SimCenter Response to COVID-19 — The SimCenter is continuing operations at this time. In accordance with University requirements, workshops and trainings are conducted remotely. The SimCenter Forum is the best way for users to interact with the Development Team.


The SimCenter provides next-generation computational modeling and simulation software tools, user support, and educational materials to the natural hazards engineering research community with the goal of advancing the nation’s capability to simulate the impact of natural hazards on structures, lifelines, and communities.


Upcoming Events

  • Live Expert Tips with SimCenter Developers: 11:00 -12:00 AM Pacific Time

December 3: "Regional Damage and Loss Analysis with GIS Post-processing and Visualization" using R2D with Dr. Stevan Gavrilovic - Register Here
December 10: "Calibrating an OpenSees material model using experimental data" using quoFEM with Dr. Aakash Bangalore Satish - Register Here
December 17: "Coupling Regional-scale Tsunami Simulation with Local-scale Structural Response" using Hydro-UQ with Dr. Ajay B. Harish - Register Here

  • Applications Now Open for 2022 NHERI REU Summer Program
    • Completed application with letters of recommendation due February 4, 2022
  • Applications Now Open for 2022 NHERI Summer Institute
    • June 20-22, 2022, on-site, at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Online participation is also available
    • To be considered for a travel stipend, participants must apply by Feb 11, 2022

Recent Publications

"A Cloud-Enabled Application Framework for Simulating Regional-Scale Impacts of Natural Hazards on the Built Environment"

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Recent News (News Archive)

SimCenter Data Science Interns – Fall 2021. This Fall semester, four UC Berkeley undergraduate students are completing an exciting internship with the NHERI SimCenter in the “Deep-learning for compressing scientific data and generating real-time predictions of storm-surge” project.


The 2022 NHERI REU program application window is now open. Find details and application instructions online in the NHERI Learning Center. Completed application with letters of recommendation due February 4, 2022.


The SimCenter is inspired to share the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) recent Dear Colleague Letter. The SimCenter is poised to collaborate with researchers intending to fulfill this NSF-mandated mission through modeling, computation, and simulation.


Valuable Resource about Extreme Winds. Ahsan Kareem, SimCenter co-PI and Robert Moran Professor of Engineering and director of the NatHaz (Natural Hazards) Laboratory at University of Notre Dame, co-editor and contributor to the The Oxford Handbook of Non-Synoptic Wind Storms.



UC Berkeley Announces Two Postdoctoral Position Openings: Software Development for CFD and Machine Learning at the NHERI SimCenter. Review of applications will begin on October 29, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The National Science Foundation has awarded the NHERI SimCenter a four year renewal that provides $12.75M to develop and promote advanced modeling and simulation technologies for natural hazards engineering researchers and practitioners to understand and quantify the effects of earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural hazards on buildings, lifelines, and communities.


Webinar Archives

Visit the Knowledge Hub to view past SimCenter Webinars.

SimCenter Early Career Research Webinars – A Call for Candidates

The SimCenter is seeking Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Faculty who would like to share their simulation-based natural hazard engineering research with their peers. Webinars are anticipated to be 45 minutes in length followed by 15-30 minutes of Q&A. Complete the .