2011

2011 Honorary Members

Zdenek P. Bažant

Zdenek P. Bažant received his civil eng. degree from CTU (Czech. Tech. University), Prague (1960); PhD from Czech. Academy of Sciences (1963); physics diploma from Charles University, Prague (1966); and Docent degree from CTU (1997). He is the McCormick Institute Prof. and W.P. Murphy Prof. of Civil Eng. and Materials Science at Northwestern University, where he founded the Center for Concrete and Geomaterials (director, 1981 to 87). He founded and chaired ACI Committee 446, Fracture Mechanics and serves on ACI Committees 209, 348, 445, and 447.

Bažant is a member of the Nat. Academy of Sciences (2002), Nat. Academy of Engineering (1996), AAAS (2008), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Italian Nat. Academy (dei Lincei), Spanish Royal Academy of Eng., Istituto Lombardo, Czech Academy of Eng., and Eur. Academy of Sci. and Arts. He was Editor of ASCE Journal of Eng. Mech., President of Soc. of Eng. Science, founding President of IA-FRAMCOS and IA-CONCREEP; member of U.S. Nat. Comm. on Theor. and Appl. Mech.; and is a registered structural engineer in Illinois. His honors include: 6 honorary doctorates (Boulder, Prague, Milan, Karlsruhe, Lyon, Vienna); ASCE Hon. Member; SES Prager Medal; ASME Timoshenko Medal, Nadai Medal, and Warner Medal; ASCE von Karman Medal; Newmark Medal, Lifetime Achievement Award, Croes Medal, Huber Prize, and T.Y. Lin Award; Exner Medal (Vienna); RILEM L’Hermite Medal; Am. Ceramic Soc. Roy Award; Torroja Medal (Spain); Šolín, Bažant (Sr.) (Prague) and Stodola (Bratislava) Medals; Czech Society for Mech. Medal; IACMAG Outstanding Contrib. Award; ICOSSAR Lecture Award; SEAOI Meritorious Paper Award; Best Eng. Book-of-the-Year Award (SAP); and others. Bažant was honored by 60th and 70th birthday workshops of ASCE, ASME, IA-FRAMCOS, ECCOMAS, and TCI. The titles of his six books, Scaling of Structural Strength, Inelastic Analysis, Fracture and Size Effect, Stability of Structures, Concrete at High Temperature, and Concrete Creep, indicate his research interests. He has published more than 500 refereed journal articles. With the H-index of 55 and more than 14,500 citations, he is one of the original top 100 ISI Highly Cited Scientists in Eng.

Nicholas J. Carino

Nicholas J. Carino, FACI, is a Concrete Technology Consultant in Chagrin Falls, OH. He is also an Affiliated Consultant to the Cleveland office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. In 2004, he retired from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after 25 years of service as a Research Structural Engineer. His research activities at NIST were in the areas of in-place testing of concrete for strength, nondestructive methods for flaw detection in concrete, and high-performance concrete. He was also involved in many NIST investigations of structural performance, including the World Trade Center disaster. From 1974 to 1979, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

Carino is a member and past Chair of ACI Committee 228, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete; and a member of ACI Committees 301, Specifications for Concrete; 329, Performance Criteria for Ready Mixed Concrete; 437, Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures; E707, Specification Education; and ACI Subcommittee 318-A, General Concrete and Construction. He is also a member of the TAC Construction Standards Committee and the SDC Technology Transfer Advisory Group.

He is a past Chair of the Fellows Nomination Committee; ACI Committee 306, Cold Weather Concreting; and the TSC-TAC Specifications Committee.

He is a past member of the ACI Board of Direction, the Technical Activities Committee (TAC), and ACI Task Groups ITG 7, Specification for Tolerances for Precast Concrete, and ITG 8, Performance Criteria for Concrete Materials.

He is a past Chair of the Fellows Nomination Committee; ACI Committee 306, Cold Weather Concreting; and the TSC-TAC Specifications Committee.

Carino received the ACI Wason Medal for Materials Research in 1986, 1991, 1994, and 2004; the Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award in 1993; the Robert E. Philleo Award in 2004; and the Arthur R. Anderson Award in 2008.

Carino is a Fellow of ASTM International and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is Co-Editor of the Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete. Carino received his BS, MS, and PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1969, 1971, and 1974, respectively.

Terence C. Holland

Terence C. Holland, FACI, owns a private engineering consulting firm in Auburn Township, OH. Prior to establishing his own firm, Holland was Director of Engineering, Admixture Division, Master Builders Inc., Cleveland, OH. He was also an Officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vietnam and Korea and a Civilian Research Engineer with the Corps at its Structures Laboratory, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. 

