Costas Synolakis

Expert on tsunamis and tsunami hazard mitigation, ocean water flow and pollutant migration, and coastal and beach erosion

Professor of civil and environmental engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering


  • computer tomography applications in materials testing
  • nondestructive testing of composites
  • nondestructive testing of asphalt pavements and concrete
  • natural hazard mitigation
  • vibration control
  • tsunamis
  • tsunami hazard mitigation
  • hydrodynamic pressures on dams
  • reservoir vibrations
  • disaster mitigation
  • natural hazard mitigation
  • ocean dispersion of pollutants
  • coastal effects of long waves
  • coastal and ocean engineering
  • beach erosion

Additional Information

    Recipient, Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation (1989)

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