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)


Course Code Title & Description Instructor Session Location(s) Day(s) Start Time End
CME185H1 Prof. Karl Peterson Winter 2017 Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1298H Prof. Karl Peterson Fall 2016 GB 217 Wednesdays 17:00 19:00


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.