Faculty Profile for Dr. Fred Aguayo Jr.

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Dr. Fred Aguayo Jr.
Assistant Professor — Dept of Eng Technology
RFM 2240
phone: (512) 245-2137

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Federico (“Fred”) Aguayo is an Assistant Professor in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program housed in the Department of Engineering Technology at Texas State University. Dr. Aguayo completed his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin May 2016 in Civil Engineering with a special emphasis in Infrastructure Materials Engineering. He also holds an M.S.E. (2012) and B.S (2011) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Interests

- Durability of sustainable and resilient cement-based materials
- Utilization of emerging technologies and advanced sensing systems for multi-scale characterization of
infrastructure materials
- Long-term performance and structural health monitoring of infrastructure systems
- Alternative supplementary materials and more effective utilization of locally available material
- Application of rapid setting and novelty cements for accelerated infrastructure construction

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Vu, Q. H., Pham, G., Chonier, A., Brouard, E., Rathnarajan, S., Pillai, R., … Sarnot, A. (2019). Impact of different climates on the resistance of concrete to natural carbonation. Construction and Building Materials, 2016(20), 450–467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.04.263
  • Torres, A. S., Aguayo, F. M., Allena, S., & Ellis, M. (2020). The Effect of Various Superplasticizers on Ultra High Strength Concrete. Springer.
  • Torres, A. S., Thombare, O., Aguayo, F. M., & Drimalas, T. (2020). Evaluating carbonation-induced corrosion in high-volume SCM mixtures through the square root model.
  • Aguayo, F. M., Torres, A. S., Kim, Y.-J., & Thombare, O. (n.d.). Accelerated Carbonation Assessment of High-Volume Fly Ash Concrete. Journal of Material Science and Chemical Engineering.
  • Torres, A. S., Aguayo, F. M., Gaedicke, C., Nerby, P., Cavazos, M., & Nerby, C. (n.d.). Developing High Strength Pervious Concrete Mixtures with Local Materials. Journal of Material Science and Chemical Engineering.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. May 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: PCA Professors' Workshop Stipend Award, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Ph.D. Kolodzey Travel Grant, University of Texas at Austin. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: SHPE Dissertation Scholarship, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: ACI Central Texas Bob Flugge and Rodney Davies Memorial Scholarship, ACI Central Texas Chapter. 2012

Selected Grants

  • Aguayo, Federico Macias, Schemmel, John Joseph (Co-Principal), Humphries, Evan Diane (Co-Principal). Use of Rapid Setting Hydraulic Cement (RSHC) for Structural Applications, Texas Department of Transportation, State, $465000. (Submitted: March 2019, Funded: July 2019 - August 31, 2022). Grant.
  • Funez, Olvin J., Aguayo, Federico M. (Principal). Accelerated Sulfate Testing of Concrete, Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF), Texas State University, $1000. (Funded: December 2017 - August 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

CIM Director Search Committee
December 2019-Present
CIM Recruiter Search Committee
December 2019-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
ACI Student Competition - FRP Composites Competition
October 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Project Reviewer for the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
August 2019-Present
Mitte Building Renovations Committee
May 2019-Present