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Cornell University
Civil (Structural) Engineering,
B.S., 1969; M.S., 1971; Ph.D., 1974
Concrete Technology Consultant
107 Waverly Lane
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, USA


Dr. Nicholas J. Carino retired from the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2004, after 25 years of service as a research structural engineer. At NIST, his research involved in-place testing of concrete for strength, nondestructive methods for flaw detection in construction materials, and high-performance concrete. He conducted fundamental research on the maturity method and the pullout test method. He conducted breakthrough research on the use of stress-wave propagation to locate defects within hardened concrete. In 1986, he was awarded the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Wason Medal for Materials Research for a paper describing the initial research that subsequently led to the development with co-workers of the impact-echo method. He was awarded the same medal a second time in 1991 for research with Dr. Mary Sansalone on the application of the impact-echo method for detecting delaminations. In 1994, he was awarded a third Wason Medal for a paper with Dr. R. C. Tank on the maturity method. His exceptional contributions to research and standards development were recognized by ACI and he was the recipient of the Robert E. Philleo Award in 2004 and the Arthur R. Anderson Award in 2008.

In 2011, Dr. Carino was named an Honorary Member of the American Concrete Institute. He continues to be active on many technical committees. He served as the Chair of the ACI committee on nondestructive testing (NDT) of concrete and was instrumental in the development of committee's reports. He is currently a member of the construction subcommittee of the ACI Building Code Committee and is a member of the ACI Specifications Committee. He served on the ACI Board of Direction and the ACI Technical Activities Committee. Dr. Carino is also a Fellow of ASTM International, and served as Chair of Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. In 2002, he received the ASTM Award of Merit for his leadership, service, and outstanding contributions to Committee C09. In 2004, he received the Robert J. Painter Memorial Award from the Standards Engineering Society and ASTM for his service to standards development. In 2006, he received the Frank E. Richart Award for contributions in research and standards development. In 2009, he received two additional ASTM awards: the Katharine and Bryant Mather Award for outstanding service in performing administrative and managerial duties leading to enhanced standards and concrete technology; and the Walter C. Voss Award for distinguished contributions in the field of building technology.

Dr. Carino is recognized worldwide as an effective communicator on concrete technology and nondestructive test methods. He was a principal author and co-edited with Mohan Malhotra the widely-used Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete 2nd Edition published by CRC Press and ASTM International.
B.Tech (Hons) – Civil Engineering, 1978, IIT Kharagpur
M.Tech -1982 & Ph.D 1990: Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur)
Professor, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi


Dr. Bishwajit Bhattacharjee is Professor at the department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi-India. After obtaining B. Tech (Hons.) degree from I.I.T. Kharagpur in 1978 he worked for M/s Gammon India Limited for a short period of two years. Subsequently he obtained M. Tech. and Ph.D. degree from I.I.T. Delhi. His areas of active research interest includes corrosion of rebar in concrete, highperformance concrete, microstructure modeling of concrete, chloride ingress, service life prediction and life cycle costing of concrete structures besides condition evaluation and health monitoring of structures. Minor area of research and teaching interests are Building Physics and Building Engineering, Construction Technology and Construction management. He is Fellow of Indian Association of Structural Engineers. He is Life member of 1)Indian Concrete Institute, 2) Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structure. 3) Indian Society for Technical Education. 4)American Society of Civil Engineers India Section (ASCE-IS) 5) Maharashtra Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ACI) etc. He has authored more than 80, well cited, journal and conference papers including a number of them in leading International journals, besides authoring state of the art report, lecture notes and articles in workshop proceeding etc. He also had a visiting position in EPFL Switzerland and involved in collaborative research programs with German Universities and University of Dundee UK. He has delivered invited lectures in Srilanka and SaudiArabia both for industry professional and academic audience on various rebar corrosion related topics. At present he also coordinates a two way Video teaching program for Ethiopian student registered for Masters Program in Construction Engineering under MOU between IIT Delhi and MOE Ethiopia. He is actively involved in concrete related continuing education programs for various cement and concrete producers like Ultra-Tech and L&T ECC. He has handled more than 150 consultancies and sponsored research projects and is actively involved in various national committees. Dr. Bhattacharjee has supervised 115 M. Tech. and 11 Ph. D. theses till date and currently guiding 6 M. Tech. thesis work besides 9 ongoing Ph. D. research projects. Prof. Bhattacharjee has produced a popular video lecture course on Building Materials and Construction (BMC) through NPTEL project and is available in “You Tube”. He is member of editorial board of “Magazine of Concrete Research” and “International Journal of 3R’s” also a member of Research Council of CBRI.
Wrocław University of Technology
Institute of Building Engineering
Civil Engineering, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University Advisor for International Affairs
Vice Director of Building Engineering Institute
Wrocław University of Technology
Institute of Building Engineering
27 Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego St.
50-370 Wrocław, Poland


