Upcoming Events

WOW User Workshop

November 3, 2017

The NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) will be hosting a one day user workshop at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL. The focus of the workshop is to:

  1. Provide researchers with information on the capabilities of the NHERI WOW EF for advanced natural hazard engineering research
  2. Explore opportunities to use the NHERI WOW EF for unsolicited, CAREER, and other types of NSF proposals (one session will be dedicated to CAREER proposal writing)
  3. Detail the procedures to perform large- and full-scale experiments (including aerodynamic, aeroelastic, destructive, and wind-driven rain tests)
  4. Discuss the Science Plan focusing on Key Research areas emerging in natural hazard engineering
  5. Provide a platform for collaboration to facilitate multi-disciplinary, multi-hazards research

This onsite workshop will provide faculty members with valuable information about the resources and services available at the NHERI WOW EF, and how to better engage the EF for obtaining NSF funding for natural hazards mitigation research. Also, the workshop will include a tour of the facility and a live test demonstration.

Participation and financial support for travel will be limited and priority will be given to faculty planning to submit NSF proposals that intend to use the NHERI WOW EF. Financial support will be awarded in order of registration. Please register for the workshop by filling out the required fields on this page.

We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming workshop. Please register using the form on this page. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Maryam Refan at mrefan@fiu.edu.


Research Planning Workshop


NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) is currently accepting requests from faculty (potential EF users) to attend Research Planning Workshops, throughout the year, at the WOW EF in Miami, FL.

The Research Planning Workshops are designed for individuals and smaller groups (2-3) to help them determine the best way to engage with the WOW facility while developing NSF proposals. This one-day workshop can be scheduled any time of the year. The main focus of these workshops is to:

  1. Help potential EF users in developing the experimental section of their individual or collaborative NSF proposals in a one-on-one setup with the EF team
  2. Provide researchers with information on the capabilities of the NHERI WOW EF to advance natural hazard engineering research
  3. Provide a tour of the NHERI WOW EF and describe the three main types of multi-scale tests (aerodynamic/aeroelastic, destructive and wind-driven rain) conducted at the NHERI WOW EF
  4. Discuss the NHERI Science Plan and recent advancements in experimental and numerical research in natural hazard mitigation
  5. Help users to explore opportunities to utilize the NHERI WOW EF for NSF projects, including but not limited to, projects focusing on validating computational fluid dynamics and other numerical simulation methods


There is no registration fee, however, participation and financial support are limited. For more information about this workshop, contact Maryam Refan (mrefan@fiu.edu).