Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response
A UB 2020 Academic and Strategic Strength
The Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response strategic strength concentrates on mitigation of and response to extreme events, which defines a field of multi-hazard research that is a natural extension of past UB activities and existing strengths.
It encompasses research activities at UB in earthquake engineering, terrorism-resistant construction, fire engineering, multi-hazard engineering, risk assessment, remote sensing, human performance in disaster situations, post-disaster response and recovery, exposure to chemical, biological and nuclear agents, GIS science, medicine, and many others.
It brings together experts from various departments at UB, and benefits from the availability of unique state-of-the-art experimental facilities, experience in national, federally-funded multi-campus and multidisciplinary engineering and social science research management, and a demonstrated capability to bring research results into practice in a speedy manner.
Read more about research activities, events and faculty profiles related to extreme events.
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The Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response strategic strength opens up a considerable breath of opportunities for UB faculty members to collaborate. A Directory of Extreme Event Expertise provides contact information, research interests and a summary of recent relevant research. The directory can be browsed by name or department, searched by keyword, or viewed in its entirety.