Shay Kurzinski

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Shay KurzinskiAssistant Professor of Construction Management

Contact Information

(401) 254-3515skurzinski@rwu.eduSE 109

Areas of Expertise

Mass Timber Construction, Timber Structures, Green Buildings, Sustainable Construction Materials, Sustainable Energy in Building Systems.


Ph.D. of Sustainable Construction Management, State University of New York, ESF. Syracuse, NY. 2022.; Masters of Landscape Architecture, State University of New York, ESF. Syracuse, NY. 2019.; Bachelor of Architectural Engineering. Iran University of Science & Technology. Tehran, Iran. 2015.

Dr. Shay Kurzinski is passionate about sustainable construction materials. She has studied Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Master of Landscape Architecture, and Ph.D. of Sustainable Construction Management. Her education has introduced her to green building design and engineering. Her Doctorate research has been on Mass Timber products, specifically on Cross-laminated Timber (CLT) and the research-invented product: Diagonal-Cross-laminated Timber (DCLT) to search the methods of improving and predicting CLT mechanical properties.

She has worked as a Project Engineer, Estimator, and Architectural Designer in the industry while being experienced in teaching and researching in AEC fields.