Prof. Dr. Michael Strasser
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Phone: +41 44 632 61 50
Fax: +41 44 632 10 80
Michael Strasser has been Assistant Professor for Sediment Dynamics (SNF Professorship from the Swiss National Science foundation) at the Department of Earth Sciences’ Geological Institute since 2011.
Born in 1977 in Kilchberg, Switzerland, he gained his Diploma in Earth Science and his PhD in 2007 from ETH Zurich. Following this, he received a SNSF fellowship for prospective researcher to support post-doctoral work at the Research Centre for Ocean Margins, University of Bremen, Germany. From 2008 - 2011 he worked as MARUM Post-Doc fellow at the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences and DFG cluster of Excellence “The Ocean in the Earth System” at University of Bremen.
Michael Strasser conducts research on the quantitative characterization of dynamic sedimentary and tectonic processes and related geohazards both along ocean margins and in lacustrine settings. He investigates subaquatic sediment deformation and failure processes, their structures and deposits, and how they are embedded in the stratigraphic context. For his research he makes use of geophysical, sedimentological, geotechnical and numerical-modelling techniques. An important pillar of Strasser´s research is his involvement in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), which explores Earth's structure and history through scientific ocean drilling.
Professor Strasser's contributs to the better understanding of the geological processes that govern the nature and evolution of earthquakes, subaquatic landslides and tsunamis. His research results help towards a more accurate assessment of risks from such natural hazards to people and infrastructure.
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