Lawrence Sutter

Lawrence Sutter

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Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Director, MDOT Transportation Materials Research Center

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering Option, Michigan Technological University
  • BS, Metallurgical Engineering - Mineral Processing Option, Michigan Technological University
  • AAS, Electrical Engineering Technology, Ohio Institute of Technology

Biography

Dr. Lawrence Sutter has over 30 years experience in materials characterization, concrete-making materials, and concrete durability. Much of his research has focused on the use of various recycled and secondary materials including fly ash, blast furnace slag, and municipal solid waste incinerator ash. He also has performed numerous studies on the effects of deicing chemicals on concrete.

Dr. Sutter also holds numerous leadership positions within the industry including serving as a member of ASTM Committees C01 (Cement) and C09 (Concrete) and Chairman of Subcommittee 9.24 (Supplementary Cementitious Materials). He is also a member of the C01 and C09 Executive Subcommittees and numerous other subcommittees.

Larry is also a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and serves as Secretary of ACI Committee 232 on Fly Ash and is a member of Committees 130 (Sustainability), 201 (Durability), 221 (Aggregates), 239 (Ultra-high Performance Concrete) and also serves on the EAC (Educational Activities Committee).

Teaching Interests

  • Materials Characterization
  • Cementitious Materials
  • Concrete & Concrete-Making Materials

Research Interests

  • Materials Characterization
  • Cementitious Materials
  • Concrete & Concrete-Making Materials
  • Concrete Durability
  • Secondary & Recycled Materials

Specialties

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Concrete Petrography
  • Coal Fly Ash Utilization