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Tyler Ley


Regents Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

I have​ more than 20 years of experience in the fields of structural and concrete materials engineering.  During this time I have worked as an engineer with a design consultant, construction contractor, government agency, and as a professor.  This practical experience has made me a better teacher and researcher. 
I enjoy teaching.  Some of the awards that I have received include: the Halliburton Excellent Young Teaching Award in 2011, the Williams Foundation Professor in 2013 for the College of Engineering, the ACI Walter P. Moore Faculty Achievement Award in 2014, the Researcher of the Year Award from the College of Engineering in 2014, Halliburton Excellent Young Professor in 2014, the OSU Regents Research Award in 2014, and the ACPA Martin J. Knutson Award in 2017 and was named the outstanding professor at a research university by the Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence in 2018. I was named one of the Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry by Concrete Construction Magazine in 2019.   

In the last 14 years at Oklahoma State University I have received over $12M as PI and $11M and a Co-PI.  This includes the NSF Career Award in 2012 and three FHWA Exploratory Advanced Research Grants.  I have received funding from industry, state, private, and federal sources.  Several of my projects have created innovative products that have led to patent applications and changes in National Codes and Standards.  

I am very active in the American Concrete Institute where I am a voting member of the Concrete Durability, Material Science, Concrete Proportioning, and Sustainability Technical committees.  In addition, I serve on the executive committee of the National Concrete Consortium, a group made up of DOT engineers from 35 different states.  I also served as the president of the American Ceramics Society Cements Division in 2016.  I have a passion for creating innovative learning content.  My websites are visited by over 50,000 people per year and my education content on YouTube has been watched over 6 million times.  

Tyler Ley


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