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Civil Seminar

Date:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Spencer Engineering Building (SEB)
Room: 1200
Cost:
Free

Collaborations on Large-Scale Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructures

On July 1, 2016 the Purdue University led team was officially named as the recipient of the Network Coordination Office (NCO) for the NSF-sponsored Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI).  The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a distributed, multi-user national facility that will provide the natural hazards research community with access to research infrastructure. NHERI is comprised of separate research infrastructure awards for a Network Coordination Office (NCO), Cyberinfrastructure (DesignSafe-CI), Computational Modeling and Simulation Center, and eight Experimental Facilities, including a post-disaster, rapid response research facility (RAPID). Information about the unique capabilities of these facilities can be found at: https://www.designsafe-ci.org/facilities/experimental/

In this presentation, we introduce the NHERI, summarize the NCO key planned activities in Year-1 and explore opportunities for collaboration between NHERI, the WindEEE Research Institute and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Western University.

Biography of Speaker:

Dr. Julio A. Ramirez is a Professor of structural engineering in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering of Purdue University. He is the Principal Investigator and Center Director of the Network Coordination Office (NCO) of the NSF funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). He has served as an Associate Editor for the Committee on Concrete and Masonry Structures (CCMS) Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Journal and has been a member of several National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) research panels. Prof. Ramirez has served in NSF proposal review panels for several directorates. Dr. Ramirez is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and the recipient of the 2000 Delmar Bloem Award and the 2006 Joe W. Kelly Award of the American Concrete Institute.

For the past 30 years Prof. Ramirez has been teaching and conducting research in structural engineering. His areas of expertise cover design, evaluation of performance and code development of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges and buildings. 

Host:
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Contact:
Kristen Edwards
civilgrad@uwo.ca
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