Associate Professor in the Materials group of the School of Civil Engineering
Dr. David Bonen joins Purdue as Associate Professor in the Materials group of the School of Civil Engineering. His research focuses on fundamental understanding of the relationships of the physical, chemical and rheological properties of cementitious systems with emphasis on the underlying science and correlation to microstructure on one hand, and applicable research related to mix design, self-consolidating concrete, resistance of concrete to high temperature, and deterioration of cementitious materials. His degrees are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After his Ph.D. in 1980, he spent about 10 years with Nesher, a midsize cement company, in the capacity of the manager of the central laboratories and research director. He then spent seven years wit USG, focusing on formulation and development of construction materials and structural fiber reinforced thin sheets. In 2002, he returned to the academia assuming a position of research professor at Northwestern University before joining Purdue in 2004.