AU's Schindler awarded medal for concrete materials research

Published: Apr 21, 2006 12:15:27 PM
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Anton Schindler, Gottlieb assistant professor of civil engineering at Auburn, has received the American Concrete Institute's Wason Medal for Concrete Materials Research. Schindler received the award during the institute's meeting in Charlotte.

The Wason medal is given annually to the author of a peer-reviewed paper that reports original research work on concrete materials and advances knowledge of materials used in the construction industry. It was awarded to Schindler based on a paper that emphasizes the difference in behavior of cementitious materials as it relates to temperature on the development of mechanical properties and hydration products.

"It is an honor to be the first Auburn faculty member to receive this medal," Schindler said. "An award such as this brings recognition not only to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering but to the university as a whole."

Founded in 1904, the American Concrete Institute is one of the world's leading technical and educational organizations in field of concrete with almost 16,000 members.