Kimberly E. Kurtis, FACI, FACerS

Brief Biography: 

Dr. Kimberly (Kim) E. Kurtis is Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Interim School Chair. She has served as Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Scholarship in the College of Engineering since 2014. Dr. Kurtis earned her BSE in civil engineering from Tulane University under a Deans Honor Scholarship and her Ph.D. 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), Portland Cement Association (PCA), Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), 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 as an Editorial Board member of Cement and Concrete Composites. Having previously served six years on ACI's Educational Activities Committee (EAC), she is currently appointed to ACI's 12-member Technical Activities Committee, which oversees development of ACI standards, technical committee activities, and technical content presented at ACI conventions and in archival publications.

She has been honored with ACI ’s Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award (2005), ACI’s Del Bloem Award for Service (2013), Outstanding Senior Undergraduate Research Mentor Award at Georgia Institute of Technology (2013), 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 ASCE’s Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (2013). Dr. Kurtis is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and the American Ceramics Society. 

Last Name: 
Kurtis
Office Building: 
Mason
Office #: 
1102
Affinity Group / Department: 
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering
Type: 
Faculty
Academic Faculty
Education: 
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1998.
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1995.
B.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tulane University, 1994.
First Name: 
Kimberly
Patents: 
Gaurav Sant, Magdalena Balonis-Sant, and Kimberly E. Kurtis “Photoactivity and Ion-Exchange as New Routes to Corrosion Inhibition in Reinforced Concrete”, Preliminary US Patent Application 61/643,858 filed at UCLA, May 30, 2012.
Hiroki Nanko and Kimberly E. Kurtis, “Fiber Reinforced Mineral-based Materials and Methods of Making the Same,” International patent application PCT/US01/42979, U.S. patent 6966038, issued August 23, 2005.
Reza Zoughi, Aaron D. Benally, Karl J. Bois, and Kimberly E. Kurtis, “Microwave Determination Related to a Material Such as Chloride Found in a Cement Based Composition,” U.S. patent 6614240 held by Colorado State University, issued September 2, 2003.
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Publications (Proceedings): 
B. Zaribaf and K.E. Kurtis, “Compatibility of Water Reducing Admixtures with Metakaolin-Portland Limestone Cement Blends”, Proc. LC3, Havana, Cuba, December 2017.
A. Hashemi, K.M. Donnell, M. Rashidi, and K.E. Kurtis “Effect of Exposure Conditions on the Long-Term Dieletric Properties of Mortar Samples Containing ASR Gel”, Proc. 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), 2016.
R.B. Holland, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis “Sulfate resistance of ternary blended concrete: influence of binder composition on performance, “ ACI SP-xxx, to be presented at Fall 2016 Convention, Philadelphia, November 2016.
Loreto, G., Gentry, R., Kurtis, K., Kahn, L. “Self-Roughening Concrete with Enhanced Shear Friction Capacity for Cold Joint Applications,” RILEM International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Washington, DC, May 15-18, 2016.
C. Gupta, E. Nadelman, K.E. Kurtis, and N.R. Washburn, “Lignopolymer Superplasticizers for Alternative Supplementary Cementitious Materials” Proc. 1st Int. Conf. on Grand Challenges in Construction Materials, Los Angeles, March 17-18, 2016, pp.7 at http://www.igcmat.com/papers/Washburn_igcmat_2016.pdf
K.E. Kurtis, L.E. Burris, and P. Alapati “Consider Functional Equivalence: A (Faster) Path to Upscaling Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Compositions” Proc. 1st Int. Conf. on Grand Challenges in Construction Materials, Los Angeles, March 17-18, 2016, pp.9 at http://igcmat.com/papers/Kurtis_igcmat_2016.pdf
M. Rashidi, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis “Insights into alkali-silica reaction damage in mortar through acoustic nonlinearity”, AIP Conf. Proc., V1706, 2016. doi: 10.1063/1.4940515.
L.E. Burris, P. Alapati, R.D. Moser, M.T. Ley, N. Berke, and K.E. Kurtis “ Alternative Cementitious Materials: Challenges and Opportunities”, ACI SP 305-27, International Workshop on Durability and Sustainability of Concrete Structures, October 1-3, 2015, Bologna, Italy. pp. 7.
M. Smith, G. Kim, J.-Y. Kim, K. Kurtis, and L. Jacobs “Second harmonic generation using nonlinear Rayleigh surface waves in stone”, Proc. 41st Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), 2015.
M.N.N. Rashidi, A. Paul, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis, “Evaluation of nonlinear impact resonance spectroscopy method for detecting delayed ettringite formation”, Proc. 41st Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), 2015.
G. Kim, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis, “Sensitivity of acoustic nonlinearity parameter to the microstructural changes in cement-based materials”, Proc. 41st Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), 2015.
A. Hashemi, K.M. Donnell, R. Zoughi, and K.E. Kurtis “Effect of Humidity on Dielectric Properties of Mortars with Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel”, I2MTC 2015, Pisa, Italy, May 11-15, 2015.
B. Zaribaf, B. Uzal and K.E. Kurtis “Compatibility of superplasticizers and metakaolin blended cementitious systems”, Proc. 1st International Conference of Calcined Clays for Sustainability of Concrete, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 22-25, 2015.
E.I. Nadelman, D.J. Freas, and K.E. Kurtis, “Nano- and Microstructural Characterization of Portland Limestone Cement”, Proc. 5th Inter. Symp. on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM5), K. Sobolev and P.S. Shah (Eds.), Springer International Publishing Chicago, May 24-26, 2015 p. 87-92.
K. Arne, C.W. In, K. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs “Nondestructive estimation of deth of surface opening cracks in concrete beams”, Proc. 40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), 2014.
