Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences; Associate Professor of Global Affairs; Co-Director, Integration Lab

2130F Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-2980

Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Areas of expertise: Engineering for international development, disaster risk reduction, collaborative innovation, citizen engineering

Tracy Kijewski-Correa (Ph.D., Notre Dame, 2003) is the Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, and Associate Professor of Global Affairs.

She is co-director of the Integration Lab (i-Lab) in the Keough School and co-founder of Engineering2Empower. She also is a fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications and the Environmental Change Initiative.

Kijewski-Correa’s research focuses on disaster risk reduction and civil infrastructure challenges posed by increased urbanization and vulnerability. Her interdisciplinary scholarship emphasizes collaborative innovation, sensing, information technologies, and simulation frameworks to create scalable paradigms to enhance the resilience and sustainability of civil infrastructure.

Currently, Kijewski-Correa’s research team is extending the CyberEye platform for hurricane risk assessment in a changing climate for real-time decision support in the State of New Jersey. She is also a core faculty in the National Science Foundation’s new Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure Simulation Center developing next-generation regional risk assessment tools for communities subjected to coastal, wind and seismic hazards.

In addition to its regional focus, her research also encourages resilient construction practices for private residences among vulnerable populations in the United States and Haiti. This work is informed by her field reconnaissance missions and longitudinal recovery studies following major disasters like the 2005 Boxing Day Tsunami in Indonesia and Thailand, the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Kijewski-Correa’s work is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Structural Engineers Foundation, the Structural Engineering Institute, Venture Well, and the Samsung Corporation. She is a recipient of a 2014 NCEES Prize, the 2012 TK Hsieh Award, the 2010 IAWE Junior Award, and the 2008 ASCE State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering Award. She also is a recipient of the Notre Dame’s Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2016), the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising (2015), and the 2016 Media Legends Award in Engineering.

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