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Katherine Barnhart

Katy Barnhart is a Research Civil Engineer in the Landslide Hazards program.  

Professional Experience

  • 2020-present: Research Civil Engineer, Landslide Hazards Program, Geologic Hazards Science Center 

  • 2020-2021: Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow 

  • 2018-2020: National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado at Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environment and Department of Geological Sciences

  • 2016-2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environment and Department of Geological Sciences

  • 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania 

Education and Certifications

  • University of Colorado, Ph.D., 2015, Geological Sciences

  • University of Colorado, M.S., 2010, Geological Sciences

  • Princeton University, B.S.E., 2008, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • CSDMS Terrestrial Working Group Member Spotlight Award, 2020

  • USGS Mendenhall Fellowship, 2020

  • NSF-EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017

  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, 2012-2015

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2010

  • W. Taylor Thom Jr. Prize, Princeton Department of Civil Engineering, 2008

  • Arthur F. Buddington Award, Princeton Department of Geological Sciences, 2008

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