G. Kim, C.W. In, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis, “Nondestructive Detection and Characterization of Carbonation in Concrete”, Proc. 40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), 2014.
A. Hashemi, K.M. Donnell, R. Zoughi, M.C.L. Knapp, and K.E. Kurtis “Microwave detection of carbonation in mortar using dielectric property characterization”, Proc. Instrumental and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Montevideo, Urugay, May, 12, 2014, IEEE International, p. 216-220.
A. Hashemi, K.M. Donnell, R. Zoughi, M.C.L. Knapp, and K.E. Kurtis “Microwave detection of carbonation in mortar using dielectric property characterization”, Proc. Instrumental and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Montevideo, Urugay, May, 12, 2014, IEEE International, p. 216-220.
J. Goss, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, K.E. Kurtis, and J. Qu “Evaluation of near surface material degradation in concrete using nonlinear Rayleigh surface waves”, Proc. 39th Ann. Rev. Prog. In Quant. NDE, Denver, CO, V.32A and 32B, AIP Conference Proceedings, V1511: 1309-16, 2013.
C.W. In, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis “Crack depth measurement in concrete using diffuse ultrasound”, Proc. 38h Ann. Rev. Prog. In Quant. NDE, Burlington, VT, V.31A and 31B, AIP Conference Proceedings, V1430: 1485-92, 2012.
C.R. Shearer, K.E. Kurtis, S.A. Bernal, and J.L. Provis, “Characterisation of Alkali activated Co fired Fly Ash Geopolymers”, Proc. 8th International Conference: Concrete in the Low Carbon Era, Dundee, Scotland, July 9-11, 2012.
B.Y. Lee, A.R. Jayapalan, and K.E. Kurtis “Assessment of Environmental Impact of the Addition of Photocatalytic Nanoparticles to Cementitious Materials”, Proc. 8th International Conference: Concrete in the Low Carbon Era, Dundee, Scotland, July 9-11, 2012.
R.D. Moser, LF Kahn, PM Singh, and KE Kurtis High-Strength Stainless Prestressing Steels: Preliminary Studies of Mechanical Behavior and Corrosion Resistance, ACI SP: Hope & Schupack Corrosion Symposium, ACI Convention, March 2012.
C.R. Shearer, N.Yeboah, S.E. Burns, K.E. Kurtis, “Evaluation of Biomass Fired and Co-fired Fly Ash for Alkali-Silica Reaction Mitigation in Concrete”, Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Alkali-Aggregate Reaction, Austin, TX, 2012.
P. Jongvisuttisun, C. Negrello, and K.E. Kurtis, Effect Processing Variables on the Efficiency of Eucalyptus Pulp Fiber for Internal Curing, ACI SP, ACI Convention, March 2012.
N.N. Yeboah, A. Mezencevova, S.E. Burns, and K.E. Kurtis “Characterization and Productive Reuse of Waste Geomaterials in Fired Brick Production”, JGS 9th National Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Kyoto, Japan, October 8-9, 2011 (invited lecture).
K.J. Lesnicki, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, L.J. Jacobs, “Characterization of Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete Specimens using a Nonlinear Vibration Technique”, Proc. 37h Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), AIP, San Diego, California, July 19-23, 2010, Vol. 30B, pp. 1267-1274, 2011.
J. Chen, K.J. Lesnicki, K.E. Kurtis, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, “NDT Techniques for Characterizing Alkali-Silica Reaction in Standard Concrete Specimens – A Review”, Proc. 37h Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), AIP, San Diego, California, July 19-23, 2010, Vol. 30B, pp. 1275-1282, 2011.
A.Mezencevova, N.N. Yeboah, A. Crotty, S.E. Burns, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis “Assessment of bricks produced from Savannah River sediment: A case study in 100% recycled content brick”, Proc. 11th North American Masonry Conference (NAMC), Minneapolis, MN, June 5-8, 2011.
C.R. Shearer, N.N. Yeboah, K.E. Kurtis, and S.E. Burns, “The Early Age Behavior of Biomass Fired and Co-fired Fly Ash in Concrete“, Proc. World of Coal Ash, Denver, CO, May 9-12, 2011.
C.R. Shearer, N. Yeboah, K.E. Kurtis, and S.E. Burns, “Investigation of biomass fly ash properties: Characterization and concrete durability performance”, Second International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Ancona, Italy, June 28 - June 30, 2010.
N.A. Darraugh, J.Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs, “Air Void Characterization through Ultrasonic Attenuation Using an Immersion Procedure”, Proc. 36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), AIP, V.1211:1077-84.
B.Y. Lee, M Treager, J. Thomas, and K.E. Kurtis, “Modeling the Influence of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on Early C3S Hydration”, ACI SP267, American Concrete Institute, Detroit, 2010.
A.R Jayapalan, B.Y. Lee, and K.E. Kurtis, “Effect of nano-sized titanium dioxide on early age hydration of Portland cement”, Proc. 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM3), Prague, June 2009.
J. Chen, A.R. Jayapalan, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs, “Rapid Assessment of Alkali-Silica Reaction Damage in Cement Mortars by Nonlinear Acoustic Technique”, Proc. 35th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), V.1096:1543-9.
L.J. Lindquist, R.D. Moser, P.M. Singh, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Corrosion of Steel Girder Anchor Bolts, Proc. Transportation Research Board, January 2009.
V.Y. Garas, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Effect of steel fibers on the tensile creep and shrinkage of ultra-high performance concrete”, Proc. CONCREEP8, Ise-Shima, Japan, September 30-October 2, 2008.
J. Chen, A.R. Jayapalan, K.E. Kurtis, J.-Y. Kim and L. J. Jacobs, ”Ultra-Accelerated Assessment of Alkali-Aggregate Reactivity by Nonlinear Ultrasonic Techniques”, Pro. 13th ICAAR, Tromso, Norway, June, 2008.
