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Kathryn Schulte Grahame

Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director, First Year Engineering Program
365 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • M.Ed., Higher Education Management, Northeastern University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Columbia University, 2008
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Columbia University, 2005
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, 2004

Research & Scholarship Interests

Sustainable urban design; alternative energy sources; gray water recycling; green roof technology; soil-liquid infiltration physics; in-situ remediation strategies; bioremediation technology

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Outstanding Teachers of First Year Engineering Students
  • 2013 New Advisor of the Year

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • Society of Women Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Schulte, K.E., Heng, S.L., Culligan, P.J., (2009). "Testing of Intrinsic Sorptivity for Liquid Infiltration into Initially Dry, Miller-Similar Silica Sands." Vadose Zone Journal, 8(2).
  • Schulte, K.E., Heng, S., Culligan, P.J., Germaine, J.T., (2008). "Intrinsic Sorptivity for Soils with Different Average Grain Size Diameters." GeoCongress 2008 , ASCE GeoInstitute, Proceedings.
  • O'Keeffe, G.W., Schulte, K.E., Culligan, P.J., Montalto, F., McGillis, W.R., (2008). "Design of an Instrumented Model Green Roof Experiment." GeoCongress 2008 , ASCE GeoInstitute, Proceedings.
  • Schulte, K.E., Culligan, P.J., Germaine, J.T. (2007). "Intrinsic Sorptivity and Water Infiltration into Dry Soil at Different Degrees of Saturation." GeoDenver 2007 New Peaks in Geotechnics, Editor Olsen, H.W., ASCE GeoInstitute, Proceedings.

Related News

December 14, 2018

Associate Teaching Professor Kathryn Schulte Grahame's first-year corner stone students partnered with the Museum of Science to create interactive games that would educate children on sustainability.

May 3, 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Edward Beighley, CEE...

April 13, 2017

This past Monday (April 10) the students of Professor Schulte Grahame’s Cornerstone of Engineering class traveled to Beachmont Elementary School in Revere, Massachusetts to present their...

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