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Natural and Applied Sciences

Dan Kurfis

Adjunct Faculty


  • MEng Iowa State University
  • BS Mount Mercy University


Assistant Professor Daniel Kurfis joined Mount Mercy University after working in various engineering industries at Ford Aerospace, ITT Avionics, and, most recently, Rockwell Collins.

At Rockwell Collins, Kurfis worked to develop system-level solutions to complex avionics problems and mentor new engineers on a wide range of technologies.

Kurfis completed his Bachelor of Science in computer science degree from Mount Mercy in 2014 after being introduced to computer programming during his time at Ford Aerospace. Kurfis recently completed his Master of Engineering in computer engineering from Iowa State University in 2019, where he designed and implemented various algorithm simulations.

In his free time, Kurfis enjoys music and theater, and exploring our national parks.