M. Lopez, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “The Influence of Internal Curing on Basic Creep and Autogenous Shrinkage”, ACI SP256: Internal Curing of High Performance Concrete: Lab and Field Experiences, Eds. B. Mohr and D. Bentz, American Concrete Institute, Detroit.
L.F. Kahn and K.E. Kurtis “Self-Consolidating Concrete in Congested Sections”, Proc. PCI National Bridge Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, October 22-24, 2007.
M. Lopez, K.E. Kurtis, and L.F. Kahn, “Pre-wetted Lightweight Coarse Aggregate Reduces Long-term Deformations of High Performance Concrete”, Proc. Seventh CANMET/ACI International Conference on Durability of Concrete, Montreal, May 28-June 3, 2006, published in ACI SP 234-41, pp. 661-680, March 22, 2006.
B.J. Mohr, L. Premenko, H. Nanko, and K.E. Kurtis, ”Examination of Wood-Derived Powders and Fibers for Internal Curing of Cement-Based Materials”, Proc. 4th International Seminar on Self-Desiccation and its Importance in Concrete Technology, Eds. B. Persson, D. Bentz, and L.O. Nilsson, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, June 20, 2005,pp. 229-244.
J.M. Justice, L.H. Kennison, B.J. Mohr, S.L. Beckwith, L.E. McCormick, B. Wiggins, Z.Z. Zhang, and K.E. Kurtis, “Comparison of Two Metakaolins and Silica Fume Used as Supplementary Cementitious Materials”, Seventh International Symposium on Utilization of High-Strength/High Performance Concrete, SP-228, published by American Concrete Institute, Washington D.C., June 20-24, 2005, pp. 213-236.
M. Lopez, L.F. Kahn, B. Buchberg, and K.E. Kurtis, “Creep and Shrinkage in High-Strength, Lightweight Concrete,” Shrinkage and Creep of Concrete, SP-227-15, American Concrete Institute, Detroit, 2005, pp. 317-36.
N.N. Naik, A.C. Jupe, S.R. Stock, A.P. Wilkinson, P.L. Lee, and K.E. Kurtis, “Sulfate Resistance of Cement-Based Materials: Influence of Composition and Exposure Conditions”, Proc. Inter. Conf. on Advances in Concrete Composites and Structures (ICACS), Chennai, India, January 6-8, 2005, pp. 189-196.
S. Bramblett, L. Hamm, S. Usselman, M. Begovich, K.E. Kurtis, and W. Johnson, “Definitions, Interpretations, Data: Grading and Grade Inflation at a Research University,” Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Annual Forum, Boston, May 30-June 2, 2004.
B. Akuthota, R. Zoughi and K.E. Kurtis, “Determination of Dielectric Property Profile in Cement-Based Materials Using Microwave Reflection and Transmission Properties,” IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Como, Italy May 18-20, 2004.
N.H. El-Ashkar, H. Nanko, and K.E. Kurtis, “Investigation of Flexural Properties of Wood Pulp Microfiber Cement-Based Composites,” Proc. International Conference on Performance of Construction Materials (ICPCM), Cairo, February 18-20, 2003.
K.E. Kurtis, P.J.M. Monteiro, and W. Meyer-Ilse, “Examination of the Effect of LiCl on ASR Gel Expansion,” Proc. of the 11th International Conference on Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (ICAAR), Quebec, June 11-16, 2000.
K.E. Kurtis and P.K. Mehta, “An Investigation of the Mechanisms of Corrosion of Concrete Reinforcing Steel,” CANMET/ACI Fourth International Conference on Durability of Concrete, Sydney, August 1997, ACI, Farmington Hills, MI, p.535-554. (This article was translated into Italian and reprinted in L’industria italiana del Cemento, N.728, January, 1998, p.78-95.)
Job Title: 
Interim School Chair and Professor
Research Interests: 
Multi-scale structure, properties, and durability of cement-based materials
Sustainable infrastructure materials
Development of novel methods for multiscale characterization of infrastructure materials
Fiber-cement composites
Applications of nondestructive evaluation methods to cement-based materials
Upscaling of emerging concrete technology
Publications (Articles): 
M.N.N. Rashidi, A. Paul, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis, “Insights into delayed ettringite formation through acoustic nonlinearity”, Cem. Concr. Research, in press.
C.W. In, K. Arne, J.Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs, “Estimation of crack depth in concrete using diffuse ultrasound: Validation in Cracked Concrete Beams, “ J. Nondestructive Evaluation, V.36(1):4,2017.
G. Kim, J.Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs, “Drying shrinkage in concrete assessed by nonlinear ultrasound”, Cem. Concr. Res., V92:16-20, 2017.
N. Mayercsik, S. Bresard, M. Vandamme, and K.E. Kurtis “Using fractal geometry to recover the 3D air void, scale-independent, microstructure information from 2D sections of mortars”, ASTM Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, (invited), V.5 (2), 1-21, 2016.
C.R. Shearer, J.L. Provis, S.A. Bernal, and K.E. Kurtis, “Alkali-activation potential of biomass-coal co-fired fly ash”, Cem. Conc. Res., October 2016, V.73:62-74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2016.06.014.
M.Rashidi, M. Knapp, A. Hashemi, J-Y Kim, K. Donnell, R. Zoughi, L. Jacobs, K. Kurtis, “Detecting alkali-silica reaction: A multi-physics approach”, Cem. Conc. Comp., October 2016, V.73:123-135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2016.07.001
N.Mayercsik ̧M. Vandamme, and K.E. Kurtis “Assessing the Efficiency of Entrained Air Voids for Freeze-thaw Durability through Modeling”, Cem. Concr. Res., October 2016, V88:43–59. doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.06.004
F. Soleimani, M. McKay, C.S. Yang, K.E. Kurtis, and R. DesRoches “Cyclic Testing and Assessment of Columns Containing Recycled Concrete Debris”, J. ACI Structures, September 2016, V113(5):1009-20.
