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Friday, March 16, 2012

Reston, VA.—Antonio Nanni, a principal investigator with the University of Miami’s Center for the Integration of Compositions into Infrastructure, will be honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as the recipient of the Henry L. Michael Award for Industry Advancement of Research. The award will be presented at ASCE annual Outstanding Projects and Leadership Dinner March 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Nanni is a professor at the University and since 2006, the chair of the school’s civil, architectural and environmental engineering department. The award was established in 1996 in honor of Henry L. Michel, past chairman of the governing board of the Civil Engineering Forum for Innovation.

Nanni received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Universita di Bologna in Italy in 1978, and received his master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He received his doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Miami in 1985.

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