Associate Professor, Asian School of the Environment
Assistant Dean, (Development), College of Science
Deputy Director of Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus and Principal Investigator
Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS)
Adam Switzer holds concurrent positions as Associate Professor at the Asian School of the Environment, Assistant Dean (Development) at the College of Science, Deputy Director of Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus and Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS). He is a broadly trained coastal geoscientist who studies catastrophic marine inundation events (tsunami or large storms), sea level changes, coral reefs and tropical coasts. After obtaining a BSc and PhD in Geosciences from the University of Wollongong, Australia he accepted an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong fellowship to study at The University of Hong Kong where he held positions as Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Assistant Professor. His work on coral reefs and tropical coasts focuses on coral records of environmental change including the study of past ocean changes, pollutants, storm and tsunami events and heavy metal sedimentation.
Adam is a former Executive Committee Member of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society and he has authorship on >95 peer-review publications. He is a founding editor of the Journal Communications Earth and Environment from Nature. Adam is also passionate about science communication and has appeared in documentaries for Mediacorp (Singapore), Curiosity Channel (Discovery) and BBC (UK) and delivered invited talks a numerous international venue including the World Economic Forum.