CEE Faculty Profile

Hermann Marc Fritz

Associate Professor

Affinity Group: Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources
Office: Mason 2237
Phone: 404/385-1803
Email: fritz@gatech.edu
Web: http://www.gtsav.gatech.edu/cee/groups/tsunami/

Biography

Dr. Hermann Fritz is an associate professor of civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is an expert on tsunamis and coastal hazards, such as submarine landslides and hurricane storm surges, as well as their mitigation and coastal protection. Dr. Fritz has led or participated in more than a dozen post-disaster reconnaissance campaigns encompassing tsunami, [Read More]

Research Interests

  • Tsunamis, bores, non-linear and breaking waves
  • Subaerial and submarine landslides and oceanic volcano island collapses
  • Hurricane storm surges and coastal flooding Hydropower
  • Wave and tidal energy Hydraulic, coastal, marine and offshore structures
  • River engineering
  • Sediment transport and morphologic processes
  • Advanced whole field multi-dimensional laser measurement techniques
  • Numerical simulation of multiphase flows
  • Natural hazard mitigation and risk analysis
  • Natural and man-made hazards

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, 2002
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, 1997