Holland is a past member of the ACI Board of Direction and was elected ACI President in 2002. He is also a past Chair of the Technical Activities Committee (TAC); his 3-year tenure as TAC Chair concluded in March 2000. He is a member and past Chair of ACI Committee 234, Silica Fume in Concrete, and is a member of ACI Committees 130, Sustainability of Concrete; 304, Measuring, Mixing, Transporting, and Placing Concrete; and 318, Structural Concrete Building Code. He is a past member of the Board Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development, the Publications Committee, the Construction Liaison Committee, the TAC Technology Transfer Committee, the TAC Metrication Committee Convention, and ACI Committees 363, High-Strength Concrete, and 546, Repair of Concrete. Holland is also a member of several professional societies.

In 1991, Holland received the ACI Construction Award for his paper on silica fume applications in the U.S., which was published in SP-114, Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Slag, and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete. In 1997, he received the Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award for his work with ACI Committee 234, Silica Fume in Concrete and other technical committees. In addition, organizers of a CANMET/ACI International Conference honored Holland’s contributions related to condensed silica fume usage. In 2007, a symposium on Advances in Concrete Technology was held in his honor in Warsaw, Poland.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, he received his MS and PhD in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, in 1974 and 1983, respectively.

Tony C. Liu

Tony C. Liu is a Visiting Professor and Director of the Sustainable Infrastructure Research Center in the Department of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in January 2005 after 30 years of distinguished service.

An ACI Fellow since 1982, Liu served on the ACI Board of Direction from 2002 to 2005 and the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) from 1995 to 2001. He is a past Chair of the Membership Committee and a past member of the International Committee. He is a member and past Chair of ACI Committees 364, Rehabilitation, and 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials. He is also a member of the Fellows Nomination Committee, ACI Committees 437, Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures, and 546, Repair of Concrete, and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 441, Reinforced Concrete Columns. He is a past member of the ACI Foundation (formerly the Concrete Research and Education Foundation) and the Concrete Research Council. He is a past Chair of the ASTM International Activities Committee and is a past member of ASTM Committees C01, Cement, and C09, Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.

Liu received the ACI Wason Medal for Materials Research in 1974 and 1983 and the Delmar L. Bloem Award for Distinguished Service in 2004. He received the Commanders Award for Civilian Service in 1994 and 1996 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2000 and 2004. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an Honorary Professor of the Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute in China, and a corresponding member of the Russian International Academy of Engineering in Moscow, Russia.

Liu received his BS in civil engineering from National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan; his MS in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; and his PhD in structural engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1965, 1968, and 1972, respectively. He is a licensed professional engineer in California and Mississippi.

Shunsuke Otani

Shunsuke Otani is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, before joining the faculty at the University of Tokyo in 1979 and Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, in 2003. He retired from university teaching duties in 2008. Otani is a past member of ACI Committees 318, Structural Concrete Building Code, and 442, Lateral Forces. He is a Past Vice President of the Japan Concrete Institute and past Chair of the Reinforced Concrete Committee of the Architectural Institute of Japan (JCI). He has been a lifetime member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 2007.

An ACI Fellow since 2005, Otani was the 2009 lecturer in the ACI Commemorative Lecture Series honoring Hardy Cross.

His research interests include laboratory testing, nonlinear static and dynamic analysis, and the structural design of reinforced concrete members and building structures affected by earthquakes.

He received his BEng in architecture from the University of Tokyo in 1966 and his MSc and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, in 1966 and 1973, respectively.

Richard D. Stehly

Before his sudden death in September 2010, ACI President Richard D. Stehly was Principal of American Engineering Testing, Inc., Minneapolis, MN. Stehly founded American Engineering Testing with three others in December 1989. He started American Petrographic Services in 1990. The businesses currently have 15 offices and 300 employees. 

A member of ACI since 1980, he is a past Chair of the Board Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development (now discharged), the Chapter Activities Committee, and the Strategic Planning Task Group. He is also a past member of the Financial Advisory Committee; ACI Committees 130, Sustainability of Concrete; and 318 WA, International Workshop—Structural Concrete in the Americas; and the Seminar Oversight Committee. He is also a past member of the Task Group on International Strategy, which led to the formation of the International Committee, for which he served as the first Chair. Stehly is a past member of the ACI Board of Direction and was named a Fellow of the Institute in 2000. Stehly traveled to more than 25 countries on behalf of ACI, presenting lectures on various concrete topics to ACI chapter members.

He was extensively involved in fly ash applications. The first ACI committee he served on was ACI Committee 226, Fly Ash, Other Pozzolans, and Slag (now discharged). He held a patent on a process to convert alum waste into a pozzolan.

He received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He was a licensed civil engineer in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He taught soil engineering at community colleges in the Minneapolis area for more than 25 years.

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