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Hanson Elected American Concrete Institute Fellow
November 23, 2011
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Associate Professor of Civil
Engineer James Hanson has earned one of the highest distinctions
for structural engineers, being named a Fellow of the American
Concrete Institute. He will be honored at the ACI's spring
conference in Dallas.
ACI Fellows are recognized for making outstanding contributions
to the production or use of concrete materials, products and
structures in the areas of education, research, development,
design, construction or management.
ACI Fellows, a lifetime appointment, are highly respected in the
concrete community, according to Ronald G. Burg, ACI executive vice
president. The total number of fellows at any time is capped
at five percent of Institute membership. Fellow candidates
must have been an ACI member for at least 10 years.
Hanson specializes in structural design of reinforced concrete,
pre-stressed concrete and steel. He has conducted research in
numerical simulation of crack propagation in concrete structures,
use of fracture mechanics in analysis and design of concrete
structures, and fracture toughness testing.
Hanson is a former U.S. Army Engineer officer who designed and
built pipelines, organized operations for combat engineering units,
and conducted the repair and rehabilitation of small
structures. He earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate
degrees from Cornell University, and formerly taught at Bucknell