David Darwin


David Darwin
  • Chair of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering
  • Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor
  • Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.AAAS, Hon.M.ACI, Dist.M.ASCE

Contact Info

Learned Hall, 2150B
Lawrence

Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. in Structural Engineering, Cornell University
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Cornell University

Research

Structural Engineering and Engineering Materials

Reinforced Concrete Behavior

Concrete Materials and Construction

Bond Between Reinforcing Steel and Concrete

Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures

Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel

Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

Durability of Transportation Structures

Awards & Honors

Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science
2016 - Present

Honorary Member
American Concrete Institute
2016 - Present

Distinguished Member
American Society of Civil Engineers
2012 - Present

Fellow
Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
2012 - Present

Chapter Honor Member
University of Kansas Chapter of Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honor Society)
2009 - Present

Honorary Member
Wire Reinforcement Institute
2005 - Present

Fellow
American Society of Civil Engineers
1989 - Present

Fellow
American Concrete Institute
1981 - Present

Sigma Xi
1977 - Present

Phi Kappa Phi
1967 - Present

Chi Epsilon
1965 - Present

Tau Beta Pi
1965 - Present

Phi Eta Sigma
1963 - Present

Concrete Research Council Arthur J. Boase Award
ACI Foundation
2013

University of Kansas Leading Light Award
2012

University of Kansas Miller Scholar

2012

Recognized by the Ad Astra Kansas Initiative
2011

ACI Certification Award
2010

Thomas C. Kavanagh Memorial Lecturer
Penn State University
2010

University of Kansas Miller Scholar

2010

Distinguished Visiting Professor
American University in Cairo, Egypt
2009

Recognized as one of the five most influential individuals in the concrete industry
In the January 2010 issue of Concrete Construction
2009

Dennis L. Tewksbury Award
Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
2008

Industry Service Award
Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Concrete Promotion Group, South Central Cement Promotion Association, Mid-West Concrete Industry Board, Kansas and Missouri Chapters of the American Concrete Institute, and Missouri/Kansas Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association
2007

Recognized for Teaching Achievement at the 10th Annual Celebration of Teaching Reception – one of 20 university wide
University of Kansas, Center for Teaching Excellence
2007

Outstanding Professor/Instructor
University of Kansas, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department
2006

ACI Joe W. Kelly Award

2005

University of Kansas Miller Scholar

2004

Award of Appreciation
ASTM International, Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys
2003

University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award

2003

University of Kansas Bellows Scholar

2001

ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award
As chairman, with the other members of the ASCE Task Committee on Design Criteria for Composite Structures in Steel and Concrete
2000

ASCE Richard R. Torrens Award

1997

ACI Structural Research Award
1996

ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award
As chairman, with the other members of the ASCE Task Committee on Design Criteria for Composite Structures in Steel and Concrete
1996

ACI Arthur R. Anderson Award
1992

University of Kansas Higuchi/Endowment-Irvin Youngberg Research Achievement Award in the Applied Sciences
1992

ASCE Moisseiff Award, with W. K. Lucas, for the paper “LRFD for Steel and Composite Beams with Web Openings”

1991

Deane E. Ackers Chair in Civil Engineering
University of Kansas
1990

ACI Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award
1986

University of Kansas Miller Award for Distinguished Professional Service
1986

ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
1985

Advisor to Kansas City Times on Pulitzer Prize Winning Series on Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse
1982

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
1972 - 1974

ARCOM with oak leaf cluster
1972

Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
1970

United States Army, Bronze Star Medal (BSM)
1970

United States Army, BSM with oak leaf cluster
1970

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
1967 - 1968

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
1967 - 1968

Fuertes Medal
Cornell University
1967

Randolph W. “Cy” Weed Memorial Trophy (Student-Athlete Award)
Cornell University
1967