Christine Alfano

Christine Alfano, Ph.D.

Visiting Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Gellersen Hall, Room 211

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. pending – Colorado State University
M.S. – University of Miami – Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science 2012
B.S. – Valparaiso University 2009

Research Interests

  • Damage Assessment
  • Severe Weather
  • Structural Analysis, Performance, and Reliability
  • Residential Storm Shelters

Professional Affiliations

  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)


  • Standohar-Alfano, Christine D., and van de Lindt, John W., 2014:  Tornado Risk Analysis for Residential Wood-frame Roof Damage Across the United States. Journal of Structural Engineering (In Review).
  • Graettinger, A.J., Ramseyer, C.C., Freyne, S., Prevatt, D.O., Myers, L., Dao, T., Floyd, R.W., Holliday, L., Agdas, D., Haan, F.L., Richardson, J., Gupta, R., Emerson, R.N., Alfano, C., 2014:  Tornado Damage Assessment in the Aftermath of the May 20th 2013 Moore Oklahoma Tornado.  NSF Final Report.
  • Standohar-Alfano, Christine D., Freyne, Seamus, Graettinger, Andrew J., Floyd, Royce W., Dao, Thang N., 2014:  Performance of Residential Shelters in the May 20th, 2013 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado.  Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities.
  • Dao, Thang N., Graettinger, Andrew, Standohar-Alfano, Christine, Haan, Fred L., Gupta, Rakesh, Prevatt, David, Richardson, James, and Kashani, Alireza Geranmayeh, 2014:  Failure Progression Analysis of Observed Residential Structural Damage with the Tornado Wind Field.  Structures Congress 2014, 1448-1459.
  • Standohar-Alfano, Christine D., and van de Lindt, John W., 2014:  An Empirically-Based Probabilistic Tornado Hazard Analysis of the U.S. Using 1973-2011 Data. Natural Hazards Review, 10
  • van de Lindt, J., Amini, M.O., Standohar-Alfano, C., Dao, T., 2012:  Systematic Study of the Failure of a Light-Frame Wood Roof in a Tornado.  Buildings, 2, 519-533.
  • Standohar-Alfano, Christine D., 2012:  Impact of Upper Ocean Warming on Hurricane Intensity.  Open Access Theses.  Paper 362.