Past Winners of the ACI-James Instruments Student Award for Research on NDT of Concrete

Year of Publication Winning Author(s) School Affiliation Title of Paper

Sangmin Lee

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Concrete Characterization using Sparse Ultrasonic Sensing and Physics-Informed Neural Networks

Zachary Coleman

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA) Automated Procedure to Identify Concrete Defects from Impact-Echo Data

Sikandar Sajid

McGill University Improved Defect Detection with Impulse-response Test

Bibo Zhong

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Evaluation of Stress in Prestressed Concrete Structures Based on Acoustoelastic Effect

Sina Mehdinia

Portland State University Enhanced Imaging of Structural Concrete with a Medical Image Fusion Perspective

Sepehr Pashoutani

University of Nebraska – Lincoln Ground Penetrating Radar Data Processing for Concrete Bridge Deck Evaluation

Tarek Omar

University of Western Ontario Thermal Detection of Subsurface Delaminations in Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

James Bittner/   Agustin Spalvier

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ultrasonic Analysis Modifications for Imaging of Concrete Infrastructure

Hajin Choi/Homin Song/   Quang Ngoc Vinh Tran

University of Illinois Investigation of Concrete Setting and Hardening using Leaky Rayleigh Wave Measurements
2014 Ahmad Shahroodi University of Toronto Wenner Probe Surface Resistivity Technique as a Nondestructive Indicator for Durability Assessment of Concrete
2013 Jordan Nelson University of Florida Full-field Visualization for High Density Ultrasound Measurements
2012 Sam Na Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology A Technique for Improving the Damage Detection Ability of the Electro-Mechanical Impedance Method on Concrete Structures
2011 Xiaowei Dai The University of Texas at Austin Signal Amplification by Using Parabolic Reflector in Air-Coupled Impact-Echo Test
2010 Seong Hoon Kee The University of Texas at Austin Low Cost Piezo-Ceramic Sensors for Health Monitoring of Concrete Structures
2009 Taekeun Oh University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Investigation of Delamination in Concrete Using Air-Coupled Impact-Echo Method
2008 Kyle Hoegh University of Minnesota Core-Free Ultrasonic Technique for Evaluation of Concrete Pavements
2007 Jun Chen/Amal Jayapalan Georgia Institute of Technology Nonlinear Wave Modulation Spectroscopy Method for Ultra- Accelerated Assessment of ASR in Portland Cement Mortar
2006 Gonzalo Cetrangolo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Inspection of Concrete Using Air-Coupled Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Method
2005 Michael McGinnis Lehigh University Water-Induced Swelling Displacements in the Core-Drilling Method
2004 Gonzalo Gallo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Use of Surface Waves to Evaluate the In-Place Strength of Concrete
2003 Alexander Gibson University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A Lamb Wave Basis for Impact-Echo Method Analysis
2002 Jinying Zhu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Non-Contact Detection of Surface Waves Using an Air-Coupled Sensor
2001 Monica Starnes Massachusetts Institute of Technology Quantitative Infrared Thermography for Quality Control of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Composites

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