Faculty & Research

Jessica Kaminsky

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jessica Kaminsky

  • Ph.D. Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2013
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Rice University, 2002

Jessica Kaminsky joins Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado where she is completing her Ph.D. with an emphasis on engineering in developing countries. She received an EPA Star Fellowship in 2011. Prior to attending the University of Colorado, Jessica worked with CH2M Hill, and is co-founder of the professional chapter of Engineers Without Borders Chicago.

Jessica’s research focuses on sustainability of heavy civil infrastructure in developing countries at the intersection of technology, innovation and social networks. She is currently working on a project to investigate how social networks effectively spread information about sanitation in low-resource areas, in addition to a project that uses photography to help disadvantaged communities adopt innovations like clean water or sanitation in a culturally relevant way.