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CI Welcomes New Journal Editor

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Fabio Matta, Ph.D., M.ASCE

Fabio Matta, Ph.D., M.ASCE, has been named the new Editor in Chief of CI's Journal of Composites for Construction.

Matta is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, where he serves as graduate director. He teaches courses in structural materials and mechanics. His group does experimental and theoretical research on construction materials and their structural performance, ranging from affordable and high-quality earth masonry to advanced cement- and polymer-matrix composites, with an emphasis on extreme stressors.

His research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Energy, and industry. Matta has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings, and several articles in professional magazines and reports to sponsors. He has been recognized as a runner-up for the 2006 ASCE/CERF Pankow Award for Innovation, 2010 Outstanding Reviewer for the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, and received the 2017 ASCE Associated Editor Award. 

Matta is an active member of the American Concrete Institute (Committee 241 - Nanotechnology of Concrete, Committee 440 - Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement, and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 446 - Fracture Mechanics of Concrete) and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bridge Engineering and Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering .

He received his undergraduate education at the University of Padova, Italy (5-year degree), and the University of California, San Diego (UCEAP Scholar), and obtained his PhD from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

The Journal of Composites for Construction publishes original research papers, review papers, and case studies dealing with the use of fiber-reinforced composite materials in construction. Of special interest to the journal are papers that bridge the gap between research in the mechanics and manufacturing science of composite materials and the analysis and design of large civil engineering structural systems and their construction processes.