David Lange wins Fulbright to study in Finland

10/15/2013 8:34:00 AM

Professor David Lange has received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on concrete durability in collaboration with VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland from January to June 2014. VTT is the largest multidisciplinary research organization in Northern Europe.

Lange will be developing new experimental techniques to better understand mechanisms that deteriorate concrete and limit service life. Drs. Erika Holt, Markku Leivo and Miguel Ferreira are among the VTT team focusing on concrete durability who will serve as primary partners during Lange’s time there.

“My ongoing projects sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration and Center of Excellence for Airport Technology fit well with the VTT area of work and will be enhanced by the collaboration,” Lange said.

Lange’s wife, Risë, and son, Micah, will accompany him for the six-month stay. Micah will graduate from Central High School in December, allowing him to take college courses in Spring 2014 at a university in Helsinki.