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Kurtis Gurley

Professor and ESSIE Associate Director
Office 475I Weil Hall Lab Lab Test Work Phone: 352-294-7795 Website: Google Scholar page


Dr. Gurley’s primary areas of research are wind effects on residential structures and stochastic modeling of extreme winds and structural resistance. He couples field data with post-storm residential damage assessments, laboratory evaluations of component capacities, and wind tunnel studies to model the vulnerability of residential structures to hurricane wind damage.

Primary Research Area

Structural Engineering


B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 1991, University of Illinois
M.S., Civil Engineering, 1994, University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1997, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

Wind engineering, stochastic modeling