SimCenter Response to COVID-19 — The SimCenter is continuing operations at this time. In accordance with University requirements, workshops and in-person events are postponed until further notice. 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

  • Summer Bootcamp - With the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this event is being postponed or revamped for remote participation.
    • SimCenter headquarters at UC Berkeley

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 Collaborates on AI Workshop for Natural Hazards Engineering. The NHERI DesignSafe team in collaboration with the NHERI SimCenter hosted a 1.5 day workshop on February 18-19, 2020.




SimCenter’s Workshop on Disaster Recovery – Recap. The workshop fostered discussions and knowledge transfer across hazards (ground shaking, wind, and water), between disciplines (engineering, economics, social science), and among community roles (stakeholder, researcher, analyst).



SimCenter's New User Forum Released. The NHERI Simcenter has rolled out a new platform for user interaction. The User Forum replaces separate Slack channels and separate surveys for tool feature requests.



SimCenter at 2020 PEER Annual Meeting. At the 2020 PEER Annual Meeting held at UC Berkeley on January 16-17, 2020, the role of computational simulation in natural hazards research was emphasized in presentations provided by SimCenter co-directors Sanjay Govindjee and Greg Deierlein.



The SimCenter Welcomes Dr. Ajay Harish to the Software Development Team. Dr. Harish received his Doctorate (Magna cum laude), in mechanical engineering from Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.




The SimCenter hosted its Simulation and Data Needs to Support Disaster Recovery Planning workshop at the end of January. Thanks to all of the attendees for contributing to this exciting two day event!



The NHERI REU Summer Program provides research opportunities at the ten NHERI multi-hazard engineering sites during a 10-week summer research program. Application deadline extended to March 9, 2020.