Richard Lampo (M.S. Chemistry, ’79), St. Joseph, Ill., was named Researcher of the Year at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.
He was commended for advancing the state of practice for fiber-reinforced polymer composites in infrastructure applications benefitting the Department of Defense and nation. This technology is being used to build and sustain critical military and civil works facilities, reduce maintenance requirements, and replace corrosive construction materials.
Lampo is a materials engineer at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign. He specializes in research and standards development for recycled plastic construction materials, remote monitoring for structural health, and demolition waste reduction at military installations.
CERL of one of seven laboratories comprising the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. ERDC is the premier research and development facility for USACE, with more than 2,500 employees, $1.2 billion in facilities and an annual research program exceeding $1.5 billion. It conducts research in both military and civil works mission areas for the Department of Defense and the nation.
From the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineering Research Laboratory