Published: Nov 4, 2013 2:00:00 PM
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Anton Schindler, associate department chair and professor in Auburn University’s Department of Civil Engineering, has been selected as a fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). The designation of fellow is a highly respected and recognized title in the concrete community. Schindler is honored for his contributions to concrete materials research and education and will be formally acknowledged at the ACI Spring 2014 Convention, held March 23 in Reno, Nev.
Schindler, who also serves as director of Auburn’s Highway Research Center, has pioneered the implementation of self-consolidating concrete in drilled shaft foundations and transportation structures, and his studies have expanded knowledge of the early-age behavior of concrete, particularly thermal effects on setting and cracking. A recipient of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s William F. Walker Merit Teaching Award, Schindler develops innovative courses, technical sessions and national workshops that promote effective concrete design and construction to students, teachers and engineers.
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 challenges the industry faces. This forum is conducted through conventions and meetings, several publications and technical committees with an overall goal of finding the best methods to complete concrete work and spread that knowledge worldwide.