Thomas T. C. Hsu is John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston. Dr. Hsu served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1980 to 1984, and the founding director of Thomas T. C. Hsu Structural Research Laboratory from 1982 to 2003. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, and is the author of more than a hundred technical publications and two books: “Unified Theory of Reinforced Concrete” and “Torsion of Reinforced Concrete.” His national awards include: ACI’s Arthur J. Boase Award for Reinforced Concrete Research in 2007, Anderson Award for Research in 1990 and Wason Medal for Materials Research in 1965, ASCE’s Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize in 1974, and ASEE’s Research Award in 1969. His UH awards include: Fluor-Daniel Faculty Excellence Award in 1998, Dukler Distinguished Engineering Faculty Award in 1998, Award of Excellence in Research and Scholarship in 1996, Senior Faculty Research Award in 1992, and Halliburton Outstanding Teacher in 1990.