Frosch To Serve As Editor-In-Chief of ACI Journal

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has a new editor-in-chief in Purdue’s Robert Frosch, associate dean for resource planning and management and professor of Civil Engineering. He has been named to lead the ACI Structural Journal.
Robert Frosch, Associate Dean of Engineering for Resource Planning and Management and Professor of Civil Engineering

ACI recently formed editorial boards to oversee the organization’s two publications. (ACI Materials Journal is the other). As editor-in-chief, Frosch will lead the board with advisement from four research expert members.

“This is the first time in the history of the institute that an editorial board has been formed for the journals, which are already considered world class and known as the place to publish concrete research. I plan to explore ways that we can further strengthen and enhance the reputation of the journals in keeping with the tagline ‘Always Advancing.’”

“ACI,” Frosch said, “is the leader in the development and dissemination of technical information related to concrete. ACI provides excellent networking opportunities that connect academics and professionals, including designers, contractors and industry. Ultimately, work in the institute influences practice and improves the quality of the building environment.”

Frosch, who began at Purdue 20 years ago, has been affiliated with ACI since he was an undergraduate student in 1989. He continued as a student member through graduate school and became a professional member following graduation. He has served in a variety of roles with ACI, including chairing the finance and technical committees, serving on the ACI Building Code (a model code for all concrete construction in the United States and around the world), and sitting on the Board of Directors.

“I bring a variety of technical expertise related to the behavior and design of structural concrete for both buildings and bridges. I believe that my varied experience will greatly benefit the position and provide a unique perspective.”

ACI was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich. The institute has nearly 20,000 members spanning more than 120 countries.