Kyle A. Riding, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) at the University of Florida, has been named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Dr. Riding is one of 20 members inducted into the 2022 class.
Dr. Riding has been a member of ACI for nearly two decades. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Riding served as chair of the ACI 231 Properties of Concrete at Early Ages committee. He is also a member of the 318A Structural Concrete Building Code: General, Concrete, and Construction subcommittee along with the ACI 201 Durability of Concrete, 207 Mass and Thermally Controlled Concrete, 236 Material Science of Concrete, and the Walter P. Moore Award committees.
“To me, it is a really high honor to be elected by my peers as an ACI Fellow. I am humbled, and it is something that I will cherish,” Dr. Riding said.
The institute inaugurated the Fellow designation in 1973. A Fellow is a high honor bestowed upon an active member who has been a member for at least 15 years. The member must have made outstanding contributions to the field of concrete materials.
Dr. Riding specializes in concrete durability research, which includes early-age concrete behavior, mass concrete construction and ultra-high-performance concrete methods.
“It comes as no surprise that Dr. Riding has been named a Fellow in the American Concrete Institute,” said Kirk Hatfield, Ph.D., ESSIE director. “Dr. Riding has helped propel ESSIE to national prominence in the sustainable and responsible use of the world’s most common human-made construction material.”
For Dr. Riding, this is a full-circle moment. He joined ACI when he was pursuing his doctoral degree.
“I’ve been a member of ACI since 2003. I joined when I was a graduate student and attended my first ACI conference that fall. Involvement in ACI has greatly contributed to my career and helped me learn about new topics in concrete materials science and technology and helped me meet and get to know industry thought leaders,” he said. “I received a graduate fellowship from ACI when I was in graduate school. That kept me involved as a grad student and helped me see the importance of ACI in the profession.”
Dr. Riding will be recognized at the Opening Session and Keynote Presentation, on Sunday, March 27, at the ACI Spring 2022 Concrete Convention.
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