Summary: AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
January 15, 2007
The American Concrete Institute and the Reinforced Concrete Research Council,
announced the recipient of the Arthur J. Boase Award of 2007 to:
Thomas T. C. Hsu
University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA,
for his "extensive research advancing the understanding of torsion in structural concrete
members, and for many contributions to codification of design for shear and torsion".
Arthur J. Boase Award was established in 1971 to recognize and honor a person, persons, or
organization for outstanding activities and achievements in the field of reinforced concrete.
Thomas T. C. Hsu is the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Civil Engineering at the
University of Houston, Houston, TX. He has been with UH for 27 years, serving as the Chair of
Department of Civil Engineering from 1980 to 1984 and the founding director of Thomas T. C.
Hsu Structural Research Laboratory from 1982 to 2003.
He received a B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in
Harbin, China in 1957, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Structural Engineering from Cornell
University, Ithaca, NY, in 1960 and 1962.
Dr. Hsu was employed in the Structural Research Laboratory of the Portland Cement Association
(PCA), Skokie, IL, following his graduation from Cornell, and subsequently was a Professor and
Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, from