Lange elected president of the American Concrete Institute

4/10/2018 10:55:42 AM

By Kristina Shidlauski

CEE at Illinois professor David Lange was elected President of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) at its 2018 Spring Convention in Salt Lake City. His term extends from March 30, 2018 through March 29, 2019.

ACI is a leading authority and resource for the concrete industry. The organization – founded in 1904 – works to further engineering and technical education, scientific investigation and research, and development of standards for design and construction incorporating concrete and related materials. Lange is the 22nd CEE at Illinois faculty member or alumnus who has served as ACI President.

Also during the ACI Spring Convention, Lange received the ACI Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper for co-authored paper “Field Measurements of SCC Lateral Pressure—Toronto 2014,” by Gardner; Keller; Khayat; Lange; and Omran. The medal is awarded each year to the author or authors of the most meritorious paper published by the Institute.

Lange joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 1992 where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in civil engineering materials, repair of civil structures, systems engineering and engineering economics. His research interests include behavior of concrete materials in concrete pavement applications, characterization of microstructure of porous materials, early age properties of concrete, and water transport in repair and masonry materials.