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Synolakis, Costas


Dr. Costas Synolakis

Contact information

Dr. Costas E. Synolakis
Sonny Astani Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Avenue, KAP 206C
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531

Tel:  (213) 740-0613
Fax: (213) 744-1426
Email: costas@usc.edu

Tsunami Research Center


Research Interests

  • Tsunami research; inundation field surveys, numerical and analytical modeling, and hazard assessment, mitigation and planning
  • Breaking waves
  • Wave runup
  • Hydrodynamic pressures on dams
  • Two-phase flow

Biographical information

Ph.D. 1985 California Institute of Technology
M.S. 1979 California Institute of Technology
B.S. 1978 California Institute of Technology