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Rizkalla Honored for Research

Dr. Sami Rizkalla, distinguished professor of civil engineering and construction, will receive the Concrete Research Council Arthur J. Boase Award on March 21 in Chicago.

The American Concrete Institution (ACI) Foundation selected Rizkalla for “significant research contributions and international leadership in advancing the knowledge and application of fiber reinforced polymer reinforcements for concrete structures.”

Rizkalla, director of the Constructed Facilities Laboratory, has focused on innovative use of FRP materials for rehabilitation, strengthening and repair of bridges and structures, as well as new construction. His current research includes the use of optic fiber sensor techniques for structural health monitoring. A faculty member since 2000, Rizkalla received his master’s and doctoral degrees from NC State. He has been an ACI member since 1972 and ACI fellow since 1993.

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