receives Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award for Environmental Sociology
posted 05-05-21
The American Sociological Association Section on Environmental Sociology has selected Lori Peek, Natural Hazards Center Director and Professor of Sociology, as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award.


Long-Term NIST Community Resilience Study Releases Second Report
posted 04-26-21
The NIST Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning has released their second report on the significant 2016 flooding of Lumberton, North Carolina. This report documents the recovery efforts and highlights community resilience in the aftermath of disaster.


NHERI Facilities Offer Virtual Office Hours
posted 04-22-21
The NHERI facilities are now holding regular office hours for researchers and prospective users to schedule virtual meetings for discussion of collaboration opportunities.


PBS Terra Channel Features Sutley, Lessons from Linwood Tornado
posted 04-21-21
NHERI research engineer Elaina Sutley, assistant professor at the University of Kansas, recently appeared on the PBS Terra channel to discuss the EF4 tornado that hit Linwood, Kansas in May of 2019.


Wall of Wind Competition Inspires High School Students to Become Engineers, Tackle Real-World Problems
posted 04-21-21
Teams of local high school students competing in the 2021 NHERI Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge were tasked with developing innovative wind mitigation concepts and solutions within guidelines set by FIU wind engineers.


DesignSafe Radio: Using Models to Protect our Coasts from Storm Surge, with Clint Dawson
posted 04-12-21
In April and May, the DesignSafe Radio podcast features a series of interviews with Clint Dawson of UT Austin, the Computation Hydraulics Group lead and a key member of the ADCIRC model development team..


NHERI CONVERGE Releases 7th Training Module: Broader Ethical Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Researchers
posted 04-08-21
The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) CONVERGE facility announces the release of its latest online training module which discusses important ethical considrations for conducting research in a disaster setting.


National Institute of Building Sciences Recognizes William Holmes for Public Safety Leadership
posted 03-24-21
NHERI's tech-transfer lead, William Holmes, has been honored with the Building Seismic Safety Council Leadership Award from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).


When Social Media Makes Sense
posted 03-12-21
Katerina Ziotopoulou, assistant professor of engineering at UC Davis, has social media tips for those seeking to successfully engage the community online.


Understanding and Ending Gender-based Violence in Fieldwork
posted 03-11-21
The NHERI CONVERGE facility is announcing the release of a new educational tool for natural hazards researchers to identify and help eliminate sources of gender-basd violence in fieldwork.


DesignSafe Dataset Awards 2021
posted 03-09-21
The NHERI DesignSafe team is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Dataset Awards. This year we recognize four outstanding datasets for their diverse contributions to natural hazards research. The datasets represent four different categories of data, including earthquake/geotechnical engineering, earthquake/structural engineering, hurricane reconnaissance, and hurricane simulation.


SimCenter Releases Updated "State of the Art..." Report
posted 03-04-21
SimCenter’s second report on the "State of the Art in Computational Simulation for Natural Hazards Engineering" provides an updated overview and review of the available methods, simulation approaches, and software tools for natural hazards engineering.


Kara Peterman Receives Early Career Award from American Institute of Steel Construction
posted 02-18-21
Kara Peterman, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts, has been recognized by the American Institute of Steel Construction for her contributions to structural steel engineering.


Malley Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
posted 02-18-21
James O. Malley, senior principal of Degenkolb Engineers and an active participant in the governance of NHERI, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.


Winter Bootcamp Fills Growing Need for Natural Hazards Engineering Programming Skills
posted 02-06-21
The NHERI SimCenter has found success filling a growing community need for natural hazards related programming skills with their annual, weeklong Winter Bootcamp series of seminars and training sessions.


NHERI REU, Summer Institute Deadlines Extended
posted 02-03-21
The NHERI ECO has extended deadlines for applying to both the 2021 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) internship program and the 2021 Summer Institute for Early Career Faculty travel assistance.


StEER Releases Details on Recent Earthquakes in Croatia and Indonesia
posted 02-03-21
The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) network has released their findings on two recent major earthquakes in Croatia and Indonesia.


NSF Renews Grants for Multiple NHERI Facilities
posted 02-03-21
As NHERI experimental facilities are nearing the end of their first 5-year funding grants, NSF has began to accept and grant renewal proposals from them.


Recon Report on M7 Samos Island (Aegean Sea) Earthquake, October 30, 2020
posted 01-28-21
An international collaboration of disaster reconnaissance teams responded to the October 2020 earthquake at Samos Island and have prepared reports on their natural hazards findings.


Ahsan Kareem Receives International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering
posted 01-22-21
Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Engineering, has received the 2020 International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).


Built Environment Exacerbates COVID-19 Pandemic, Researchers Say
posted 01-20-21
As communities across the United States struggle to manage a wave of COVID-19 infections, a multidisciplinary team of researchers argue that the pandemic has revealed the ways in which engineered structures and services have contributed to society’s challenges. .


International Honors for SimCenter's Kareem
posted 01-20-21
In 2020, SimCenter co-PI and Notre Dame Professor Ahsan Kareem was awarded two prestigious honors from international engineering associations for his contributions to the domain of natural hazards research.


Major Upgrade Underway at World's Largest Outdoor Shake Table
posted 01-08-21
The world's largest outdoor shake table located at the UC San Diego NHERI experimental facility has begun construction on a $16.3M upgrade to add full 6 degrees of freedom movement capabilities.


 

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