UNIST Multi-hazard Research Center
Disasters in modern society are not individual but complex disasters. In order to effectively cope with such complex disasters, it is necessary to conduct research on multi-disciplinary research that covers various disciplines beyond the viewpoint of dealing with individual disasters. Based on this multidisciplinary research, systematic and efficient disaster management system implementation and related policy decisions must be made. In order to research and develop related technologies for more effective disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery throughout the disaster management, Ulsan Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has establish and operate the UNIST Multi-hazard Research Center in cooperation with various experts in IT, policy, and administration as well as relevant engineering and scientific fields and the National Disaster Management Research Institute (NDMI).
Science Walden Research Center
We are the members of Science Walden who take truths from feces standard money (FSM) for our community.
We are the environmental engineer, scientists, artists, and philosophers who are trying to prove our perception of the FSM to be real.
Heat Wave Resaerch Center
The UNIST Heatwave Research Center makes efforts in improving our understanding on the causes and processes of the heatwaves and developing state-of-the-art forecast systems in high accuracy.
The center is supported by the Korea Meteorological Administration for 2017-2025 as a national R&D project.
The center is participated by the research labs in UNIST, and the other universities, Chonnam National Univ., Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Kyungpook National Univ., and the Pukyoung National University.
East-Asia Earthquake Research Center
The East Asia Earthquake Research (EAER) Center aims to predict and mitigate damages from earthquakes through cutting-edge scientific technologies in multiple disciplines including geology, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, material engineering, and urban planning. We first focuses on solving urgent seismic issues in Korean Peninsula, and plans to expand our mission to help and collaborate with other countries in East Asia.
Specific research interests include, but are not limited to, earthquake simulations for major cities based on 3D mapping technologies, evaluation seismic fragility of structures and infrastructure, seismic reinforcement and retrofitting of structures and infrastructure, and prediction of earthquake wave propagation and other geotechnical consequences such as landslides and liquefactions.
The EAER Center has its headquarter in the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering (UEE) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), located in Ulsan, one of the most earthquake-prone regions in South Korea. The EAER Center consists of 9 professors, 5 research associates, and a number of research assistants, and owns equipment including abutment test wall, portable seismometers, geotechnical investigation tools, a shaking table, etc. The EAER Center also pursues to educate earthquake experts who will contribute the sustainability of our life styles in Korea and all around the world. Through multidisciplinary research and education, we aim to cultivate superior researchers in the areas related to earthquakes.