Auburn faculty member honored as fellow of American Concrete Institute

Published: Feb 3, 2010 2:00:00 PM
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Robert Barnes, James J. Mallett Associate Professor in Auburn University’s Department of Civil Engineering, was recently chosen as an Institute Fellow for the American Concrete Institute (ACI). The designation of fellow is a highly respected title in the concrete community, and Barnes was chosen for this honor for his contributions to the work of ACI. He will be officially recognized for this election at the ACI opening session and awards program in March 2010 in Chicago, IL.

Developed in 1904, the ACI is one of the world’s leading authorities on concrete technology. It serves as a forum for experts to discuss all concrete-related matters and solutions to problems. This forum is conducted through conventions and meetings, several publications and technical committee work. The overall purpose of the society is to provide partnerships in finding the best methods to complete concrete work and spread that knowledge worldwide.

Barnes joined the Auburn engineering faculty in 1999. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech and master’s and doctoral degrees in the same field from the University of Texas-Austin. His research interests include high performance concrete bridges, strut-and-tie models for design of structural concrete, anchorage of reinforcement in structural concrete, FRP strengthening of concrete structures and structural applications of self-consolidating concrete.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes