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Professional Experience Profile
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I have had more than 15 years of experience in the fields of structural and concrete materials engineering. I have worked as an engineer with a design consultant, construction contractor, government agency, and as a professor. I feel that my practical experience has made me a better teacher and researcher. I enjoy teaching, and regularly receive positive feedback and evaluations from my students (3.86/4 average rating as an instructor). I was also fortunate to be awarded the Halliburton Excellent Young Teaching Award in 2011, the Williams Foundation Professor in 2013 for the College of Engineering, the ACI Walter P. Moore Faculty Achievement Award in 2014, the Researcher of the Year Award from the College of Engineering in 2014, Halliburton Excellent Young Professor in 2014, and the OSU Regents Research Award in 2014. I have shown success in my grantsmanship as I have been the primary investigator on 37 projects for over $5.2 million in funding over 7 years at Oklahoma State University including the NSF Career Award for 2012. In addition I have served as an Associate Researcher on an additional $4.8 million. I have received funding from industry, state, private, and federal sources. Several of my projects have created innovative products that have lead to patent applications.
I am very active in the American Concrete Institute. I am a voting member of the Concrete Durability, Material Science, Concrete Mixture Design and Sustainability Technical committees. In addition I serve on the executive committee of the National Concrete Consortium, a group made up of DOT engineers from 30 different states. I will also serve as the president of the American Ceramics Society Cements Division in 2016. I have a passion for creating innovative learning content. I have created two unique websites and several more innovative teaching tools. My websites are visited by over 3,000 people per year. I have also started an after school program at a local elementary school to promote STEM topics to underrepresented 5th graders.