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ACI Wason Medal - Dr. Kevin Folliard

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Dec. 1, 2014

Professor Kevin Folliard and research assistant Thano Drimalas received the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Wason Medal for Materials Research for a paper co-authored with two colleagues from the University of New Brunswick (Drs. Michael Thomas and Raj Dhole). 

The journal paper, entitled “Characterization of Fly Ashes for Sulfate Resistance,” was published in the ACI Materials Journal in 2013. This paper was based on research performed under TxDOT Project 4889 (Resistance of Concrete Exposed to External Sulfate Attack), a project in which Dr. Folliard served as the Principal Investigator. 

The Wason Medal is awarded annually by the ACI to a refereed technical paper based on its original research work on concrete materials and their use, or a discovery that advances the state of knowledge of materials used in the construction industry. The Wason Medal will be presented to the authors at the ACI Convention in April 2015 in Kansas City, MO. 

This is Folliard’s second Wason Medal for Materials Research – he previously received this prestigious award in 2010 for a paper reporting research on the prediction of thermal stresses in bridge decks.  The 2010 award was based on research performed under TxDOT Project 4563 (Prediction Model for Concrete Behavior), a project in which Folliard served as the Principal Investigator.

 

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