Frosch reelected as trustee of ACI Foundation
Robert J. Frosch, senior associate dean of the College of Engineering, executive director of strategic initiatives in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research & Partnerships and professor of civil engineering, has been reelected as a trustee of the ACI Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute.
In addition to his position as trustee, Frosch serves as editor-in-chief of the ACI Structural Journal and a member of the ACI Structural Concrete Building Code Committee where he chairs the subcommittee on members. He is a former ACI board member and former chair of the ACI Financial Advisory, Codes and Standards Advocacy and Outreach, and Cracking committees.
His research, which focuses on the design and behavior of structural concrete, has resulted in changes to engineering practice and the building codes for buildings and bridges. He has received numerous awards for this teaching, research and service, including the ACI Young Members Award for Professional Achievement, the ACI 318 Distinguished Service Award, the 2014 Concrete Research Council Arthur Boase Award and the 2020 ACI Joe Kelly Award.
A Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and American Society of Civil Engineers, Frosch is a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana and Louisiana. He received his BSE in civil engineering from Tulane University and his MSE and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.