Hermann M. Fritz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
Mason Civil Engineering Building, Room 2237
One in 10 tsunamis is caused by a landslide, yet there are no hazard maps for landslide or volcano-triggered tsunamis. We’re trying to fill the gaps in terms of how high and how far inland waves can go that are generated by landslides.
Hermann Fritz, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology Regional Engineering Center in Savannah. Fritz's research centers on fluid dynamic aspects of natural hazards such as tsunamis, hurricane storm surges, landslides including those submarine, as well as coastal protection.
He is part of a research team investigating the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean, Chile, Indonesia, Japan and most recently the Solomon Islands. He was among those interviewed for the 2012 History Channels "Megaquake 10.0."