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Dr. Antonio Nanni Receives 2018 John B. Scalzi Research Award for Masonry Research

Congratulations to Antonio Nanni, professor and chair of the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, who received the 2018 John B. Scalzi Research Award from The Masonry Society.

The award is named after John Scalzi of the National Science Foundation and is presented annually by The Masonry Society to honor an individual who has made an outstanding, lifetime contribution to masonry research. The award is selected through balloting of The Masonry Society Research Committee.

The Masonry Society is an international gathering of people interested in the art and science of masonry, the building of structures from individual units, whose mission is to advance the knowledge of masonry.

During his career, Nanni has studied concrete, masonry 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 has received several awards, including the American Concrete Institute (ACI) 2018 Joe W. Kelly Award, Florida Engineering Society (FES) Miami Outstanding Service Award, 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Richard R. Torrens Award , 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).

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