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

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 Nomination Form.


Recent News (News Archive)

SimCenter Welcomes 2019 Summer REUs. The NHERI SimCenter is hosting four REU students at UC Berkeley this summer. NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program promotes education and research through internships in active research.




SimCenter Collaboration on $4.9M PEER Research Project
The SimCenter is a collaborator on a $4.9 million, 2.5-year research project led by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER).


SimCenter Webinar:
Earthquake Damage and Loss Assessment with SimCenter's PBE Application
Presenter: Adam Zsarnóczay




SimCenter's Deierlein Named ASCE Distinguished Member

Greg Deierlein, co-director of the NHERI SimCenter, has been honored with inclusion in the American Society of Civil Engineer's 2019 class of Distinguished Members for major contributions to the field of structural engineering.


SimCenter Training in Natural Hazards Engineering Workshop. The first annual SimCenter Training Workshop in Natural Hazards Engineering: June 13-14, 2019 at UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station.




Programming Bootcamp. Registration is now open for the second annual SimCenter Programming Bootcamp: July 22-26, 2019 - UC Berkeley's Richmond Field Station.