Upcoming Events

2019 Wall of Wind Experimental Facility User Workshop

June 14, 2019 | Miami, Florida


The NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility is hosting a one-day user workshop at Florida International University (FIU), in 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 EF for unsolicited, CAREER, and other types of NSF proposals. One session will be dedicated to “Preparing Competitive NSF Proposals (including CAREER Proposals).”
  3. Describe the procedures to perform large- and full-scale experiments using the NHERI WOW EF.
  4. Provide one-on-one sessions between EF’s team members and workshop participants to discuss research ideas and experimentation plans for NSF proposals
  5. Discuss the NHERI Science Plan focusing on key research areas emerging in natural hazard engineering

This onsite workshop will provide participants with valuable information about the resources and services available at the NHERI WOW and how to better engage the EF for obtaining NSF funding for natural hazards mitigation research and other basic science research. The workshop also will include a tour of the NHERI WOW EF and a demonstration of the EF capabilities.

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 for attending the workshop will be awarded in order of registration (hotel and flight arrangements will be managed by FIU up to $850 per individual).

We look forward to welcoming you to our workshop!

Preliminary Workshop Agenda | Schedule a One-on-One Session

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Alvite at ealvite@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 Roy Liu-Marques (rliumarq@fiu.edu) or Arindam Chowdhury (chowdhur@fiu.edu).