G.Kim, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, L.J. Jacobs. Y. LePape, M. Guimaraes, “Quantitative evaluation of carbonation in concrete using nonlinear ultrasound,” Materials and Structures, V49(1-2):399-409. 1 (appeared online Dec 2014).
K.E. Kurtis, “Innovations in Cement-Based Materials: Addressing Sustainability in Structural and Infrastructure Applications”, Bulletin of the Materials Research Society (MRS), December 2015.
Hashemi, A., M. Horst, K.M. Donnell, K.E. Kurtis and R. Zoughi, “Comparison of Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel Behavior in Mortar at Microwave Frequencies,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, July 2015, V64(7):1907-1915.
N.M. Mayercsik, M. Shaeffer, L.G. Brady and K.E Kurtis “Analysis of portland cement mortar under impact: A combined materials characterization, micromechanics modeling, and dynamic testing approach”, Cement and Concrete Research, July 2015, V. 27:190-206.
L.L. Graham-Brady, C. Zingale Katcoff, N.P. Mayercsik, and K.E. Kurtis “Micromechanical Model and Associated Validation for Dynamic Failure of Brittle Materials Containing Pores and Slit-like Flaws”, ASCE J. Eng. Mech., May 2015.
A. Hashemi, M. Rashidi, K.E. Kurtis, K.M. Donnell, and R. Zoughi “Microwave dielectric properties measurements of water glass”, Materials Letters, V.169:10-12, April 2015. doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2015.11.036
A.R. Jayapalan, B.Y. Lee, E. Land, M. Bergin and K.E. Kurtis, “Photocatalytic efficiency of cement- based materials: Demonstration of Proposed Test Method”, J. ACI Materials, March 2015, V112(2):219-228.
P. Jongvisuttisun and K.E. Kurtis, “The role of hardwood pulp fibers in mitigation of early-age cracking”, Cement and Concrete Composites, March 2015, V.57:84-93.
R.D. Moser, K.E. Kurtis, P.Singh, and L.F. Kahn “Effect of sulfates on passivation in alkaline environments”, ICE Journal of Construction Materials, available online February 2015.
G. Kim, J-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, L.J. Jacobs, Y. Le Pape, and M. Guimaraes “Quantitative evaluation of carbonation in concrete using nonlinear ultrasound”, Materials and Structures, available online December 2014.
A.R. Jayapalan, B.Y. Lee, E. Land, M. Bergin and K.E. Kurtis, “Photocatalytic efficiency of cement-based materials: Demonstration of Proposed Test Method”, J. ACI Materials, available online.
G. Kim, C.W. In, J.Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs “Air-coupled detection of nonlinear Rayleigh surface waves in concrete – Application to microcracking detection”, NDT&E International, October 2014, V.57:64-70.
R.D. Moser, P.Singh, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis “Recent developments in high-strength stainless steels for corrosion mitigation in prestressed concrete”, ASTM Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, V3(1):509-525.
R.B. Holland, K.E. Kurtis, R.D Moser, L.F. Kahn, F. Aguayo, and P. Singh, “An Investigation of Multiple Deterioration Mechanisms in Coastal Concrete Piling”, Concrete International, July 2014, v 36 n 7 p 45-52.
B.Y. Lee, A.R. Jayapalan, M. Bergin, and K.E. Kurtis “Photocatalytic Cement Exposed to Nitrogen Oxides: Effect of Oxidation and Binding”, Cement and Concrete Research, June 2014, V.60:30-6.
E.I. Nadelman and K.E. Kurtis “A Resistivity-Based Approach to Optimizing Concrete Performance”, Concrete International, May 2014, p. 50-4.
A.R. Jayapalan, M. Jue, and K.E. Kurtis “Nanoparticles and apparent activation energy of portland cement”, J. Am. Cer. Society, May 2014, V97(5): 1534-42.
N.M. Mayercsik, R. Felice, T. Ley, and K.E. Kurtis “A probabilistic technique for entrained air void analysis in hardened concrete”, Cement and Concrete Research, May 2014, V.59:16-23.
B.Y. Lee, and K.E. Kurtis “Durability of Photocatalytic Cement after Nitric Oxide-Wet-Dry Cycling”, Journal of Korean Institute for Building Construction, April 2014, V14(4):359-368.
C.R. Shearer and K.E. Kurtis “Use of biomass and co-fired ash in concrete”, ACI Materials, January 2014, 111:1-6.
N.N. Nortey Yeboah, C.R. Shearer, S.E. Burns, and K.E. Kurtis “Characterization of biomass and high carbon coal ash for productive reuse”, Fuel, January 2014, V.116:438-447.
B.Y. Lee, A.R. Jayapalan, and K.E. Kurtis “Effects of Nano-TiO2 on Properties of Cement-based Materials”, Magazine of Concrete Research, November 2013, V.65(21):1293-1302.
C.W. In, R.B. Holland, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, L.F. Kahn and L.J. Jacobs “Quantitative Monitoring of Self-healing in Concrete using Diffuse Ultrasound,” NDT&E International, July 2013, V.57:36-44.
P. Jongvisuttisun, C. Negrello, and K.E. Kurtis “Effect of Processing Variables on Efficiency of Eucalyptus Pulps for Internal Curing”, Cement and Concrete Composites, March 2013, V.37:126-135.
M. Seher, C.W. In, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs “Numerical and experimental study of crack depth measurement in concrete using diffuse ultrasound, J. Non Destructive Evaluation, March 2013, V31(1):81-92.
