Prof. Dr. Robert Weiss

FEC Executive Committee Position: IPO USA

Robert Weiss is an Earth scientist whose research is in the intersect of Geoscience, Engineering, and Applied Mathematics to study the impact of coastal hazards.

He has more than 15 years of experience developing and coupling numerical tools to quantitatively study the tsunami-wave propagation and impact, tsunami sediment transport, and how sea-level rise alters the future tsunami hazards.

Robert is a Professor of Natural Hazard in the Department of Geoscience at Virginia Tech, the director of a graduate education program in disaster resilience and risk management (DRRMVT), the lead of the Virginia Tech’s International Program Office of the Future Earth Coasts program, and the co-lead of Coastal@VT a faculty-led, university-wide initiative to build research and education capacities in coastal-zone research.