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Riyadh Hindi Elected Fellow of the ACI

01/27/2020

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Riyadh Hindi works with graduate students in the concrete lab in McDonnell Douglas Hall. 

Parks College is pleased to announce that Riyadh Hindi, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI was elected as a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) in recognition of his contributions to the work of ACI. Dr. Hindi serves as the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research as well as a Professor of Civil Engineering.

Per the organization, “At the time of nomination, a Fellow shall have been a Member of the Institute, or a representative of an Organizational or Sustaining Member of the Institute, for at least fifteen years including three of the last five years. A Fellow shall 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. In addition, a Fellow shall have made significant contributions to ACI through committees and/or local chapters. A Fellow shall retain that membership rank as long as membership in the Institute is maintained or until elected an Honorary Member.”

Hindi’s area of expertise includes non-linear behavior, modeling, and damage of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete elements under static, cyclic and seismic loadings, confinement of reinforced concrete bridge columns, low-cycle fatigue of bridge elements and reinforcement, behavior of bridges under vehicular live load. His research includes experimental, analytical and finite element modeling of bridges and structures. He has developed a damage model of R/C concrete bridge columns under seismic loading based on degraded energy. Additionally, Hindi has served as a PI/Co-PI on many research projects sponsored by NSF, Caltrans, IDOT and MODOT. Hindi has supervised more than 25 graduate students’ research theses.