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Richard Krupar III, Ph.D.

Richard Krupar
Richard Krupar III, Ph.D.

Richard Krupar III is a postdoctoral associate with the Department of Fire Protection Engineering and an affiliate of the Center for Disaster Resilience in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is developing a risk matrix to improve emergency management and financial risk decision making for hurricanes, floods, winter storms, fires, and other extreme weather phenomena.

Krupar joins the University of Maryland after serving as a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Queensland in Australia. During his 18 month tenure, he developed a multihazard tropical cyclone disaster impact scenario model for the region that integrated the risks of wind, rainfall, and storm tide. He also examined the relationships between dual-Doppler radar-derived wind fields and observed building damages during the November 2014 Brisbane hailstorm.

While earning his Ph.D. in wind science and engineering at Texas Tech University, Krupar served as a student ambassador of the National Wind Institute and represented the institute at local outreach events, including Severe Weather Awareness Day. He was also the field coordinator for the Texas Tech University Hurricane Research Team, participating in the deployments for hurricanes Irene (2011), Isaac (2012), and Sandy (2012). His research explored ways to improve the estimation of near-surface winds in landfalling hurricanes.

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301-405-3963

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Richard Krupar III is a postdoctoral associate with the Department of Fire Protection Engineering and an affiliate of the Center for Disaster Resilience in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

He is developing a risk matrix to improve emergency management and financial risk decision making for hurricanes, floods, winter storms, fires, and other extreme weather phenomena.