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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.


James Hanson

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 University.