Missouri S&T researcher named ACI Fellow

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On December 22, 2014

David RichardsonDr. David Richardson, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Richardson, who is a member of numerous ACI technical committees and is past president of the Missouri chapter of the ACI, will receive the award on April 12, 2015, at the ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri.

ACI awards Fellow status to those who have “made outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction or management.”

Richardson earned a bachelor of science degree in 1971, a master of science degree in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1984, all in civil engineering from Missouri S&T. He is a registered professional engineer in two states, is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is an ACI certification examiner. Richardson has over 40 years of experience in construction materials, including positions with design and construction firms, departments of transportation, university education and research positions, as well as sole ownership of a commercial testing laboratory and partner in a consulting firm.

His research interests include the durability of concrete, the use of alternate sustainable materials in concrete and masonry, concrete strength and workability variables, mix design procedures, concrete reinforcement bonding, and concrete aggregate gradation optimization.

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