Dr. Kopp has been a professor at Western University since 1997. He currently holds the ImpactWX Chair in Severe Storms Engineering as the leader of Northern Tornadoes Project and is Director of Resilience Initiatives for the Faculty of Engineering at Western. His research focuses on mitigating damage to buildings during extreme wind storms, wind tunnel testing of buildings, full-scale testing of houses and building components at Western's '3 Little Pigs' Project, and forensic investigations of building performance following severe wind storms. Dr. Kopp is active in implementing research findings into practice. He serves on the Task Committee for Climatic Loads for the National Building Code of Canada, is Chair of the ASCE 49 Standards Committee on Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures, and is Chair of the Task Committee on the Wind Tunnel Procedure for the ASCE 7 standard. He was recently awarded the American Society of Civil Engineer's Jack Cermak Medal for his contributions to wind engineering.