Sina Mehdinia, Ph.D. candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering advised by Dr. Thomas Schumacher, is the winner of the 2019 James Instruments Student Award for Research on Nondestructive Testing (NDT) of Concrete. The competition is sponsored by James Instruments, Inc., a Chicago, IL-based manufacturer and distributor of NDT systems, and administered by ACI Committee 228, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete. Mehdinia received a $1,500 cash prize for his research paper titled “Enhanced Imaging of Structural Concrete with a Medical Image Fusion Perspective.”
He was scheduled to present his findings to ACI Committee 228 and at the Research in Progress session at the March 2020 ACI Concrete Convention in Rosemont/Chicago, IL, which was cancelled. The competition awards innovative student research in concrete and concrete materials using NDT methods, helps publicize the field of NDT and the work of the committee, and recognizes the support given by the sponsor to students working on NDT research.