K.J. Lesnicki, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs “Assessment of alkali-silica reaction damage through quantification of concrete nonlinearity”, Materials and Structures, March 2013, V.46(3):497-509.
A.R. Jayapalan, B.Y. Lee, K.E. Kurtis “Can Nanotechnology be ‘Green’? Comparing the Efficacy of Nano and Microparticles in Cementitious Materials”, Cement and Concrete Composites, February 2013, V.36:16-24.
K.M. Donnell, K.E. Kurtis, and R. Zoughi, “Demonstration of microwave method for detection of alkali-silica reaction (ASR) gel in cement-based materials”, Cement and Concrete Research, February 2013, V.44(2):1-7.
K.M. Donnell, S. Hatfield, R. Zoughi, and K.E. Kurtis “Wideband Microwave Characterization of Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel in Cement-Based Materials”, Materials Letters, January 2013, V.90: 159-61.
A. Mezencevova, N.N. Yeboah, S. Burns, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis “Utilization of Savannah Harbor river sediment as the primary raw material in production of fired brick”, Journal of Environmental Management, August 2012, V.113:128-136.
A. Mezencevova, V. Garas, H. Nanko, and K.E. Kurtis “Examining the influence of pulp fiber composition for internal curing of cementitious composites”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, invited contribution to special issue on internal curing, August 2012, V24(8): 970-5.
V.Y. Garas, K.E. Kurtis, and L.F. Kahn “Creep of UHPC in Tension and Compression: Effect of Thermal Treatment”, Cement and Concrete Composites, April 2012, V.34(4):493-502.
R.D. Moser, P.M. Singh, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis “Chloride-Induced Corrosion Resistance of High-Strength Stainless Steels in Alkaline and Carbonated Concrete Pore Solutions,” Corrosion Science, April 2012, V57:241-53.
B.Y. Lee and K.E. Kurtis, “Acceleratory effect of TiO2 Nanoparticles on Belite Hydration”, Journal of the American Ceramics Society, January 2012, V95(1):365-8.
K.J. Lesnicki, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs, “Characterization of ASR Damage in Concrete using Nonlinear Impact Resonance Acoustic Spectroscopy Technique”, NDT&E, December 2011, V.44:721-7.
J. Chen, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, L. Jacobs, “Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Nonlinear Resonance Vibration of Cementitious Materials with an Application to Damage Characterization,” J. Acoust. Soc. of Am., November 2011, V.130(5):2728:37.
R.D. Moser, P.M. Singh, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Chloride-Induced Corrosion of Prestressing Steels considering Crevice Effects and Surface Imperfections,” June 2011, Corrosion, V.67(6):12p. doi:10.5006/1.3595096.
R.J. Fragaszy, J.C. Santamarina, A. Amekudzi, D. Assimaki, R. Bachus, S.E.Burns, M.S. Cha, G.C. Cho, D.D. Cortes, S. Dai, D.N. Espinoza, L. Garrow, H. Huang, J.W. Jung, S.H. Kim, K. Kurtis, C.H. Lee, C.R. Pasten, H. Phadnis, G. Rix, H.S. Shin, M.C. Torres, C, Tsouris, “Sustainability: Potential Roles for Geotechnical Engineering”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, April 2011, V15(4):611-21.
R. DesRoches, J.J. Gresham, and K.E. Kurtis, “Breaking the reconstruction logjam: Haiti urged to recycle concrete rubble”, American Ceramic Society Bulletin, January/February 2011, V.90(1):20-26.
R.D. Moser, A.R. Jayapalan, V.Y. Garas, and K.E. Kurtis, “Assessment of Binary and Ternary Blends of Metakaolin and Class C Fly Ash for Alkali-Silica Reaction Mitigation in Concrete”, Cem. Conc. Res., December 2010, V.40(12):1664-72.
B.D. Kosbab and K.E. Kurtis, “Effect of Calcium Chloride and Initial Curing Temperature on Expansion caused by Sulfate Attack”, J. ACI Materials, November/December 2010, V.107(6):634-41.
M. Lopez, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis “High-Strength Self-Curing Low-Shrinkage Concrete for Pavement Applications,” International Journal of Pavement Engineering, October 2010, V. 11(5):333-42 (invited).
B.Y. Lee and K.E. Kurtis, “Influence of TiO2 Nanoparticles on Early C3S Hydration”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, October 2010, V.93(10):3399-3405.
A.R. Jayapalan, B.Y. Lee, S.M. Fredrich, and K.E. Kurtis, “Influence of Nano-Anatase TiO2 Additions on Early Age Properties of Cement-Based Materials”, Transportation Research Record, 2010, No. 2141, V1:41-6.
V.Y. Garas, A.R. Jayapalan, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Multi-Scale Investigation of the Effect of Thermal Treatment on the Tensile Creep of Ultra-high Performance Concrete: Preliminary Assessment”, Transportation Research Record, 2010, No. 2141, VI:82-88.
V.Y. Garas, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Tensile Creep Test for Concrete: Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Ultra-High Performance Concrete”, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, June 2010, V38(6),pp.1-9.
J. Chen, A.R. Jayapalan, J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis, “Rapid evaluation of alkali-silica reactivity of aggregates using a nonlinear resonance spectroscopy technique,” Cement and Concrete Research, June 2010, V.40(6): 914-923.
R. Kmack, K.E. Kurtis, L.J. Jacobs, and J.-Y. Kim, “Characterization of Air Voids in Fresh Cement Paste using Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing”, Journal of ASTM International, invited contribution for special issue on Freeze/Thaw Durability, January 2010, V.7(1):.
