Rolla, Mo. — Lesley H. Sneed, Ph.D., associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Fellow status is granted to ACI members who have made outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction or management. In addition, Fellows have made significant contributions to ACI through committees or local chapters.

In the fall 2015 semester, Sneed taught Civil Engineering/Architectural Engineering 5220: Advanced Concrete Structures Design.

Her research interest include reinforced and prestressed concrete structural members and systems; structural models and experimental methods; innovative methods of repair and strengthening of structures subjected to seismic loading or other extreme hazards; evaluating existing structures; and design codes for structural concrete.

“Structural concrete behavior and design have always been a passion of mine. My industry experience has helped shape the way I approach research and teaching,” Sneed says.

Her current research includes repair of earthquake-damaged reinforced concrete columns; bond behavior of fiber reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites for strengthening concrete members; and shear friction of lightweight aggregate concretes.

Sneed joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 2008. She is an active member of ACI and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. She serves as voting member of ACI 318 Subcommittee E, Section and Member Strength, and ACI Committee 445, Shear and Torsion. Sneed is a registered engineer in Missouri and Georgia and has over seven years of professional consulting experience.

Sneed earned her Ph.D. in civil engineering from Purdue University in 2007. She earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995 and 1997, respectively.

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