Erk, Kendra Ann

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Hydrogel Improves Concrete Curing
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Erk, Kendra Ann


Dr. Kendra Erk is an Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Erk holds a B.S. in materials engineering from Purdue and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University. Dr. Erk received the 2015 to 2016 Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Award. Her research focuses on the full understanding of important structure-property relationships in a wide range of soft materials and complex fluids, from hydrogels to surfactant-stabilized emulsions.

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