Catherine M. Petroff, Ph.D.
Catherine has over twenty-five years of experience in tsunamis, coastal engineering, hydraulics, and marine construction. As a consultant in coastal engineering and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington, Dr. Petroff’s experience covers a wide range of topics in tsunami science: from education to fieldwork to research. Her tsunami expertise centers on coastal effects: predicting structural loading and understanding fluid and sediment motion that occur during tsunamis. She led a forensic survey of the 1994 Skagway Alaska tsunami and participated in a post-tsunami survey of Peru in 1997. She has been a member of the tsunami research community since 1987 and has worked with many of the leading experts in this field.