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Rouzbeh Shahsavari, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE), and of materials science and nanoengineering, and principle investigator of the Multiscale Materials Modeling Lab at Rice University, is co-recipient of the best paper award given by the Journal of the American Ceramics Society (ACS).
 
“Cements in the 21st century: challenges, perspectives, and opportunities” appeared as the cover article in the July 2017 issue of the Journal, which marked its 100th anniversary. The paper covers a broad range of promising probes and technologies, Shahsavari said, from predictive multiscale modeling to big data and 3D printing.
 
Shahsavari shares the award with 14 other researchers led by Joseph J. Biernacki, professor of chemical engineering and University Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Tennessee Technical University.
 
Shahsavari earned his Ph.D. in CEE from MIT in 2010 and joined the Rice faculty the following year. He is an associate member of American Concrete Institute and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Advances in Cement Based Materials and the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering.
 
The award will be formally presented at the 2018 Materials Science & Technology conference and 120th annual ACS Meeting to be held Oct. 14-18 in Columbus, Ohio.
 
Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications