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, MichiganTechnological University
  • BS, Metallurgical Engineering - Mineral Processing Option, MichiganTechnological University
  • AAS, Electrical Engineering Technology, Ohio Institute of Technology


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


  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation, $144, 958, “Laboratory Study for Comparison of Class C Versus Class F Fly Ash for Concrete Pavement ”, Principal Investigator, 8/11 - 3/13.
  • National Concrete Paving Technology Center, $98,016, “A Study of Premature PCC Joint Deterioration”, Principal Investigator, 12/09 -5/10.
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program, $749,125, “Specifications and Protocols for Acceptance Tests of Fly Ash Used in Highway Concrete”, Principal Investigator, 7/07 - 7/11.