L.F. Kahn and K.E. Kurtis, “Self-Consolidating Concrete in Congested Sections: Mix Characteristics and Assessment of Performance”, PCI Journal, Winter 2010, V.55(1):79-96.
B.J. Mohr, K.L. Hood, and K.E. Kurtis, “Mitigation of Alkali-Silica Expansion in Pulp Fiber Mortar Composites”, Cement and Concrete Composites, October 2009, V31(9):677-81.
C.-W. In, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs, “Characterization of Ultrasonic Rayleigh Surface Waves in Asphalt Concrete”, NDT&E International, October 2009, V42(7):610-7.
V.Y. Garas, A. Jayapalan, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Multi-Scale Investigation of the Effect of Thermal Treatment on the Tensile Creep of Ultra-high Performance Concrete: Preliminary Assessment”, International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, September 2009, V.3(2/3):187-200. (invited)
J. Chen, A. Jayapalan, K.E. Kurtis, J.-Y. Kim, and L.J. Jacobs, “Nonlinear Wave Modulation Spectroscopy Method for Ultra-Accelerated Assessment of Alkali-Silica Reaction in Portland Cement Mortar”, J. ACI Materials, July/August 2009, V.106(4): 340-8.
M. Lopez, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Characterization of elastic and time-dependent deformations in high performance lightweight concrete by image analysis”, Cement and Concrete Research, July 2009 V.39(7):610-9.
D. Giannantonio, J. Kurth, K.E. Kurtis, and P.A. Sobecky, “Analysis of the Fungal Colonization of Concrete and the Factors that Influence Biofouling”, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, April 2009, V.63(3):252-9.
V.Y. Garas, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Short-term tensile creep of ultra-high performance concrete”, Cement and Concrete Composites, March 2009, V.31(3):137-142.
D. Giannantonio, J. Kurth, K.E. Kurtis, and P.A. Sobecky, “Molecular Analysis of Bacterial and Fungal Biofilms Inhabiting Concrete Structures”, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, January 2009, V. 63(1):30-40.
N.A Johansen, M.J. Millard, A. Mezencevova, V.Y. Garas, and K.E. Kurtis, “New Method for Determination of Absorption Capacity of Internal Curing Agents,” Cement and Concrete Research, January 2009, V.39(1):65-8.
V.Y. Garas and K.E. Kurtis, “Assessment of Methods for Optimising Ternary Blended Concrete containing Metakaolin”, Magazine of Concrete Research, September 2008, 60(7):499-510.
M. Lopez, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Effect of Internally Stored Water on Creep of High Performance Concrete,” J. ACI Materials, May/June 2008,V.105(3):303-11.
M.J. Millard and K.E. Kurtis, “Effects of Lithium Nitrate Admixture on Early-Age Cement Hydration”, Cement and Concrete Research, April 2008, 38(4):500-510.
X.Chen, J.-Y. Kim, K.E. Kurtis, J. Qu, S.C. Wu, and L.J. Jacobs “Characterization of progressive microcracking in Portland cement mortar using nonlinear ultrasonics”, NDT&E International, March 2008, 41(2):112-118.
P.J.M. Monteiro and K.E. Kurtis, “Experimental Asymptotic Analysis of Expansion of Concrete Exposed to Sulfate Attack,” J. ACI Materials, January/February 2008, V.105(1):303-312.
B.J. Mohr, J.J. Biernacki, and K.E. Kurtis, “Supplementary Cementitious Materials for Mitigating Degradation of Kraft Pulp Fiber-Cement Composites”, Cement and Concrete Research, November 2007, V.37(11):1531-1543.
F. Lagier and K.E. Kurtis, “Influence of Portland Cement Composition on Early Age Reaction with Metakaolin”, Cement and Concrete Research, October 2007, V. 37(10):1411-7.
J.M. Justice and K.E. Kurtis, “Influence of Metakaolin Surface Area on Properties of Cement-based Materials”, J. ASCE Materials in Civil Engineering, September 2007, V19(9):762-771.
M. Lopez, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Characterization of elastic and time-dependent deformations in normal strength and high performance concrete by image analysis,” Cement and Concrete Research, August 2007, V.37(8):1265-77.
N.H.A. El-Ashkar, H. Nanko, and K.E. Kurtis, “Effect of Moisture State on Mechanical Behavior and Microstructure of Pulp Fiber-Cement Mortars”, J. ASCE Materials in Civil Engineering, August 2007, V.19(8):691-9.
W. Punurai, J. Jarzynski, J. Qu, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs, “Characterization of Intrinsic Absorption Losses in Cement Paste with Diffuse Ultrasound,” Mechanics Research Communications, April 2007, V.34 (3): 289-294.
W. Punurai, J. Jarzynski, J. Qu,.J.-Y. Kim, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis, “Characterization of Multi-Scale Porosity in Cement Paste by Advanced Ultrasonic Techniques”, Cement and Concrete Research, January 2007, V37:38-46.
W. Punurai, J. Jarzynski, J. Qu, K.E. Kurtis, and L.J. Jacobs, “Characterization of Entrained Air Voids in Cement Paste with Scattered Ultrasound,” NDT&E International, V.39 (6):514-524, September 2006.
B.J. Mohr, J.J. Biernacki, and K.E. Kurtis, “Microstructural and Chemical Changes in Pulp Fiber Cement Composites During Wet/Dry Cycling”, Cement and Concrete Research, V.36( 7):1240-1251, July 2006.
B.J. Mohr, H. Nanko, and K.E. Kurtis, “Aligned Kraft Pulp Fiber Sheets for Reinforcing Mortar,” Cement and Concrete Composites, V.28(2):161-172, February 2006.
N.H. El-Ashkar and K.E. Kurtis, “A New Simple and Practical Method to Characterize Toughness of Fiber Reinforced Cement-Based Composites,” J. ACI Materials, 103 (1): 33-44, January/February 2006.
