Principal Investigator, Tectonics Group
Adam SWITZER is a sedimentologist and geomorphologist, who holds the positions of Singapore NRF Fellow, Nanyang Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator at The Earth Observatory of Singapore and Division of Earth Sciences in SPMS at Nanyang Technological University.
He and his research group are investigating the geological record of coastal hazards (storms and tsunamis) in Southeast Asia. One of the driving aims of Dr Switzer’s research group is to make the coastlines of Asia safer places to live, work and holiday. Currently, Asia is the focus of his research program and Singapore has the resources to enable him to effectively study the sedimentary and geomorphic effects of tsunamis and storm surges. Dr Switzer’s 10 strong research group currently works in 9 different countries throughout the world.
Dr Switzer obtained a BSc and PhD in Geosciences from the University of Wollongong, Australia, before completing his post-doctoral studies at the University of Hong Kong.