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Elizabeth Kerr

Elizabeth Kerr

Contact Info

Phone: 574-631-9369


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
College of Engineering Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
College of Engineering Graduate (2008)

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.


2008 Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame
2007 M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame
2003 B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Evansville

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.

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