Multi-Hazard & Multi-Scale Structural Dynamics & RISK Research Lab

Welcome to MHS DRISK Research Lab.

Post-doctoral and Graduate Student Research Assistant positions are available !
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Congratulations! Maryam Mortazavi passes her Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

October 09, 2017

Maryam Mortazavi, the first Ph.D. candidate in MHS DRISK Research Lab, successfully passes her Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.

Talk on Risk Management & Disaster Mitigation in the 2nd Annual DigitalC-CLE X, Cleveland, OH

September 26, 2017

Prof. Heo gave a talk in the 2nd Annual DigitalC-CLE X, Cleveland, OH. DigitalC-CLE X is an experimental day-long event to bring together Cleveland’s best minds in tech, design, art, science and education and to share creativity, spark ideas developing in Cleveland through 7-minute rapid-fire presentations. Professor Heo gave a talk titled “Risk Management & Disaster Mitigation” during this local networking event.

The 2017 Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellow

August 08, 2017

Professor Heo has been selected as an Early-Career Research Fellow of the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEMfor Award Year 2017. These competitive fellowships recognize emerging professionals at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health and well-being, or environmental protection. Prof. Heo is the only recipient from Structural Engineering out of ten recipients mostly from biology, chemistry, environmental engineering and policy across the country in 2017.

Presention on Multi-hazard Community Resilience at UKC 2017

August 10, 2017

Professor Heo gave a talk about multi-phase community resilience during the 19th US-KOREA Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC) in DC.

Presentation on nonlinear dynamic effects of offshore hazards at OMAE 2017

June 27, 2017

Professor Heo presented an important issue in evaluating the system-level performance using the finite element analysis method (FEM) for structures composed of strain-rate dependent materials during the 36 International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Artic Engineering (OMAE 2017) in Trondheim, Bergen.

CWRU Undergraduate Research ShowCASE 2017

April 21, 2017

Five undergraduate students of MHS DRISK Research Lab teamed up to presnet their research during the Research ShowCASE 2017 at CWRU. From the left, Saurav Shama (Sophomore), Annastasia Wong (Junior), Rachel Zable (Freshman), Olivia Okafor (Sophomore), Jessica McCoy (Senior-ShowCASE Team Leader), Prof. Heo, Maryam Mortazavi (Ph.D. candidate).

Moderated Two Sessions at 2017 ASCE SEI Conference

April 06~08, 2017

Professor Heo moderated two sessions titled 'Extreme Loads on Offshore Structures' during the 2017 ASCE-SEI Structures Congress in Denver, Colorado. Profesor Heo also gave a presentation on 'Multi-Hazards for Offshore Structure Installation' in one of her sessions.

Invited Seminar at University of Akron

November 18, 2016 (available at CWRU on November 28)

Professor Heo has been invited to University of Akron for a seminar on "How to Determine Design Level Blast Load for a Gas Explosion?"

FLACS Training at Case Western Reserve University

September 15~18, 2016

MHS-DRISK LAB held FLACS Training Courses on campus by by support from GexCon AS and CWRU ACES Opportunity Grant. 

Professor Heo and GexCon will plan to continue to hold an intensive joint training course program on Engineering Probability and Risk Analysis + Explosion and Fire Risk Analysis using FLACS at CWRU hereafter. If you have any further questions on this CWRU+GexCon course program, feel free to contact Professor Heo via email (yaheo [at] case [dot] edu).