N.N. Naik, A.C. Jupe, S.R. Stock, A.P. Wilkinson, and K.E. Kurtis, “Sulfate Attack Monitored by MicroCT and EDXRD: Influence of Cement Type, Water-to-Cement Ratio, and Aggregate,” Cement and Concrete Research, January 2006, V.36(1):144-59.
S. Peer, K.E. Kurtis, and R. Zoughi, “Evaluation of Microwave Reflection Properties of Cyclically Soaked Mortar Based on a Semi-Empirical Electromagnetic Model,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, October 2005, V.54(5):2049-2060.
M. Lopez, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, "Internal Curing in High Performance Concretes - a New Paradigm (in Spanish)" Revista Ingenieria de Construccion, August 2005, V.20(2):117-126
B.J. Mohr, H. Nanko, and K.E. Kurtis, “Durability of Thermomechanical Pulp Fiber-Cement Composites to Wet/Dry Cycling,” Cement and Concrete Research, August 2005, V.35(8): 1646-9.
B.J. Mohr, H. Nanko, and K.E. Kurtis, “Durability of Kraft Pulp Fiber-Cement Composites to Wet/Dry Cycling,” Cement and Concrete Composites, April 2005, V.27(4): 435-448.
A.C. Jupe, S.R. Stock, P.L. Lee, N. Naik, K.E. Kurtis, and A.P. Wilkinson, “Phase Composition Depth Profiles using Spatially Resolved EDXRD,” J. Applied Crystallography, December 2004, V.37, Part 6: 967-976.
M. Lopez, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Creep and Shrinkage of High Performance Lightweight Concrete,” J. ACI Materials, September/October 2004, V.101(5):391-399.
C.L. Collins, J.H. Ideker, G.S. Willis, and K.E. Kurtis, “Examination of the Effects of LiOH, LiCl, and LiNO3 on Alkali-Silica Reaction,” Cement and Concrete Research, August 2004, V.34(8):1403-1415.
S. Peer, K.E. Kurtis, and R. Zoughi, “An Electromagnetic Model for Evaluating Temporal Water Distribution and Movement in Cyclically Soaked Mortar,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, April 2004, V.53(2):406-415.
C.L. Collins, J.H. Ideker, and K.E. Kurtis, “Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy for In Situ Monitoring of Alkali-Silica Reaction,” Journal of Microscopy, Feb 2004, V.213(2):149-157.
K.E. Kurtis, N.H. El-Ashkar, C.L. Collins, and N.N. Naik, “Examining Cement-Based Materials by Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy,” Cement and Concrete Composites, October 2003, V.25(7):695-701.
P.J.M. Monteiro and K.E. Kurtis, “Time to Failure for Concrete Exposed to Severe Sulfate Attack,” Cement and Concrete Research, July 2003, V.33(7):987-993.
K.E. Kurtis and P.J.M. Monteiro, “Chemical Additives to Control Expansion of Alkali-Silica Reaction Gel: Proposed Mechanisms of Control,” Journal of Materials Science, May 2003, V.38(9): 2027-36.
K.E. Kurtis and F.A. Rodrigues, “Early Age Hydration of Rice Hull Ash Cement Examined by Soft X-ray Microscopy,” Cement and Concrete Research, April 2003, V.33(4):509-515.
S. Peer, J.T. Case, E. Gallaher, K.E. Kurtis, and R. Zoughi, “Microwave Reflection and Dielectric Properties of Mortar Subjected to Compression Force and Cyclically Exposed to Water and Sodium Chloride Solution,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, February 2003, V.52(1):111-118.
S.R. Stock, N.N. Naik, A.P. Wilkinson, and K.E. Kurtis, “X-ray Microtomography (MicroCT) of the Progression of Sulfate Attack of Cement Paste,” Cement and Concrete Research, October 2002, V32(10):1673-5. Errata, December 2002, V.32(12): 2002.
K.E. Kurtis, C.L. Collins, and P.J.M. Monteiro, “The Surface Chemistry of the Alkali-Silica Reaction: A Critical Evaluation and X-ray Microscopy,” Concrete Science and Engineering, March 2002, V4(13):2-11.
K.E. Kurtis, K. Shomglin, P.J.M. Monteiro, J. Harvey, and J. Roesler, “Accelerated Test for Measuring Sulfate Resistance of Calcium Sulfoaluminate, Calcium Aluminate, and Portland Cements,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, May/June 2001, V13:216-221.
D. Corr, P.J.M. Monteiro, K.E. Kurtis, and A. Der Kiureghian, “Sulfate Attack of Concrete: A Reliability Analysis,” J. ACI Materials, March/April 2001, V98:99-104.
R.M. Haj-Ali, K.E. Kurtis, and A.R. Sthapit, “Neural Network Modeling of Concrete Expansion During Long Term Sulfate Exposure,” J. ACI Materials, Jan/Feb 2001, V98:36-43.
K.E. Kurtis, W. Meyer-Ilse, and P.J.M. Monteiro, “Soft X-ray Spectromicroscopy for in situ Study of Corrosion,” Corrosion Science, August 2000, V42(9):1327-1336.
E. Gartner, K.E. Kurtis, and P.J.M. Monteiro, “A Proposed Mechanism for C-S-H Growth Tested by X-ray Microscopy,” Cement and Concrete Research, May 2000, V30(5):817-822.
K.E. Kurtis, P.J.M Monteiro, and S. Madanat, “Empirical Models to Predict Concrete Expansion Caused by Sulfate Attack,” J. ACI Materials, March/April, 2000, V97:156-161. Errata, November/December 2000, V97:713.
