R. Douglas Hooton, Ph.D., a tenured professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, Ontario, has received the Frank E. Richart Award for his meritorious contributions to ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.

Hooton is an honorary member of both C09 and Committee C01 on Cement, and currently serves as C01 vice chairman. He also chairs Subcommittees C01.29 on Sulfate Resistance and C09.67 on Resistance to the Environment, and is secretary of C09.50 on Risk Management for Alkali Aggregate Reactions. A member of ASTM International since 1981, he also served a term on the ASTM Committee on Publications. He has received several awards for his contributions, including the ASTM Award of Merit and title of fellow, the C09 Sanford E. Thompson Award, and several C01 and C09 Awards of Appreciation.

A graduate of the University of Toronto where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering, Hooton received his Ph.D. from McMaster University in Ontario. He joined the faculty at his alma mater in 1994, and was appointed Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada/Cement Association of Canada senior industrial research chair in concrete durability and sustainability at the university in 2010. He also serves as a retained consultant at LVM (formerly John Emery Geotechnical Engineering Ltd.) in Toronto. Prior to his career in academia, he was a research engineer in at Ontario Hydro in Toronto, Ontario.

In addition to ASTM International, Hooton is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Concrete Institute, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, the Canadian Standards Association, the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, the Transportation Research Board, and RILEM - the international union of laboratory and experts in construction materials, systems and structures, and serves on the board of directors at the Association of Canadian Industries Recycling Coal Ash.

Hooton has authored or co-authored more than 200 technical articles in his field, and has won several awards outside ASTM, including the Robert E. Philleo Award and Arthur R. Anderson Medal from ACI; the Ontario Professional Engineer Medal for Research and Development; and the Chair’s Bronze Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research from the University of Toronto, among others.

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