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Karen Chou

Clinical Professor Emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A218
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-4997Email Karen Chou


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Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Ph.D. Structural Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

M.S. Structural Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

B.S. Civil Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Significant Recognition

  • Civil Engineer of the Year, Illinois Section ASCE, 2012
  • Certificate of Commendation for exceptional service as faculty advisor of Northwestern University ASCE Student Chapter (2012); University of Tennessee ASCE Student Chapter (1999), ASCE National.
  • Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer Award, Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies, 2010
  • Teaching Recognition, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee, 2001

Significant Professional Service

  • ABET Civil Engineering Program Evaluator
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Structural Safety
  • Member, Alumninum Association Engineering Advisory Committee
  • Fellowships Review Panel, NSF, ASEE
  • Fulbright Specialist Program Peer Reviewer