Dr. Kamal H. Khayat, the Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned the Arthur R. Anderson Medal from the American Concrete Institute (ACI). The award will be presented at ACI’s Concrete Convention and Exposition in April 2015.
The award recognizes Khayat’s work to develop and sustain world-class research facilities and for solving highly significant problems in concrete design, materials and construction.
The award was established in 1972 by the ACI in recognition of a past president of the institute. It is given to people, firms or organizations for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of concrete as a construction material. The award is not presented every year, only when decided by the ACI Board.
Khayat earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1982, a master of engineering degree in construction engineering and management in 1984, a 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 ACI and a recipient of a numerous awards, including the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International Sanford E. Thompson Award, the ACI/CANMET Award for contributions to the development of chemical admixtures for self-compacting in concrete and recently won the G.H. Tattersall Award for contributions in the area of sustainability and durability of concrete.