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Dr. Katrina Kremer


Dr.  Katrina Kremer
Swiss Seismological Service (SED)
ETH Zürich
Dr. Katrina Kremer
NO H 60
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich


I am working at the SED as postdoctoral researcher since February 2016. 

The focus of my research interest is the reconstruction of past environmental, geological and climate changes using geological archives (mostly lake sediments). I am especially interested in the seismic and aseismic, partly tsunamigenic, events recorded in lake sediments, studying their causes, their frequency and their deposits. At the SED I am focusing on the reconstruction of the paleoseismic events with the aim of extending the earthquake catalogue. I am also involved in the coordination and writing of diverse proposals.

Present Position

Since 01/2020 Oberassistant, Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

Previous Positions

02/2016-12/2019 Postdoc, Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich
Since 02/2017 funded by a Marie Heim Vögtlin fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation
04/2014-01/2016 Postdoc, Sediment Dynamics, Geological Institute, ETH Zurich
02/2010-03/2014 Research assistant (PhD student) at the Earth Science Department, University of Geneva
2006-01/2010 Laboratory and Teaching assistant, Geoscience Centre, Georg-August University of Göttingen


05/2014 PhD in Earth Sciences, University of Geneva
Reconstructing 4000 years of event history in deep Lake Geneva (Switzerland-France) – Insights from the sedimentary record
Advisor: Dr. S. Girardclos
09/2012 ECORD Summer School
Submarine Landslides, Earthquakes and Tsunami
Bremen, Germany
10/2009 MSc in Geology, Georg-August University of Göttingen
Patagonian fjord sediment core as Holocene climate archive
Advisors: Prof.  G. Wörner & Prof. Dr. V. Thiel
10/2007 BSc in Geology, Georg-August University of Göttingen
Zyklische Verteilung der Spurenelementverteilung am Stalagmit MA-1 aus Süd-Patagonien (Cyclic variation of trace elements in MA-1 Stalagmite from South-Patagonia)
Advisors:  Prof. G. Wörner  & Dr. K. Simon
07/2004 Baccalauréat with major in natural sciences and physics with “Mention: Très bien”, Collège Mboutou Sow (Kaolack, Sénégal)      
08/2020-07/2021 Plastic contamination history revealed by lake sediments
ETH Zürich Foundation project no. 2020-HS-371
02/2019-present Lake Tsunamis: Causes, Controls and Hazard
SNSF no. 171017
02/2017-01/2019 Lake Sediments as Archives of Paleoearthquakes in Switzerland
SNSF no. 171318
04/2014-01/2016 Dynamic Nankai Trough (Japan) and Swiss Molasse Basin: Investigating Neotectonic, Paleo-earthquakes and Associated Geohazards
SNSF no. 133481
Advisor: Prof. Michael Strasser
02/2010-03/2014 Quantifying Human Impact and Recent Climate Change Using Clastic Sediments from Lacustrine Records in Western Switzerland
SNSF no. 200021-121666 and 200020-146889
Advisor: Dr. S. Girardclos