Shangjia Dong, member of the Hub's buildings and households thrusts and a core faculty member in the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center, has been awarded an Early Career Research Fellowship by the Gulf Coast Research Program.

Harnessing Data to Inform Disaster-Related Decisions

Disasters — and how to plan for them and respond to them — are on Shangjia Dong’s daily agenda.

As an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware and a core faculty member in UD’s Disaster Research Center (DRC), he is working to harness the power of algorithms and computational models to expand our understanding of the cascading effects of disaster, especially for vulnerable populations.

His work is already drawing significant support. He is one of six scientists who have been awarded a 2023 Early-Career Research Fellowship (ECRF) in Human Health and Community Resilience by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Learn more about Dr. Dong and his latest work in this UDaily feature.