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Leslie J Struble

Leslie J Struble
Leslie J Struble
Professor Emeritus
(217) 333-2544
2110 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg

Primary Research Area

  • Construction Materials

Research Areas

Biography

Leslie J. Struble holds a B.A. in chemistry (Pitzer College, 1970), an M.S. in civil engineering (Purdue University, 1979), and a Ph.D. in civil engineering (Purdue University, 1987). She has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1989. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Illinois, she worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Martin Marietta Laboratories, and California Portland Cement Company.

Dr. Struble has taught undergraduate courses on the behavior of construction materials and on concrete science and technology, and graduate courses on the chemistry and microstructure of cement and concrete and laboratory methods for characterizing construction materials.

Dr. Struble is active in several professional societies. She is a member and fellow of the American Ceramic Society, where she has served as editor of Cements Research Progress and trustee of the Cements Division and is currently an associate editor of JACerS. She is a member and fellow of the American Society for Testing and Materials, where she serves as an associate editor of the Journal of ASTM International and is an honorary member of ASTM committees C01 and C09, where she chairs several subcommittees and task groups. She is a fellow and member of the American Concrete Institute. She is a member of the American Association of University Professors, where she is a member of the UIUC policy advisory committee and vice president of the UIUC chapter.

Dr. Struble is Director of the Center for Cement Composite Materials at U of I. She is affiliated with the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials. Dr. Struble was awarded a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1992 to support research on rheology of cement paste and concrete. She is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Concrete Institute.

She has edited several books and proceedings and has authored or co-authored more than 140 publications dealing with various aspects of cement and concrete.

Research Statement

Dr. Struble's research interests involve various aspects of concrete composition, microstructure, and performance. She is currently directing research on early cement hydration reactions and set, on geopolymer concrete, and on the substitution of alumina in calcium silicate hydrate.

Primary Research Area

  • Construction Materials

Research Areas