ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has honored Bruce J. Christensen, operations and development head at BASF Construction Chemicals Asia Pacific Business Unit, Shanghai, China, with the Sanford E. Thompson Award. The committee honored Christensen, an ASTM International member since 2000, for his outstanding research paper in the area of concrete and concrete aggregates. The paper was published in the February 2005 issue of the Journal of ASTM International.
Christensen currently resides in Shanghai.
After receiving his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., Christensen began his career as a senior research scientist at E. Khashoggi Industries, Santa Barbara, Calif. He then worked at BASF Admixtures Inc., Beachwood, Ohio, as group technology manager before assuming his current position in 2004.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in materials science and chemical engineering, Christensen is the co-author of more than 30 journal articles and book chapters, as well as a co-inventor on six granted and eight pending U.S. patents. In addition to ASTM, he is also a member of the American Concrete Institute.