Concrete

Kurtis receives Concrete Institute’s Anderson Medal for excellence, creativity, leadership in concrete

Professor and Associate Dean Kimberly Kurtis (Photo: Christopher Moore)

Kimberly Kurtis didn’t know cement and concrete would become such an important part of her working life until she was a junior in college.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Smith Paris-bound next year as Chateaubriand Fellow

Ph.D. student Scotty Smith, who will spend six months living in Paris next year as a Chateaubriand Fellow.

Civil engineering Ph.D. student Scotty Smith is moving to France — at least temporarily.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jin wins ACI scholarship for his work on concrete sustainability

Ph.D. student Bill Jin, this year's winner of the Robert H. Kuhlman Student Scholarship from the Georgia chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

The Georgia chapter of the American Concrete Institute has awarded Ph.D. student Bill Jin $5,000 to support his studies and his research into green concrete material technology.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Project balancing economics, historic preservation, community needs wins over Capstone Design Expo judges

Team J2AD Engineering won the civil and environmental engineering award at the fall 2017 Capston Design Expo. From left, Jessie Lei, Jiyoon Oh, Austin Foo and Donald Smith accept their winnings from Buzz (yellow jacket, center). (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

The winning civil and environmental engineering project at this fall 2017 Capstone Design Expo doesn’t sound especially groundbreaking on paper. But in reality, it’s the kind of work that demonstrates the power engineers have to shape — and in this case, protect — communities.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Concrete industry group names Kahn educator of the year

Professor Emeritus Lawrence Kahn, who will accept the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's Educator of the Year Award in early October. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

The Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute will present Professor Emeritus Lawrence Kahn with its Educator of the Year Award in early October.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Smart Cities: Innovative approaches combining engineering, technology and the social sciences are boosting the urban IQ

Smart Cities graphic with a rendering of the city of Atlanta.

Georgia Tech has been intensifying its smart cities initiative, including membership in the national MetroLab Network and the launch of a new faculty council with members from more than a dozen university units. Tech has long been working in the, but the now the Institute is organizing all the research that’s happening to have a bigger impact.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Cardelino wins more support for her work on limestone in self-consolidating concrete

Ph.D. student Natalia Cardelino

Natalia Cardelino is stacking up the support for her work this spring. The second-year Ph.D. student has won a Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for her research looking at the best way to use limestone cement in self-consolidating concrete.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Kahn explains corrosion in Bay Bridge tunnel

Screen shot of SFGate.com tunnel corrosion story featuring Professor Emeritus Larry Kahn.

A chunk of concrete dropped off a wall into traffic Jan. 30 in the Yerba Buena Island tunnel that’s part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Now the California Department of Transportation is investigating whether there’s more corrosion in the tunnel that could lead to other problems.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cardelino wins ACI’s Kuhlman Scholarship

The American Concrete Institute Georgia Chapter has selected Ph.D. candidate Natalia Cardelino to receive this year’s Robert H. Kuhlman Student Scholarship. Cardelino will receive the award a banquet in February. She’s in her second year of doctoral studies in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where she is examining ways to improve the sustainability of concrete.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Toward ‘greener’ concrete: Kurtis article in MRS Bulletin focuses on innovations in producing the ubiquitous material

Cover of MRS Bulletin December 2015 special issue

Kimberly Kurtis surveys innovations in cement-based materials and efforts to improve the sustainability of concrete in a new article published in a December 2015 special issue of MRS Bulletin. The issue celebrates 40 years of the journal from the Materials Research Society. Editors invited Kurtis’ to explore recent developments in the design of concrete as part of the issue’s focus on the interplay between materials and engineering and how that relationship is driving innovations in materials.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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