Mobasher becomes Fellow of American Concrete Institute
March 16, 2009
Barzin Mobasher, a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), one of the most prominent organizations in the concrete technology field
Mobasher, who joined the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering faculty in 1991, has been involved in research and teaching in the area of cement and concrete engineering for more than 25 years. His specific expertise is in the mechanics of composite materials, the development of new construction materials and the durability of building materials.
The distinction of Fellow is bestowed by ACI on those who have made “outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products, and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction or management.”
Mobasher is responsible for an interdisciplinary research program focused on the theoretical and experimental mechanics of solids, with a current emphasis on the development of new construction materials and the processes needed to facilitate the manufacture, analysis and design of the materials.
His research and scholarly activities also include projects and collaborations in a variety of areas, including aerospace engine containment systems, the biomechanics of refractive surgeries, steel structural systems, durability of building materials, transport properties of solids, fracture mechanics of composites, and composites for power-delivery systems and performance-based specifications.
He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers on the mechanics and durability of concrete technology, and has delivered more than 120 technical presentations worldwide.
For the past decade, Mobasher has been working with the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Rock Products Association on research projects, educational seminars, and specifications for development of sustainable concrete materials – economical, durable, and high-performance materials.
He’s a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), past secretary of the joint ACI-ASCE committees on the fracture mechanics of concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, and thin reinforced cementations products and ferrocement.
In 1984, Mobasher was the recipient of the ACI Scholarship Award.
The American Concrete Institute www.concrete.org is a nonprofit technical and educational society dedicated to improving the design, construction, maintenance and repair of concrete structures, and is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on concrete technology.
Since its creation in 1904, the society has been “advancing concrete knowledge by conducting seminars, managing certification programs, and publishing technical documents” for its 98 chapters and 20,000 members in 108 countries.