Academy of Distinguished Alumni
John E. Breen
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1962
M.S., University of Missouri, 1957
B.S., Marquette University, 1953
Jack Breen graduated from Marquette University, the University of Missouri and received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1962. A former construction engineering officer in the U.S. Navy and faculty member at Missouri, he holds the Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair at The University of Texas at Austin. He has received five university and national awards for his teaching.
Dr. Breen has made many significant contributions in structural concrete research, winning 10 medals for published papers. He has been a leader in the development of design and construction standards and a consultant for both structural concrete buildings and bridges.
An Honorary Member of ACI (American Concrete Institute), he has chaired the ACI Building Code Committee. He has been elected to both the USA National Academy of Engineering and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. He has been widely recognized internationally, receiving the FIP Medal in 1990, the IABSE International Award of Merit in 2000, and the fib Freyssinet Medal in 2002. He was named a Distinguished Engineering Graduate by the College of Engineering in 1991.
Inducted November 7, 2003