Christine Alfano, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Engineer

Christine Alfano Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Engineer

Dr. Standohar-Alfano is a Senior Engineer with Haag Global. Dr. Alfano has achieved the Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) designation from the American Meteorological Society, and is the only P.E. in the U.S. with a CCM designation. She has inspected and assessed damage to hundreds of roofs including asphalt composition, tile, and various commercial roofing systems. She has written and published many articles on tornadoes and resultant damage in peer-reviewed literature and she has presented her results at numerous national and international conferences. Additionally, she has participated in several large-scale post-disaster surveys for tornadoes and hurricanes. Dr. Standohar-Alfano has provided expert testimony as both a meteorologist and engineer in cases involving roof and building envelope performance. She has also taught several continuing education courses for Haag Education and for Haag’s Certified Inspector programs for residential and wind damage certification. Prior to joining Haag, Dr. Standohar-Alfano was a research engineer and was involved in testing small- and full-scale building components and systems against wind, wind-driven rain, wildfire, and hail.

Primary Areas of Consulting

  • Roofing Systems 
    Commercial and residential
    Wind/hail damage evaluations
    Quality of manufacture and installation
  • Building Envelope Systems 
    Commercial and residential
    Wind/hail damage evaluations
    Quality of manufacture and installation
  • Evaluation of Wind Damage to Structures
    Commercial and residential
    Hurricane, tornado, and straight-line wind evaluations
  • Construction Defect Evaluations
    Commercial and residential
    Moisture intrusion evaluations
    Building code compliance
  • Meteorological Investigations
    Severe weather events
    Storm surveys
    Precipitation/temperature/wind analysis

Licensed Professional Engineerin the States of: Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Virginia


  • American Meteorological Society
  • Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM)
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honor Society

College Education

  • Bachelor of Science - Meteorology, Summa Cum Laude
    Valparaiso University
  • Master of Science - Meteorology
    University of Miami
  • Doctorate in Civil Engineering
    Colorado State University

Testimony history available upon request.

2224 East 117th St. * Burnsville, MN 55337 * 952-808-7100 *