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Elizabeth Kerr

Elizabeth Kerr

Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
College of Engineering

Graduate (2008)
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Graduate (2008)
College of Engineering

Email: ecarsten@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-9369

Education

Ph.D, University of Notre Dame, 2008

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2007

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Evansville, 2003

Biography

Staff Structural Engineer, Gwin, Dobson, & Foreman Engineers, Inc. 2007-2008

Registered Professional Engineer in State of Indiana

Recent Papers

Vichit-Vadakan, W. & Kerr, E.A. (2009) "Transport Properties of Fire-Exposed Concrete," Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, 7(3), 393-401.

Odelson, J.B., Kerr, E.A., Vichit-Vadakan, W. (2007) "Young's Modulus of Cement Paste at Elevated Temperatures," Cement and Concrete Research, 37(2), 258-263.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Dr. Kerr works closely with the undergraduates in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Earth Sciences as the director of undergraduate studies. She also serves as the advisor of Notre Dame's student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). The students work on projects such as the concrete canoe and steel bridge throughout the school year and compete against 18 other teams at the Great Lakes Regional conference every spring. The steel bridge competition requires students to design, build, construct, and load a steel bridge based on the project specifications. The students are then judged on aesthetics, construction speed, efficiency, and cost. The concrete canoe team designs, builds and races a concrete canoe that floats. The canoe team is judged on aesthetics, race time, presentation, and a technical paper.

News

Faculty Awards Honor Undergraduate Teaching and Advising

May 9, 2018

Three engineering faculty are among the 20 faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Two of the three honored honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising are also engineering faculty.

College of Engineering Introduces New Minor Targeting Resiliency and Sustainability

February 15, 2017

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences has added a new minor targeting resiliency and sustainability for the development of future innovators who can generate novel solutions and sustainable policies that protect cities and citizens from natural and manmade hazards while also helping to mitigate the effects of those hazards.