Kimberly Warren, Ph.D.

Kimberly Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
CEE Director of Student Learning and Assessment
EPIC 3242

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics
  • Use of Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Applications
  • Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) North Carolina State University (2003)
  • Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) North Carolina State University (1999)
  • Civil Engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1996)


  • Innovative soil reinforcement and improvement techniques
  • Long term performance of geosynthetics in roadways, earth retaining structures, and embankments
  • Use of instrumentation  to monitor the field performance of civil engineering structures constructed with geosynthetic inclusions
  • Full scale field demonstrations of innovative technologies
  • Laboratory testing and performance evaluation of geosynthetic materials
  • Use of innovative materials and techniques to optimize design and minimize construction costs and long term maintenance costs
Honors & Awards: 
  • UNC Charlotte College of Engineering Graduate Teaching Award (Spring 2009)
  • North Carolina State University College of Engineering Mentored Teaching Award (Spring 2002)
  • Kimley-Horn Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (1998)


Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)
  • International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society