UNR Highlights: Shaking Things Up

Dr. Keri Ryan and Earthquake Research at UNR

Dr. Keri Ryan is fully engaged in researching ways to make buildings more resilient to earthquakes. She believes that if we can find ways to make buildings withstand earthquakes, we can greatly reduce death tolls. Dr. Ryan has done research in Japan so that she could use the largest earthquake simulator in the world, and, despite doing all of her graduate work at Berkeley, chose to work at UNR because of the internationally renowned shake table (earthquake simulator) UNR has right on campus! She is excited for the coming of a new lab that will be able to hold five large-capacity shake tables.

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