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Neal S. Berke

309e163Neal S. Berke, Ph.D., vice president of research at Tourney Consulting Group LLC in Kalamazoo, Mich., has received the Frank E. Richart Award from ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates.

A member of ASTM since 1984, Berke has been the recipient of many awards including the Award of Merit in 1999 and the Francis L. LaQue Memorial Award in 2009. In addition to his active membership with C09, he has been a member of numerous committees including A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, C27 on Precast Concrete Products, E60 on Sustainability, G01 on Corrosion of Metals, C13 on Concrete Pipe, and G03 on Weathering and Durability.

Before beginning his career with Tourney Consulting Group, LLC in 2010, Berke worked as a research fellow at Grace Construction Products in Cambridge, Mass., for 27 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois.

In addition to ASTM, Berke is a member of the American Concrete Institute, NACE International, Transportation Research Board, ASM International, the American Society for Civil Engineering, and the Concrete Reinforcement Steel Institute.

Congratulations Neal, you are a Rock Star!