Surendra P. Shah
Professor Surendra P. Shah is a Walter P. Murphy Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and was the founding director of the pioneering National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials. His current research interests include fracture, fibre-reinforced composites, nondestructive evaluation, transport properties, processing, rheology, nano-technology, and use of solid waste materials. He has published more than 500 journal articles edited more than 20 books and co-authored two books. Professor Shah is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Indian Academy of Engineering. He has received several awards, including the Swedish Concrete Award and American Concrete Institute's Anderson Award. He was named one of the ten most influential people in concrete by Concrete Construction Magazine.
Currently, he is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an honorary professor at several universities including Hong Kong Polytechnic University.