Dr. David Darwin is the Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1974. He has a BS and MS from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the University of Kansas, he served as an operations officer and unit commander in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including one year in Vietnam, and as the Senior Concrete Instructor at the U. S. Army Engineer School. He is a licensed professional engineer and international consultant. Dr. Darwin has a wide range of research interests. A pioneer in finite element analysis of reinforced concrete, he has made important contributions in the fields of steel-concrete composite structures, bond between reinforcing steel and concrete, concrete materials, corrosion, and bridge construction. Dr. Darwin is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute. He is a past member of the SEI Board of Governors and served for six years as the Editor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. He has chaired several SEI committees and is a past chair of the SEI Codes and Standards Activities Division. His ASCE awards include the Moisseiff Award, Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, Richard R. Torrens Award, State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award (twice), and the Dennis L. Tewksbury Award from SEI. He is the co-author of two widely-used textbooks, Concrete and Design of Concrete Structures.
Ph.D., P.E., F.ACI, F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2012