David Richardson, Ph.D., P.E., F.ACI

Chancellor's Professor

Materials Engineering

Director, Superpave Training for Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Research Interests

  • Properties of pavement materials (asphalt, concrete, granular base, stabilized soil, subgrades)
  • Properties of building materials (concrete, masonry, aggregate)
  • Pavement design and analysis
  • Materials testing (methods and evaluation)

Courses Taught
Construction Materials Properties and Testing, Bituminous Materials, Properties of Concrete, Asphalt Pavement Design, Concrete Pavement Design, Advanced Properties of Concrete, Advanced Construction Materials, Advanced Construction Materials Testing, Foundation Engineering, Intermediate Foundation Engineering, Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer, Arkansas
  • Professional Engineer, Missouri

Recent Industry/Consulting Experience

  • Consultant, Rolla Geotechnical Engineers, (1980-1996)
  • Owner, Richardson Testing Laboratories, (1974-1996)
  • Partner, Long and Richardson Engineering Consultants, (1977-1980)  

Major Honors and Awards

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fellow, (2015)
  • Member of Missouri S&T Academy of Civil Engineers, (2015)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Missouri S&T, (1987, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Missouri S&T, (2011)
  • Chi Omega Outstanding Professor Award, (2011)
  • Dean of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, (2005, 2006)
  • Outstanding Freshmen Student Advisor Award, Missouri S&T, (2005-2006)
  • Freshmen Engineering Outstanding Advising Award, (2006)
  • Bernard R. Sarchet Outstanding Faculty Award, (2004)
  • ACI Missouri Chapter Concrete Person of the Year, (2003)
  • Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Achievement Award, Missouri S&T, (1995)
  • ASCE Best Practice-Oriented Paper, Materials Division, (1993)
  • ASEE New Engineering Educator Award, (1988)

Resume/CV:

Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1984
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1973
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1971