A Message from the Director
Welcome to the virtual home of the Center for GeoHazards Studies at the University at Buffalo. The Center was founded in 2005 by Professor M.F. Sheridan, during a university-wide self analysis process termed UB2020.
GeoHazards is one of five centers associated with the Extreme Events Strategic Strength. The Center for GeoHazard Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary group of faculty members and students from the University at Buffalo and from institutions around the world that focuses on the reduction of harmful societal effects of hazards resulting from surface or near surface geological phenomena such as: landslides, mudflows, volcanic flows, avalanches, and surface or subsurface water flows.
The objective of the center is to link researchers involved with understanding and modeling the scientific and engineering aspects of hazardous geological phenomena with other researchers concerned with managing, communicating, or mitigating the effects of the consequent disasters.
This Center is administered through the Geology Department but works closely with several other participating faculty in different disciplines including:
Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
Microbiology & Immunology
Urban & Regional Planning
We also work closely with other research centers at UB including:
The Center for Computational Research (CCR)
The Center for Multisource Information Fusion (CMIF)
Calspan-UB Research Center (CUBRIC)
Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Greg Valentine, Director
Center for GeoHazards Studies