School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Dr. Fritz started his dual-appointment in March 2003 as Assistant Professor at the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program in Savannah and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Atlanta. His research centers on fluid dynamic aspects of natural hazards such as tsunamis, hurricane storm surges and landslides as well as their mitigation and coastal protection. Dr. Fritz obtained his Doctorate degree (Dr. Sc. Techn. ETH Ph.D. equivalent) in 2002 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Switzerland) better known under the German acronym ETH. He graduated from ETH as Civil Engineer in 1997 and received a diploma (dipl.-Bau Ing. ETH considered equivalent to a MSCE). He was licensed as Civil Engineer in Switzerland. 1st Lieutenant Fritz served in the Swiss Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers from 1994 until 2002. Dr. Fritz is a Swiss citizen and was born in Zurich, Switzerland on May 20, 1972.