Dr. Manzari receives four-year grant from the National Science Foundation

August 09, 2016

Dr. Majid Manzari has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to lead an international collaborative research project aimed at producing high quality experimental data to establish the validity and range of applicability of existing computational models and simulation procedures for soil liquefaction analysis.  Liquefaction is a pervasive problem during earthquakes that causes significant and costly damages to civil infrastructure. The research partners include GW as the lead institution, University of California at Davis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cambridge University (UK), Kyoto University (Japan), NCU (Taiwan), Zhejiang University (China), IFSTTAR (France), KAIST and KWater (Korea), and HKUST (Hong Kong).  The NSF support for the U.S. institutions (GW, UCD, and RPI) is more than $1.3 million, of which $407,000 is the GW share.  The international participants also receive funding from the NSF counterparts in their respective countries.