Dan Zehner

Facility Scheduling and Operations Coordinator, NHERI Network Coordination Office

Dan Zehner is the Facility Scheduling and Operations Coordinator for the NHERI Network Coordination Office (NCO) and has been in that role since September 2016. Mr. Zehner has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and since graduating from college in 2009, he has worked in a variety of industries from ship systems engineering on nuclear submarines, manufacturing engineering with Subaru, and validation engineering at Caterpillar’s large engine facility in Lafayette, Indiana. Notable projects in his career include founding the 3D printing group at the Electric Boat shipyard (which continues to revolutionize mechanical design and naval architecture for nuclear submarines), contributing to the successful launch of the 2015 Subaru Outback and Legacy (the highest selling vehicles in Subaru history), the creation of the NHERI scheduling system (which provides open, transparent, and equitable access to NHERI facilities, resources, and expertise), and the launch of NHERI’s podcast, DesignSafe Radio (which highlights scientists both inside and outside NHERI that are working to advance natural hazards research and help make society more resilient).


Lessons Learned: Application to NHERI Experimental Facilities
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 8:00 am
Attend a Panel Discussion that leads to a Hands-on Exercise facilitated by representatives of the Large Facilities community on the formal lessons learned program developed for the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI).

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