Kevin Walsh

Kevin Walsh

Associate Teaching Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences






156 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

Kevin Walsh’s primary areas of research interest are sustainable and resilient infrastructure, pultruded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) structural framing, inventory and seismic assessment of masonry and concrete buildings, large-scale experimental testing including the testing of in situ structures, unbonded post-tensioning strand/anchorage systems, modern masonry construction materials, and the professional practice of structural engineering.

He is the Principal Investigator (PI) in experimentally testing proprietary pultruded FRP framing members and connections and in carrying out a seismic risk assessment of over 70 medieval Catholic churches in Italy in collaboration with multiple Italian universities. He has been a co-PI in projects involving testing historic masonry material in the American Midwest, New Zealand, and Myanmar, timber diaphragm retrofits in Italy, and proprietary mortarless masonry cladding in New Mexico.

He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE; Ohio, Indiana, and California) and Structural Engineer (SE; Illinois) and has more than a decade of work experience in the structural engineering industry. He is a senior structural engineer at Frost Engineering & Consulting, Mishawaka, Indiana. He designs or serves as the QA/QC Engineer for design projects in the commercial, industrial, multi-residential, educational, medical, and data sectors.



Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Auckland, 2016
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2009
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Dayton, 2007

Courses Taught

CE 30267 Structural Wood Design**
CE 60240 Behavior and Design of Building Structural Systems
CE 30720 / 50720 Resiliency of Engineering Systems**
CE 60280 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering**
CE 60281 / 67600 Structural Masonry Assessment and Design**
CE 40701 Principles of Practice (Intro to Senior Design Capstone)
CE 30150 Modeling and Dynamics of Building Systems
CE 40621 / ARCH 40621 Sustainable Performance in Heritage Architecture**
CE 34701 Introduction to Infrastructure and Facilities Asset Management (study abroad in New Zealand)**
CE 30701 / KSGA 30901 Effective Technical Writing for Global Development Proposals**
CE 40620 Transportation Engineering
CE 40702 Senior Design Capstone
STV 30498** Energy, Justice & Fukushima**

** Indicates courses developed or co-developed by Kevin Walsh.