Board of Advisors

Dr. Kimberly E. Kurtis

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Scholarship & Professor

Joseph Thomas

Cementitious Materials Consultant

Dr. Kurtis’s innovative research on the multi-scale structure and performance of cement-based materials has resulted in more than 100 technical publications and two US patents. In addition to her technical and educational service contributions at the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Ceramics Society (ACerS), Portland Cement Association (PCA), Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), she has held two leadership positions.

In all, he has over 30 years of experience with cementitious materials, focusing on SCMs & Natural Pozzolans, blended cements, lightweight cements, ultrafine cementitious grouts, lightweight aggregates, and the remediation of non-spec waste products which have cementitious value. The majority of the commercial and soon to be commercial raw natural pozzolan products available in North America were developed under his guidance.

Advisory Board

Purebase recognizes that environmentally responsible and ethical operations are its duty as a member of the local and global community.  Our company prioritizes local employment, energy conservation, and consistently works to reduce waste.  Many of our products are developed with recycled and compostable materials that contribute to their organic certification.  We are committed to producing environmentally friendly organic agricultural amendments through sustainable green practices.