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Mailing Address

Dr. Edward J. Garboczi
Materials and Structural Systems Division
Engineering Laboratory
Building 226 Room A-361
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD  20899   USA
(301) 975-6708
FAX: (301) 990-6891
E-mail: edward.garboczi@nist.gov

Dr. Garboczi joined the Inorganic Building Materials Group of the Building Materials Division in October 1988. He was leader of the Group for 10 years, from 1999-2009, and then became a NIST Fellow. Dr. Garboczi is working on the relationships between microstructure and properties in cement- based and other random materials using realistic computer-based microstructural models and exact transport algorithms. AC and DC electrical, diffusion, fluid permeability, and linear elastic properties have been investigated and successfully compared to experiment. Percolation and composite theory are used to understand the microstructure-dependent properties of random materials. Dr. Garboczi also is pursuing research into mathematically characterizing particle shape, using spherical harmonic series acting on images measured using X-ray computed tomography. Particles that have been studied include sand, gravel, cement, limestone, shredded rubber tires, stainless steel and cobalt chrome for additive manufacturing, and lunar soil simulants. Finally, Dr. Garboczi has a growing research program using X-ray computed tomography to study microstructure.

Prior to his coming to NIST, Dr. Garboczi was a research physicist at the Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Research and Development Division.

Dr. Garboczi is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Ceramic Society, RILEM, and the American Concrete Institute. He received the Robert L'Hermite Medal from RILEM (International Union of Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures) (1992), the Silver Medal from the Department of Commerce (2009), the American Ceramic Society Edward C. Henry award (2009), the American Ceramic Society Della Roy Lecture award (2012), and is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and the American Ceramic Society.