David D. Darwin, Ph.D.

Dave Darwin looking through Rebar
  • Distinguished Professor and Chair
  • KU CEAE Department
  • Elected to CEAE Academy in 2023

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David Darwin, Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor, joined KU in 1974 and, at the time of his election, had been serving for 49 years, including 10 years as department chair. Dave is a leader in structural engineering and materials research with emphasis on all things concrete and played a major role in upgrading the laboratories across the department. Dave is a Past-President and Honorary Member of the American Concrete Institute, a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.