Proposal Development Grants Awarded

Collaborative Opportunity for Students in Earthquake Engineering/Disaster Research
February 3, 2020
QuakeCoRE Seminar – 20 March 2020
March 4, 2020

Congratulations to the five early career researchers that were recently awarded Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE Proposal Development Grants as part of our 2020 Strategic Funding. The grants will provide support for research-related costs for the development of contestable external research proposals. The aim of the grant is to provide seed funding to enable miscellaneous data collection, analysis, proposal team building for the purpose of preparing strong proposals in competitive Aotearoa New Zealand public funding rounds.

Funding was awarded to the following researchers.

Researcher Name Organisation Proposed Title Mentor
Cécile L’Hermitte University of Waikato Resilient and adaptable transport across modes: existing barriers, key enablers and supply chain benefits in New Zealand Liam Wotherspoon
Robin Lee University of Canterbury Earthquake-induced ground motion prediction: Realizing the paradigm shift from empirical relations to physics-based simulation methods Brendon Bradley
Tom Logan University of Canterbury Multi-hazard resilience analysis for communities Thomas Wilson
Yang Zou University of Auckland Combining Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Autonomous Multi-locomotion Robots for Post-earthquake Search, Rescue and Building Condition Assessment Jason Ingham
Ali Tasalloti University of Canterbury Could granular wastes be recycled and reused as a source of sustainable and low-cost construction materials for enhancing the seismic resilience of residential buildings? Gabriele Chiaro


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