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Adjunct Research Scientist, Northwest Research Associates

Dr. Christian D. Klose, is Senior Research Scientist at Think Geohazards ( and is Affiliate Scientist at North West Research Associates. He joined Think GeoHazards in 2009 as an expert on natural hazards and human security. Previously, he worked at Columbia University, New York City. Christian received his PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland. Since then he has been studying the complexity of natural hazards and their impacts on our society and vice versa.


  • 2009–present
    Affiliate Scientist, NorthWest Research Associates
  • 2009–present
    Senior Research Scientist, Think Geohazards
  • 2005–2009
    Research Scientist, Columbia University


  • 2003 
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Doctor of Sciences