Professor and Associate Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
156 Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering
Areas of Interest
Prof. Kurama’s research interests include the behavior and design of concrete buildings under earthquake loading, precast/prestressed concrete, structures under fire effects, and reinforced concrete materials for increased construction efficiency and sustainability. He is a registered engineer in Indiana and Michigan.
He is a co-recipient of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Charles C. Zollman Award (2015 and 2018); American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award (2012); ASCE T.Y. Lin Award in (2003); and PCI Martin P. Korn Award (2002).
He is also a recipient of the PCI Distinguished Educator Award (2014); University of Notre Dame Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2013 and 2008); PCI Central Region University Professor of the Year Award (2012); and PCI Young Educator Achievement Award (2005). He was selected as a Faculty Fellow of Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning (2010).
Prof. Kurama received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 1999.
Ph.D, Lehigh University, 1997
M.S., Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, 1993
B.S., Civil Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1990