U of T Engineering Professor Doug Hooton (CivE 7T4, MASc 7T5) is the 2013 Robert E. Philleo Award winner from the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
The award, given by the ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council, honours exemplary teaching, research and service to the profession in the areas of durability of concrete, properties of concrete-making materials and preparation of standards and specifications.
“We are delighted Professor Hooton has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the integrity of our physical infrastructure,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “He is an exceptional leader in improving standards in this field.”
The Department of Civil Engineering professor is one of the country’s top experts in the durability and sustainability of cement and concrete. He has worked for years with industry and government to improve the design, construction and repair of concrete structures.
Hooton, who is currently serving as NSERC/CAC Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability, received his award on October 20 at the council’s annual convention in Phoenix.
Hooton also recently received the Frank E. Richart Award, presented by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and was inducted as a 2013 Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).