Education

2020 Ph.D. Civil Engineering Intelligent Systems, University of Michigan

2018 M.S.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan

2016 M.S.E., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan

2014 B.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

Media mentions


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Classroom to community: designing Little Free Libraries in CEE project course

CEE's Katherine Flanigan works with Facilities and Lab Engineer Brian Belowich to help CEE students construct Little Free Libraries housing various products, including books, plants, and tools to monitor the local environment.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The rise of digital twins

Part Three: A Space Ripe for Innovation & Industry Collaboration

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The rise of digital twins

Collaborating with industry leaders while combining infrastructure, data analysis, and computing expertise, CEE faculty are working on numerous digital twin projects. Their research aims to predict and prevent vehicle and equipment failures, maintain smart habitats in space, and optimize the safety, equity, and sustainability of various infrastructure systems.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Flanigan named Wimmer Faculty Fellow

These fellowships are made possible by a grant from the Wimmer Family Foundation and are designed for junior faculty members interested in enhancing their teaching through concentrated work designing or re-designing a course, innovating new materials, or exploring a new pedagogical approach.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Real-world engineering solutions exhibited in new Autonomous Infrastructure Systems Lab

The new space not only challenges students and showcases their research—it also shows visitors how CEE is at the forefront of changing the industry landscape.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The evolution of CEE: Preparing the next generation of engineers and problem solvers

Across the four CEE project courses, students gain hands-on experience solving complex problems while facing uncertainty, risk, and constraints that mirror the challenges they’ll face as professional engineers. Along the way, they become increasingly skilled at applying the knowledge and tools essential to the field—including the ability to use sensing and computing to design, construct, operate, and maintain individual and interdependent infrastructure systems.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reimagining advanced infrastructure systems: Inside CEE's new AIS facilities

Combining sensing, artificial intelligence, system engineering, economics, public policy, and more to address challenges, the AIS group has for years been conducting, pioneering research utilizing several different lab facilities in Porter Hall and across campus.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Flanigan to join CEE faculty in fall 2020

As an instructor, she plans to help create a new generation of civil and environmental engineers who are able to draw upon tools and technologies from across engineering disciplines.