Greg Kopp is Professor of Wind Engineering.
Dr. Kopp’s research relates to mitigating damage to structures during extreme windstorms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. His expertise includes building aerodynamics, turbulent shear flows, and load effects on components and cladding. Methods include the use of model-scale wind tunnel tests, full-scale structural and component tests, and field surveys of damage.
He works actively to translate his research to the practice of engineering and, more broadly, to society. His work has been widely cited by several design standards. He is currently Chair of the ASCE 49 Standards Committee on Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures and Chair of the Chapter 31 Wind Tunnel Procedure task committee of ASCE 7. His work has often been featured in the international media including the NY Times and Discovery Channel.