Schindler to receive Frank G. Erskine Award from Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute

Published: Jan 31, 2013 10:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Morgan Stashick, , 334-844-3591


Anton Schindler, professor in Auburn University’s Department of Civil Engineering and director of Auburn’s Highway Research Center, has been recognized with the 2013 Frank G. Erskine Award from the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute (ESCSI) for his outstanding contributions to the use of lightweight aggregate.

Schindler is being recognized for leading the development of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) publication, The Economics, Performance, and Sustainability of Internally Cured Concrete. Schindler and former Auburn doctoral student, Benjamin Byard, developed publications to quantify the effect of using lightweight aggregates on the cracking tendency of concrete.


Schindler has served the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering since 2002. He has been honored with the college’s William F. Walker  Merit Teaching Award in 2012. Schindler received the Wason Medal for Concrete Materials Research from the American Concrete Institute in 2011 and 2006 and the Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award for the Southern District in 2008. He currently serves as chair of ACI’s Early Age Concrete Properties committee and secretary of ACI’s Self-Consolidating Concrete committee. His research areas include nondestructive testing; hydration modeling of cementitious materials; concrete properties; early-age behavior, analysis and design of concrete structures; design of structural concrete members; and self-consolidating concrete.

ESCSI is the international trade association for manufacturers of rotary kiln-produced expanded shale, clay and slate lightweight aggregate. The organization promotes the use of these materials in the lightweight concrete masonry and structural lightweight concrete markets, as well as in asphalt and geotechnical applications, because of its sustainable performance.