Welcome to NEES at Cornell
The George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) at Cornell University is one among fourteen research laboratories funded by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) for construction, expansion and modernization of the nation's earthquake engineering experimental research.
The Cornell Large-Scale Lifelines Testing Facility is a unique, world-class resource for research, education, and outreach focused on underground lifeline response to large ground deformation and the seismic performance of highly ductile above-ground structures using advanced materials and construction.
- Underground pipelines are lifelines when earthquakes strike. NEES@Cornell researchers have discovered how to make water lines that will bend and move rather than snap and rupture in an earthquake. more..
- The 10-week-long REU program offers two undergraduate students a unique research opportunity and lab experience at Cornell University. This is a paid summer internship. more..
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- Lifelines include underground water, waste and storm disposal, natural gas, and liquid fuel pipelines, electric power cables, and telecommunication conduits that are critical for public health, security, and economic well-being. more..