Luna Lu named ACPA Scholar in Concrete Pavement and Materials Science
Luna Lu, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has recently been named the ACPA Scholar in Concrete Pavement and Materials Science by the Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association. The ACPA Scholar designation recognizes an outstanding faculty member in the School of Civil Engineering.
Luna Lu is an associate professor in the materials area with a courtesy appointment in the School of Materials Engineering. Prof. Lu’s research centers on the discovery of functional nanomaterials with tunable (mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical) properties. She has worked across diverse research fields developing an interdisciplinary research program that integrates elements of material science, electrical engineering, and civil engineering. Such approach has led to many technological advances and innovations, which include high temperature thermoelectric materials for waste heat harvesting, multi-functional concrete for energy harvesting, piezoelectric sensors for monitoring concrete in-situ properties, and advanced composites materials.
Founded in 1963, The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is the world's largest trade association that exclusively represents the interests of those involved with the design, construction, and preservation of concrete pavements. ACPA represents these interests at the national level to Congress, FHWA, FAA, national trade associations, and business organizations. ACPA supports research and promotion to improve the quality of concrete pavements and expand their use. ACPA provides engineering expertise, design tools, pavement specifications, construction best practices, and education to members and agencies. ACPA represents nearly 400 member companies and 2,300 individuals across the US and abroad.
The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (IN-ACPA) represents the concrete pavement contractors, cement manufacturers and related material and equipment suppliers serving the concrete paving industry in Indiana. They provide technical, educational and governmental affairs services advocating the use of Portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP) for highways, airports, local roads and streets, and site paving installations. Established in 1988 as a chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) they are a not-for-profit trade association (501(c) 6) based in Indianapolis under the direction of an annually-elected Board of Directors.