Dr. Burris selected for ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement

At the Spring 2022 ACI Convention in Orlando, Florida Dr. Burris was selected to receive the ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement!

The ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement was established by ACI’s Board of Direction in 1997 for the purpose of recognizing the contributions of younger members of the Institute for professional achievement.

Nominees must be ACI members and 35 years of age or less at the time the completed nomination form is received at ACI headquarters. Nominees will be judged by the degree to which they have attained significant achievement in each of the following areas:

    • Active participation at local chapter level.
    • Active participation at national/international level.
    • Service to the advancement of the industry.
    • Examples of Mentoring Students and Young Professionals.
    • Other evidence of merit, which in the judgment of the Committee, shall have advanced the Institute’s objectives.

Dr. Burris was nominated by the ACI Central Ohio Chapter.

Dr. Burris and ACI President Cary Kopczynski

Award Bio:

Dr. Lisa Burris is an Assistant Professor in Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (Kansas State University, 2009), a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Kansas State University, 2011), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Construction Materials (University of Texas at Austin, 2014). She held a post-doctoral fellow position at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 2014 – 2016. Dr. Burris’ expertise lies in the area of multi-scale physical and chemical issues in cement-based materials including optimization of hydration, strength development, and durability of new supplementary cementitious materials and novel cementitious binders. Dr. Burris has extensive experience with materials testing and characterization, durability, and service life modeling and has published on these topics in journals including Cement and Concrete Research, Cement and Concrete Composites, ACI Materials, and Materials and Structures, in addition to helping to produce a FHWA Techbrief on alternative cements.

Dr. Burris serves as a voting member of ACI Committee 232 – Fly Ash and Bottom Ash in Concrete; Committee 242 – Alternative Cements, Committee 123 – Research, and Committee 236 – Materials Science of Concrete. She also serves as secretary for the current ACI Committee 236 task group (ITG1), as an associate member of ACI Committee 231- Properties of Concrete at Early Ages, as a board member of her local ACI Central Ohio Chapter, and as advisor of the Ohio State University’s ACI student chapter and ASCE Concrete Canoe team. She frequently assists with ACI Field Technician I and Aggregate Testing Technician I certification exams in the central Ohio region. Dr. Burris is a past recipient of the ACI Central Texas Chapter student scholarship.