Research Interests

  • Structural Response for Air-blast, Impact, Progressive Collapse, and Underwater Explosion

  • Retrofitting using Fiber-reinforced Polymer Composites

  • Characterization of Cementitious Materials

  • Stability of Temporary Structures

PhD Students

3 Current

  • Geoffrey Dilg

  • Javad Esfandiari

  • Yohannes Lisanework (co-advising, AAiT)

3 Graduated

  • Captain Fausto Batista Mendonca (co-adivsed, ITA)

  • Wondwosen Ali

  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sobeski

MS Thesis Students

3 Graduated

  • Andrei Denes

  • Sara Mohamadi

  • Nouri Hacene-Djaballah

MS Project Students

16 Graduated

BS/High School Students

5 Mentored

     Office Location: 2222 Nguyen Engineering Building     |     Office Phone: (703)-993-1658     |     E-mail: gurgessa@gmu.edu