Katie Kuder, Ph.D., P.E.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor and Department Chair
Building/Room: ENGR 525A
Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Kuder’s research focuses on the characterization and optimization of cement-based materials, in both the fresh and hardened states, and the development of newly engineered cement-based composites that can be tailored for specific applications, with an emphasis on sustainability. Currently, she is working on the development of sustainable (green) self consolidating concrete (SCC) for use in composite structural applications. Sustainability is achieved through the use of high volumes of supplementary cementitious materials (fly ash and slag) to replace Portland cement content and, thus, the CO2 emissions associated with the SCC.
Dr. Kuder received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University in 2000. She earned a M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2005) in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University, specializing in Structural Engineering and Materials.