Dr. Kamal H. Khayat, the Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently earned the G.H. Tattersall Award at the 2014 ECO-CRETE, International Symposium on Sustainability held in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The award, the third of its kind presented in the last 11 years, recognizes researchers’ sustained and outstanding contribution in the areas of sustainability and durability of concrete.
While at the conference, Khayat, who is director of both the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies and Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable – Tier One Transportation University Transportation Center at Missouri S&T, co-presented a keynote speech titled “Recent Advances in Pumping of High-Performance Concrete” with Dr. Dimitri Feys, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at S&T.
Khayat earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1982, master of engineering degree in construction engineering and management in 1984, master of science degree in structural engineering in 1985 and Ph.D. in civil engineering in 1989, all from the University of California-Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International Sanford E. Thompson Award and has earned the ACI/CANMET Award for Outstanding Contribution in Concrete Technology.
The conference also included the 23rd Nordic Rheology Conference and the XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium. The three conferences covered all aspects of concrete material science and engineering, with themes like rheology, self-consolidating concrete, sustainability, corrosion, use of fibers, shrinkage and cracking, structural behavior, testing, durability, and service life.