Professor Karl Peterson

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

Room: GB326

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

Research Interests

Microscopy applied to building materials.

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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)


  • 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-Present)


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Peterson K., Anzalone G., Nezami S., Oh C.Y., Lu H., “A robust test of the flatbed scanner for air-void characterization in hardened concrete,” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, [published on-line] Oct. 5, 2015.

Peterson K., Julio-Betancourt G., Sutter L., Hooton R.D., Johnston D., “Observations of chloride ingress and calcium oxychloride formation in laboratory concrete and mortar at 5°C,” Cement and Concrete Research, v. 45, 2013, p. 79–90, 2013.