University of Delaware - College of Engineering
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Arnold D. Kerr Lecture in Engineering Mechanics and Design

The Kerr Lecture Series honors Dr. Arnold D. Kerr, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware. The series brings distinguished scientists and engineers to the University of Delaware each year to speak on topics in engineering mechanics and design. An endowment established in Kerr's name upon his retirement in 2004 provides funds for the lectureship.

Year Speaker Title
2014 Theodore V. Galambos, Emeritus Professor of Structural Engineering, University of Minnesota

The Safety of Bridges

 

2013 Dr. Ross Corotis, Denver Business Challenge Professor of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Perception and Political Challenge of Natural Hazard Risk in the Built Environment.

 

2012 Dr. Allan M. Zarembski, Vice President-General Manager, Zeta-Tech, Cherry Hill, NJ

Management of the Risk of Broken Rails: Theory and Practice

2011

Dr. Leon M. Keer, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Unified Theory for Modeling Damage to Real Surfaces in Contact
2010

Dr. John M. Kulicki, Chairman/CEO of Modjeski and Masters

 

The AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications: How?Why?Who?When?
2009

Dr. Jeremy Isenberg, Senior Principal

AECOM

Protective Design- 30 years of Evolution

 

2008

Charles H. Thornton, Chairman, Charles H. Thornton and Company LLC

Structural Engineering in the Twenty-First Century

2007 David Billington, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Princeton University

Power, Speed and Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century

2006 Henry Petroski, Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History, Duke University

Success Through Failure: The Paradox of Design

 

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