Anton K. Schindler, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, the director of the Highway Research Center and Mountain Spirit Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Schindler’s research contributions have improved the industry’s understanding of early- and later-age performance of concrete in mass concrete, bridge deck, prestressed girder and culvert applications. He has contributed research and publications to significantly advance the use of internally cured concrete and self-consolidating concrete in the United States.
He is the current chair of the American Concrete Institute’s ACI Committee 237 “Self-Consolidating Concrete,” and past chair of ACI Committee 231 “Concrete Properties at Early Ages.”
He has served on the AU faculty since 2002, twice being selected by students as the department’s Outstanding Faculty Member. He also received the College of Engineering’s Walker Merit Teaching Award in 2012. His assistance has been valuable in educating engineers and university professors in concrete materials technology through the development and delivery of many workshops across the country.
Schindler was given ACI’s Wason Medal for concrete materials research in 2006 and 2011. Recently he received ACI’s Cedric Willson Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Award. Schindler also received a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to perform research to develop durable concrete infrastructure for the long-term storage of waste nuclear fuel. In 2013 he was elected an ACI fellow.
He received his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Alabama.