Civil engineering professor named ASCE fellow

By Drew Daws

Published: Nov 13, 2019 4:25:00 PM

Anton Schindler Anton Schindler

A faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering was recently named a fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction.

Anton Schindler, director of the Highway Research Center and Mountain Spirit Professor, was recognized for his research contributions that has improved the concrete industry's understanding of early- and later-age performance of concrete, and for his contributions to educate engineers and university professors in concrete materials technology across the United States..

“The American Society of Civil Engineers is our profession’s premier society and our nation’s old engineering society, so I’m very humbled to be elected an ASCE fellow,” he said. “This honor is also very rewarding as it is a result of both my research and teaching contributions to civil engineering while at Auburn University.”

Andrzej Nowak, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, said Schindler was a perfect candidate to be chosen as a fellow.

“A fellow is expected to 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,” Nowak said. “Dr. Schindler has satisfied these expectations.”   

Schindler played a key role in establishing the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Student Chapter at the university, Nowak added. The chapter has received national recognition for excellent performance.

Schindler was elected an ACI fellow in 2013. In 2015, he was elected as the chairman of ACI’s Self-Consolidating Concrete committee.  

He has served on the Auburn faculty since 2002. In 2012, he received the College of Engineering’s Walker Merit Teaching Award and has twice been selected as the department’s Outstanding Faculty Member.

Media Contact: Austin Phillips, austinp@auburn.edu, 334-844-2444

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