Dr. Andrzej Moczko holds the title of Associate Professor at Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Building Engineering. From 1991 to 1992 he was a research fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 1994 to 1995, he completed post graduate study in business management and received a diploma from Central Connecticut State University.

In 1996, Dr. Moczko joined TPM Consulting in Wroclaw to introduce the most innovative and reliable NDT systems for in-situ examination of concrete structures in Poland, particularly bridges. Dr. Moczko, apart from the university duties, is presently acting as research manager of this company.

His main research interest is focused on the evaluation of cracking behavior and fracture mechanics of cement-based composites by means of acoustic methods, particularly acoustic emission, ultrasonic pulse velocity, and impact-echo. He also specializes in nondestructive testing and evaluation of concrete structures with particular attention to bridge structures. He has extensive experience in the practical application of the following: DOCter Impact-Echo system and the s’MASH Impulse Response system for thickness measurements and flaw detection; Lok- Test and CAPO-Test for in-place compressive strength assessment; the Bond-Test for bond strength evaluation; maturity method for estimation of strength development; water permeability testing; Rapid Chloride Test; and corrosion mapping systems Dr. Moczko gives lectures frequently on NDT techniques at universities, government institutions, and private companies. In addition, he has a number of publications on modern NDT systems and their practical application.

Dr. Moczko is a Senior Member of RILEM and was an active member of Technical Committee 212–ACD (Acoustic Emission and Related NDE Techniques for Crack Detection and Damage Evaluation in Concrete). He serves as Secretary of Technical Committee 207–INR (Interpretation of NDT Results and Assessment of RC Structures). Dr. Moczko is also a member of the Science Committee of the Polish Society of Civil Engineers.

He is a member of the Polish Committee for Standardization and is responsible for standards development for NDT techniques for concrete structures.
Danish Engineering Academy
Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc., 1967
Copenhagen Business School
M.Sc., 1974
President of Germann Instruments
102 Emdrupvej DK-2400
Copenhagen Denmark


Mr. Claus Germann Petersen founded in 1974 the Germann Instruments companies, and has since been active in the development, marketing and implementation of GI's test systems for concrete and reinforced concrete structures worldwide. He has brought to market the following systems: the LOK-TEST and CAPO-TEST pullout systems for in-place compressive strength; the BOND-TEST for in-place tensile and adhesion strength; the Proove´it system for rapid chloride permeability testing (RCPT); the MERLIN system for bulk conductivity; the RCT system for rapid determination of chloride ion content; the Profile Grinder for determination of chloride ion profiles and service life estimation; the GalvaPulse system for corrosion rate of steel reinforcement; the ICAR Rheometer for evaluating the rheology of concrete; the Air Void Analyzer (AVA) for determining air-void parameters in fresh concrete; and stress wave methods for integrity testing of structures such as the DOCter Impact- Echo system, the s´MASH Impulse Response system, and the MIRA 3D Tomographer.

He established in 1978 the testing company In-Situ Testing of Copenhagen and headed it for 20 years, and has extensive experience in the application of the test systems.

He lectures frequently on NDT methods at universities and government or private institutions in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. During the past 30 years, he has conducted training courses and workshops on the implementation of the various test systems on a worldwide basis.

He founded in 1974, the Copenhagen Business School´s two-year, postgraduate course in Entrepreneurship and Start-Up of High-Tech Small Businesses, and was its professor from 1974-1985.

Mr. Petersen has authored many papers and books on in-place testing of reinforced concrete structures and has received a number of awards for his work in the NDT field, e.g., the Professor Ostenfeld Gold Medal from the Danish Society for Structural Science and Engineering.

He is a member of ACI committee 228 on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete and ASTM C09.64 Nondestructive and In-Place Testing, as well as the RILEM Technical Committee on Non-Destructive Testing.