At UC San Diego, we advance the engineering research essential to protect critical infrastructure and bio-systems from extreme hazardous events.

Center researchers are world-renowned experts in experimental and computational methods for extreme events research. We leverage this expertise to develop better ways to protect entire built infrastructures, as well as bio-systems, from extreme events such as blasts from terrorist attacks and mining explosions, car crashes, sports collisions, and natural disaster such as landslides.

After an extreme event, researchers from the Center for Extreme Events Research provide rapid damage and vulnerability assessments to the first responders so that they can make informed decisions in challenging situations.

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