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Dr. Theresa Ahlborn
Dr. Theresa Ahlborn, PE
Associate Professor
Co-director, Michigan Concrete Initiative
Director, Center for Structural Durability
Director, Benedict Laboratories

Dr. Ahlborn specializes in concrete materials related to prestressed concrete bridges, including high performance and ultra-high performance concretes (UHPC) applications for structural durability. Current projects include: UHPC structural durability performance, condition assessment and repair of adjacent box-beam bridges, and rapid repair solutions for prefabricated (decked) prestressed beams.

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Dr. Devin Harrisr
Dr. Devin Harris
Donald F. and Rose Ann Tomasini Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

Dr. Harris is the Donald F. and Rose Ann Tomasini Assistant Professor in structural engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2004 and 2007, respectively and his B.S. from the University of Florida in 1999. His research interests include all aspects of structural engineering, with a main focus on bridges and innovative materials for civil infrastructure.

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Dr. Lawrence Sutter
Dr. Lawrence Sutter
Professor
Director, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute
Director, University Transportation Center for Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-MiSTI)
Director of the Facility for Non-Conductive/ Volatile Materials
Chair of the UTC-MiSTI Research Task Group

Dr. Sutter specializes in materials characterization, cement and concrete chemistry, concrete durability, and industrial residual reuse in concrete. Current projects include: research on the effects of deicing chemicals used on roads, coal fly ash specifications, and concrete mix design optimization.

Chemical and Physical Properties of Michigan Quarried Aggregate Source: Development of an On-line Database (pdf)

A New Approach to Specifying Fly Ash for Use in Paving Concrete (pdf)

The Deleterious Chemical Effects of Concentrated Deicing Solutions on Portland Cement Concrete (pdf)

A New Low-Cost Approach for Determining the Air-Void System Parameters in Hardened Concrete (pdf)

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Dr. Stanley Vitton
Dr. Stanley Vitton, PE
Associate Professor
Director of the Aggregate Research Center

Dr. Vitton concentrates his research efforts on the applied area of geomechanics. He has 8 years of experience with the Shell Oil Company enabling him to bring an industry perspective to his various field based projects. His primary focus is on the mechanics of seismic signals generated from hydrodynamic phenomena, an example of which is the interaction of tornadoes with the ground.

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Michigan Technological University | College of Engineering | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) | University Transportation Center (UTC-MiSTI)

Benedict Laboratory
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI - 49931-1200 - USA
Phone: +1 (906) 487-1474
Fax: +1 (906) 487-1620
concrete@mtu.edu