Karl Peterson

Background

Professor Karl Peterson’s research centers on microstructural analysis of concrete and other materials.

Education and Designations

  • B.S. Geology (1995, University of Minnesota, USA)
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (2001, Michigan Technological University, USA)
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (2008, Michigan Technological University, USA)

Experience

  • Geologist I, Minnesota Department of Transportation (1995-1998)
  • Research Sci./Eng. I, Michigan Technological University (1999-2007)
  • Assistant Research Professor, Michigan Technological University (2008-2010)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (2010-2017)

Research Interests

Application of microscopic techniques to study the durability and performance of building materials, especially concrete!

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
CIV514H
Concrete TechnologyFall 2022Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1262H
Microscopy Applied to Building and Geomaterials

Fall 2022TBDTBDTBD
CME185HWinter 2021Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

U of T’s Concrete Canoe team victorious in Quebec

University of Toronto’s Concrete Canoe Team has returned from the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition 2022 in Sherbrooke, QC with a handful of awards. The 25th annual competition saw University of Toronto’s team take 3rd overall, in addition to many other honours including: Innovation of the Year (with using Capacitance to measure canoe thickness and… Read more »

Protecting a freshwater spring on Nicaragua’s Corn Island

Each year the capstone design course provides students with the opportunity to solve a problem for a real-world client and normally culminates in a project showcase at the end of the term.  With supervision and guidance from Prof. Kamran Behdinan (MIE) and Prof. Karl Peterson (CivMin), a team of MechE students collaborated with Seeds of… Read more »

CivMin profs online: A new digital world

Just as students have had to adapt to new ways of learning, professors in the Deparment of Civil & Mineral Engineering have been adept at delivering their online lectures and providing academic continuity. A few professors are sharing their new methods of delivering via the following images.             ~ ~… Read more »

Contact

Karl Peterson
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

 

Office: GB326

Tel: 416-978-4589
Fax: 416-978-6813

karl.peterson@utoronto.ca

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