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September 15, 2021

StEER logoThe Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has issued a Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR) for the M7.2 Nippes, Haiti Earthquake that occurred on August 14, 2021.

September 14, 2021

The American Institute of Steel Construction has awarded its 2022 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award to Amit Kanvinde, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the College of Engineering at University of California, Davis. The T.R.

The American Institute of Steel Construction has awarded the 2021 Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award to Erica Fischer, PE, PhD, Assistant Professor at Oregon State University. The Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award provides recognition to faculty who demonstrate promise in the areas of structural steel research, teaching, and other contributions to the structural steel industry.

September 13, 2021

We are excited to present PEER Student Representatives. These students will support the PEER Student Committee in implementing new initiatives during the 2021-2022 year.

The PEER Student Committee is pleased to present our next spotlighted researcher in the "Meet the PEER Students'' Series. The series features students and postdoctoral researchers who conduct exciting research projects, engage in leadership activities, and perform exceptional work. This month, we met Dr. Sifat Muin, a postdoctoral researcher at PEER.

September 3, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Machine Learning for Analysis and Risk Management of Complex Infrastructure Systems" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Jack W. Baker, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University. The Research Team includes Rodrigo Silva Lopez, PhD Student, Stanford University.

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August 31, 2021

August 30, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2021/05 "City-Scale Multi-Infrastructure Network Resilience Simulation Tool." It was authored by Kenichi Soga, Renjie Wu, Bingyu Zhao and Chaofeng Wang.

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August 12, 2021

The impact of a PEER funded research project "Liquefaction Evaluation of Gravelly Soils: An integrated Laboratory Testing and Numerical Modeling Approach" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley. The Research Team includes Jongchan Kim, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley; Bofei Xu, Ph.D. Student, UC Berkeley; Nathaniel Wagner, Ph.D., P.E., Slate Geotechnical Consultants; Misko Cubrinovski, Professor, University of Canterbury, NZ.

August 11, 2021

The PEER Student Committee is pleased to present our next spotlighted researcher in the "Meet the PEER Students'' Series. The series features students and postdoctoral researchers who conduct exciting research projects, engage in leadership activities, and perform exceptional work. This month, we met Francisco A. Galvis, a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.

July 21, 2021

PEER is pleased to announce that the 2021 Blind Prediction Competition is now open!

July 19, 2021

This special issue of Earthquake Spectra showcases new developments in earthquake hazard and risk assessments relevant to Central and Eastern North America (CENA). This unique collection of papers marks a significant advancement in the documentation and understanding of hazard and risk of this stable continental region with rare but significant seismicity.

July 14, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2021/04: "Towards Multi-Tier Modeling of Liquefaction Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure." It was authored by Brett W. Maurer, Mertcan Geyin and Alex J. Baird, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington.

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June 25, 2021

The journal "Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering" is planning a special issue on innovations in structural health monitoring and has released a call for papers. Since 2001 twelve special issues of "Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering" have been devoted to Health Monitoring of Structures, and another special issue of the journal will be devoted to this topic in early 2022.

June 22, 2021

The PEER Student Committee is pleased to present our first spotlighted researcher in the "Meet the PEER Students'' Series. The series features students and postdoctoral researchers who conduct exciting research projects, engage in leadership activities, and perform exceptional work. This month, we met Dr. Maha Kenawy, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

June 9, 2021

The journal "Reliability Engineering & System Safety" is planning a special issue on safety and reliability of transportation systems. This special issue focuses on the new and challenging problems in safety and reliability of transportation systems.

June 7, 2021

PEER has just published Report No. 2021/03: "Effective Stress Analysis of Liquefaction Sites and Evaluation of Sediment Ejecta Potential." It was authored by Daniel Hutabarat and Jonathan D. Bray, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

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PEER has just published Report No. 2021/02: "Implementation, Verification, and Validation of the PM4Sand Model in OpenSees." It was authored by Long Chen and Pedro Arduino, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington.

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May 17, 2021

The National Science Foundation has announced a three year renewal of the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network (CMMI 2103550), building off the initial EAGER award (CMMI 1841667) that responded to over three dozen natural hazard events, involving over 150 different persons,