MCEER is a national multidisciplinary and multi-hazard earthquake engineering research center, helping communities by developing new knowledge, tools and technologies to increase disaster resiliency in the face of earthquakes and other extreme events.

MCEER lab shake test

MCEER was established at the University at Buffalo by the National Science Foundation in 1986 as the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER). In 1998, the center was renamed to the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). This led to the genesis of its current name, MCEER.

Researchers from UB, industry partners and institutions throughout the United States work together to address technical impacts natural and man-made hazards have critical infrastructure, facilities and society.