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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University

Erich Wolff is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering and architecture. His doctoral research explored the first-hand experiences of leading a citizen science flood-monitoring project conducted in partnership with communities living in Indonesia and Fiji. This project collected more than 5000 photos of floods that were used to inform the design of nature-based infrastructure systems in the area. Having participated in research projects in Brazil, Colombia, USA and Australia, he has collaborated in courses in several institutions including RMIT and Monash University (AUS), University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Technical University of Delft (NL). His most recent publications examine participatory methods in disaster science and interrogate how communities can contribute to more nuanced and democratic decision-making in the realm of natural infrastructure design and planning.


  • 2022–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, NTU
  • 2020–2022
    Lecturer, RMIT


  • 2022 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2014 
    University of Brasilia, Masters in Geotechnics
  • 2012 
    University of Brasilia, Bachelors in Civil Engineering


  • 2021
    The promise of a “people-centred” approach to floods: Types of participation in the global literature of citizen science and community-based flood risk reduction in the context of the Sendai Framework, Progress in Disaster Science
  • 2021
    Collaborating With Communities: Citizen Science Flood Monitoring in Urban Informal Settlements, Urban Planning