Katherine Acton portrait

Katherine Acton

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins
Office
OSS 320
Phone
651-962-5753
Mail
Mail OSS100
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Education:

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009

M.S.E. in Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2008

B.A. in Mathematics and English, Williams College, 2000

Research Interests:

Computational modeling of composite materials

Finite Element Modeling

Modeling nonlinear material behavior, including plasticity and viscoelasticity

Career:

Dr. Acton has a background in Civil Engineering in the area of engineering mechanics.  She has performed research in the behavior of metal matrix composites, functionally graded materials, laminates and polymers.  Her research has been funded through the Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC), the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).  Dr. Acton has teaching experience in Statics, Mechanics, Structural Analysis, and Finite Element Analysis.  She is the faculty advisor for SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and the Co-op Program faculty advisor for the School of Engineering at St. Thomas. 

Fall 2014 Courses

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