Research

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QuakeCoRE aims to establish and link multi-institutional national research programmes that are internationally networked. The research programmes will advance the science and implementation pathways of earthquake resilience through system-level science with highly integrated collaborations coordinated across the physical, engineering and social sciences and relevant research institutions. Our research is organised into Technology Platforms, Flagship Programmes, Integrative Projects and Special Projects.


 
 

Flagship Programmes

Five Flagship Programmes (FP) are leading high-impact research through research collaboration, engagement with end-users, and the wider earthquake resilience research ecosystem.

Leader: Brendon Bradley
Deputy Leader: David Dempsey & Seokho Jeong
Industry Representative: Didier Pettinga , Holmes Consulting

This flagship aims to provide a paradigm shift in ground motion prediction via theoretical developments in physics-based simulation methods and their utilisation in engineering design and assessment. 

Leader: Misko Cubrinovski
Deputy Leader: Rolando Orense & Sjoerd van Ballegooy
Industry Representative: Sjoerd van Ballegooy, Tonkin & Taylor

This flagship focuses on next-generation assessment methods and mitigation strategies for soil liquefaction, one of the principal earthquake hazards affecting land and infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Leader: Ken Elwood
Deputy Leader: Ilan Noy
Industry Representative: Derek Baxter, Wellington City Council 

This flagship addresses the risk posed by collapse-vulnerable earthquake-prone buildings through a multi-disciplinary lens. 

Leader: Ken Elwood
Deputy Leader: Ilan Noy
Industry Representative: Derek Baxter, Wellington City Council 

This flagship addresses the risk posed by collapse-vulnerable earthquake-prone buildings through a multi-disciplinary lens. 

Leader: David Johnston
Deputy Leader: Caroline Orchiston & Wendy Saunders 
Industry Representative: Dan Neely, WREMO 

This flagship focuses on determining how we decide where to invest our limited resources to most effectively improve Aotearoa New Zealand’s resilience to earthquakes.