Julia Carroll


Dr. Julia Carroll is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, specializing in structural engineering. She worked as a bridge engineer for several years before returning to academia to pursue her PhD. Her previous work has included research in topology optimization, structural health monitoring, sustainability, and engineering education. She is passionate about increasing the diversity pipeline in STEM via K-12 outreach, mentoring and advocating for underrepresented students in higher education, and using her engineering skills to improve equity in the built environment.

Education & Training

Ph.D. Civil and Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2023

M.Eng. Structural Engineering, Tufts University, 2008

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005


Primary Research Focus
equity in the built environment
Other Focus Areas

topology optimization, sustainable structural engineering, engineering education


Current Courses

Intro to Structural Engineering, Intro to Engineering Design, Bridge Engineering


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Julia Carroll has 3 indexed publications in the subjects of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics.

Julia D. Carroll, James K. Guest
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
, 65
, 2022
Hak Yong Lee, Julia D.W. Carroll, James K. Guest
Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
, 3A-2021
, 2021
Julia D. Carroll, Samuel Present, Kevin J. Hemker, James K. Guest
Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
, 2019-October
, 2019

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