K.E. Kurtis, P.J.M. Monteiro, J.T. Brown, and W. Meyer-Ilse, “Analysis of Deterioration Products Developed in Large Concrete Dams by High Resolution Transmission Soft X-ray Microscopy,” Journal of Microscopy, December 1999, V196: 288-298.
K.E. Kurtis, P.J.M. Monteiro, J.T. Brown, and W. Meyer-Ilse, “Imaging of ASR gel by Soft X-ray Microscopy,” Cement and Concrete Research, March 1998, V28:411-421.
K.E. Kurtis and C.K.H. Dharan, “Composite Fibers for External Reinforcement of Natural Stone,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, August 1997, V1, N3, 116-119.
Presentations: 
“Novel Alternative Cementitious Materials for the Development of Sustainable Infrastructure”, Federal Highway Administration, Turner-Fairbank Laboratory, McLean, VA, October 29, 2015.
“Beneficiation of Cementitious Composites with Bio-Derived Fibers: Understanding the Roles of Fiber Chemistry & Morphology”, Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar, Princeton University, October 16, 2014.
“Effects of Titanium Dioxide on the Structure and Performance of Cement-based Materials”, Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar, University of South Florida, September 29, 2014.
R. Gentry, L.F. Kahn, K.E. Kurtis, and G. Loreto (speaker) “Self-consolidating concrete construction for modular units”, DOE Annual Meeting, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Charlotte, NC,October 21, 2014.
C.R. Shearer (speaker) and K.E. Kurtis, “The Pozzolanic Reactivity of Biomass and Co-fired Fly Ash,” American Concrete Institute Fall 2013 Convention, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 20-24, 2013.
E. Nadelman (speaker) and K.E. Kurtis “Extensions of Surface Resistivity Testing for Optimization of Concrete Binary and Ternary Blends”, American Concrete Institute Fall 2013 Convention, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 20-24, 2013.
C.R. Shearer (speaker), C.F. Ferraris and K.E. Kurtis, “Rheological Study on Coal Fly Ash Geopolymeric Pastes,” The American Ceramic Society 4th Advances in Cement-based Materials Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, July 8-10, 2013.
A. Jayapalan (speaker), M. Jue, K.E. Kurtis “Effect of nano particle additives on cement hydration reaction and “apparent activation energy” of cement,” ACI Spring 2013 Convention, Minneapolis, MN, April 14-18, 2013.
C.R. Shearer (speaker) and K.E. Kurtis, “Co-fired fly ash as a precursor for geopolymer production”, The American Ceramic Society 3rd Advances in Cement-based Materials Conference, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, June 10-12, 2012.
C.R. Shearer (speaker), J.L. Provis, and K.E. Kurtis, "Synthesis and Analysis of Co-fired Fly Ash Geopolymers", NSF EAPSI Meeting, Sydney, Australia, July 21, 2011.
R.B. Holland, R. Moser, L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis (speaker), “Chemical, Biological, and Physical Deterioration Mechanisms in Concrete Piling Along Georgia's Coastline, Fall Convention, Cincinnati, OH, October 19, 2011.
V.Y. Garas (speaker), L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Long-term Tensile Performance of Ultra-High Performance Concrete for use in Precast Prestressed Concrete Girders”, 2010 PCI Annual Convention/Exhibition & third international fib Congress, National Harbor, MD, May 29-June 2, 2010.
V.Y. Garas (speaker), L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “Influence of Thermal Curing Regimes on Short and Long-Term Behavior of Ultra-High Performance Concrete”,.ACI Fall Convention, New Orleans, LA, November 8-11, 2009.
V.Y. Garas (speaker), L.F. Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis, “The Effect of Heat Treatment on the Tensile Creep of Ultra-High Performance Concrete”, Materials Science and Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, October 7, 2009.
Publications (Books): 
R.B. Holland, L.F Kahn, and K.E. Kurtis “Chapter 7: Effect of different concrete materials on the corrosion of embedded reinforcing steel”, in Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Structures, Woodhead Publishing, Ed. A. Poursaee, p.131-48, ISBN: 9781782423812,2016.
T.L. White, T. B. Calloway, R.L. Brigmon, K.E. Kurtis, and A.R. Jayapalan, “Applications in Complex Opaque Slurry Systems, in Laser Scanning, Theory and Applications”, in Laser Scanning, Theory and Applications, Ed. C.-C. Wang, IN-TECH, ISBN 978-953-307-205-0, April 2011.
Phone: 
404.894.2201
AASHTO Sweet 16 High Value Research Project Award for “Corrosion-free Precast Prestressed Concrete Piles made with Stainless Steel Reinforcement: Construction, Test, and Evaluation” with Preet Singh and Larry Kahn, via Georgia DOT, 2016.
ASCE Biot Lecture, “21ST Century Cement Technology: Addressing Sustainability through Innovation” delivered at Columbia University, October 17, 2016.
Outstanding Reviewer, Cement and Concrete Research, 2015.
Outstanding Paper Award, Materials and Structures, 2015, for “Quantitative evaluation of carbonation in concrete using nonlinear ultrasound.”
ASCE Walter L. Huber Prize in Research, 2013.
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (Senior Faculty), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013.
Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award, American Concrete Institute, 2013.
Fellow, American Ceramics Society, 2011.
Award for Outstanding Article in the Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, 2010. (for Garas, Kahn, and Kurtis, ASTM J. Test. Eval. V38(6),pp.1-9.)
Fellow, American Concrete Institute, 2010.
ACI James Instruments Award for Research on NDE of Concrete, 2008. (for Chen, Jayapalan, Kurtis, Kim, and Jacobs, J. ACI Materials, V.106(4): 340-8.)
ACI Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, 2005.
Middle: 
E.
Interdisciplinary Research Area(s): 
Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Smart Cities
Sustainable Communities