Future Set in Stone
by Katherine Mills
Lisa Feldman, a Western Engineering
PhD student, has been recognized by the American Concrete
Institution (ACI) for her research contributions. Along with six
other students, Feldman has been selected as a finalist for one of
two ACI Student Fellowship Awards. These awards are given to
high-potential undergraduate and graduate students involved in
engineering construction management or similarly appropriate
curricula. The purpose of the award is to attract, identify, and
develop outstanding professionals for careers in the field of
concrete. The nominee must be a full-time student recommended by a
faculty-member who also belongs to ACI.
Associate Professor Mike Bartlett,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, feels that Lisa
is more than deserving of this recognition.
“Lisa’s unique combination of
industrial experience, initiative and enthusiasm makes her an
excellent researcher and an outstanding teacher and mentor.”
This honour is a very prestigious as
students not only from Canada, but the United States, and Puerto
Rico are also considered for the Fellowship. Lisa is extremely
proud to be representing Western and the nation, as one of only a
handful of Canadian nominees.
Lisa’s specific research interests
lie in the evaluation and repair of concrete bridges as well as the
service life prediction of bridges. Her PhD work involves the bond
behaviour of plain reinforcement in historical concrete bridges.
Previous to continuing her studies
she worked for nine years as a Structural Engineering Consultant,
and in returning to school hopes to pursue a professorship in Civil