Dr. John J. Myers, associate professor of civil, architectural and
environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has
been elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
ASCE awards fellow status to professional civil engineers “who have made
significant technical or professional contributions to the profession and who
have demonstrated notable achievement” in engineering.
An expert in high-performance materials, Myers recently developed an
environmentally friendly construction material that is lighter and more durable
than traditional clay bricks and concrete masonry blocks. The composite
material is made primarily from ASTM class C fly ash, a byproduct of
coal-burning power plants, and wood fibers – two materials that otherwise would
be put in the nation’s landfills. The development of this material has shown
promise for impact and blast resistant applications.
Myers received his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from
Pennsylvania State University in 1987. He earned a master of science degree in
structural engineering and a Ph.D. in construction materials and structural
engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and 1998,
respectively. He joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1999.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Myers serves as interim
director of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety (CTIS)
which is the National University Transportation Center at Missouri S&T.