Matthew D'Ambrosia, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University
Matthew D’Ambrosia, PhD, PE, is a Principal with MJ2 Consulting, PLLC, where he specializes in solving difficult problems for the construction industry. His interests include materials optimization for specialized applications, durability-related mechanisms such as volume change and cracking, as well as new approaches to prediction and verification of service life, durability, and sustainability. He has expertise with large infrastructure and energy projects throughout the US, such as bridges, highways, dams, and power plants. Dr. D’Ambrosia has 18 years of experience in concrete materials behavior and research, including characterization of mechanical properties, development of new experiments, numerical modeling, and mixture optimization. His areas of research expertise include early age volume stability, creep and shrinkage of high performance materials, self-consolidating concrete (SCC), fiber-reinforced concrete, shrinkage reducing admixtures (SRA) and internal relative humidity. He also has experience instrumenting and monitoring structural and material behavior in concrete bridges.
Dr. D’Ambrosia received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, Indiana, and Georgia. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Ceramics Society (ACerS) Cements Division, and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is the Current Division Chair of the ACerS Cements Division Executive Committee. He is a member of ACI 349 (Nuclear Structures), 231 (Early Age Properties), 209 (Creep and Shrinkage), 236 (Materials Science), 329 (Performance Based Specifications) and 237 (Self Consolidating Concrete). He is the current Chair of ACI 209-C on Model Applicability and Uncertainty and he is the past Chair of Committee 07 Awards for Papers Subcommittee for Wason Medal for Materials Research.