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Dr. Antonio Nanni Received the Outstanding Service Award

The Florida Engineering Society (FES) Miami chapter recently awarded the Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession Award to Dr. Antonio Nanni, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and professore ordinario, Dipartimento di Strutture per l’Ingegneria e l’Architettura, Università di Napoli – Federico II, Napoli, Italy. The ceremony will take place at the Miami chapter’s E-Week Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The FES Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession Award was established to recognize an individual who has, by virtue of his/her service, had a significant positive impact on the engineering profession. Awardees may have established a consistent record of service over a long period of time, or they may have made a short-lived yet exceptional contribution.

Nanni is interested in construction materials and their structural performance and field application, including monitoring and renewal, with a focus on the sustainability of buildings and civil infrastructure. He is the co-director of two federally funded centers: The National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for the Integration of Composites Into Infrastructure and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Center for Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation.

During the past 30 years, Nanni has studied concrete and advanced composite-based systems as the principal investigator on a number of projects sponsored by federal and state agencies and private industry. His research in materials and structures has impacted the work of several technical committees in the United States and abroad. Nanni is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers) and serves on the editorial board of other technical journals. He has advised more than 60 graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in the field; and he has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals, published more than 320 papers in conference proceedings, and co-authored two books.

Nanni has received several awards, including the 2015 Engineer of the Year Award, ASCE Miami-Dade Branch; 2014 IIFC Medal, International Institute for FRP in Construction; ASCE 2012 Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research; and Engineering News-Record Award of Excellence in 1997 (Top 25 Newsmakers in Construction). He also was elected a member of the American Concrete Institute board of directors for 2016-2019, a founding fellow of the International Institute for FRP in Construction in 2004, a fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1999 and a fellow with the American Concrete Institute in 1998. He is a registered professional engineer in Italy and the U.S. states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Oklahoma.

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