Engineering Professor and Chair Elected Vice President of American Concrete Institute

Engineering Professor and Chair Elected Vice President of American Concrete Institute

By Matthew Perez

Engineering Professor and Chair Elected Vice President of American Concrete Institute

By Matthew Perez
College of Engineering Professor and Chair, Antonio Nanni, has been elected as vice president of the American Concrete Institute.

Antonio Nanni, professor and chair at the University of Miami College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, has been elected vice president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

“To say that I am humbled (and excited) by this opportunity to serve ACI as a VP and, possibly, as the president in two years’ time, is an understatement,” Nanni said. “I am committed to advance the cause of the Institute and, as importantly, contribute to improving the quality and sustainability of the built environment.”

ACI is a leading global authority in the development and distribution of standards, technical resources, educational programs and proven expertise in concrete design and construction. It is committed to advancing the field and pursuing the best use of concrete.

As an active ACI member and leader, Nanni serves on many ACI committees, including 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; 440, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement; 549, Thin Reinforced Cementitious Products and Ferrocement; the International Advisory Committee; and the Committee on Codes and Standards Advocacy and Outreach. Nanni also serves as a Trustee for the ACI Foundation. His past service to ACI includes membership on the Board of Direction, Technical Activities Committee, Educational Activities Committee, and Financial Advisory Committee. He has been recognized by ACI for his many contributions with the 2021 Arthur J. Boase Award, 2018 Joe W. Kelly Award, 2006 Chapter Activities Award, and 1999 Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award.

Nanni has received numerous awards and distinctions throughout his career, including the 2019 Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy from the President of Italy; 2018 John B. Scalzi Research Award from The Masonry Society; ASCE 2017 Richard R. Torrens Award for outstanding performance as editor of JMCE; 2017 Outstanding Service Award, Florida Engineering Society; and 2016 Foreign Member, Accademia delle Scienze dell’Istituto di Bologna, Italy.

A leading expert on concrete and advanced composite-based systems, research interests are in construction materials and their structural performance and field application, including monitoring and renewal with a focus on sustainability. He is currently Site-Director of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for the Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI).