Kijewski-Correa to participate in Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

by William G. Gilroy

Tracy  >>Kijewski-Correa

Tracy L. Kijewski-Correa, Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, is one of the 85 bright young engineers who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 17th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering and technical work in a variety of disciplines will attend the symposium, which is scheduled to run from Sept. 19 to 21 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The participants, who are drawn from academia, industry and government, were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations. During the symposium they will be examining new tools for additive manufacturing, engineering sustainable buildings, neuroprosthetics and semantic processing.

Kijewski-Correa’s research addresses 21st century civil infrastructure challenges. The multidisciplinary collaborations she has developed are supported by advanced sensing technologies, innovative analysis frameworks and cyber-infrastructure. These efforts include structural health monitoring programs for signature buildings around the globe and multiple projects that leverage cyber-infrastructure to help mitigate structural damage caused by natural hazards and to create new paradigms for open-sourcing the design of civil infrastructure. Her work also focuses on the unique infrastructure challenges facing the developing world with her current efforts directed toward sustainable reconstruction of urban housing in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

A Triple Domer, Kijewski-Correa joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2003. She is a member of the American Association for Wind Engineering, Council on Tall Buildings in Urban Habitat, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and American Society of Civil Engineers.

She has also recently been recognized by the International Association for Wind Engineering and will travel to Amsterdam in July to receive the association’s Junior Research Award.

Established in 1964, the NAE is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation’s premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements.