Professor Kimberly Kurtis Biography

Dr. Kimberly (Kim) E. Kurtis is Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she joined the faculty in January 1999. Dr. Kurtis earned her BSE (1994) in Civil Engineering from Tulane University under a Deans Honor Scholarship and her PhD (1998) in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a Henry Hilp Fellow and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow. Dr. Kurtis’s innovative research on the multi-scale structure and performance of cement-based materials has resulted in more than 100 technical publications and two US patents. In addition to her technical and educational service contributions at the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Ceramics Society (ACerS), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), she has held two leadership positions – Chairman of ACI Committee 236: Materials Science of Concrete (2006-2012) and Chair of American Ceramic Society’s Cements Division (2008-2009) – central to advancing science-based research on cement-based materials. Dr. Kurtis has served as Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering and is Editorial Board member of Cement and Concrete Composites. She has been honored with ACI’s Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award (2005), the ACI James Instruments Award for Research on NDE of Concrete (2008), Award for Outstanding Article in ASTM’s Journal of Testing and Evaluation (2010), and an ASNT Faculty Grant (2012). Dr. Kurtis is Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and the American Ceramics Society.