Maria Juenger is a Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where she has been since 2002. Dr. Juenger received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Duke University and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. After completing her Ph.D., she was a postdoctoral researcher in Civil Engineering at the University at California, Berkeley.
Dr. Juenger’s teaching and research focus is on materials used in civil engineering applications. She primarily examines chemical issues in cement-based materials; these include phase formation in cement clinkering, hydration chemistry of portland cement, calcium sulfoaluminate cement, and supplementary cementitious materials, and chemical deterioration processes in concrete.
In 2005 she received a Faculty Early CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. She is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and has received several awards from ACI for her research, teaching, and service, including the Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award in 2009, the Young Member Award for Professional Achievement in 2010, and the Wason Medal for Materials Research in 2011. She is currently chair of American Concrete Institute committee 236 – Material Science of Concrete.