Stephen Lane, associate principal research scientist for the Virginia Transportation Research Council in Charlottesville, Va., has been honored with a 2007 ASTM International Award of Merit. Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates cited Lane for his leadership in and technical contributions to the committee, particularly related to concrete durability and alkali-aggregate reactivity. The award is the highest ASTM International honor for individual contributions to standards activities.
Lane lives in Barboursville, Va.
An ASTM International member since 1986, Lane is chairman of Committee C01 on Cement, its executive subcommittee, and Subcommittee C01.31 on Volume Change. He also leads Subcommittee C09.26 on Chemical Reactions and is member-at-large of the C09 executive subcommittee and Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials.
Lane has written and co-authored a number of technical papers and has been involved in promoting ASTM symposia. He has made significant contributions to developing standards for concrete durability, including his participation in several interlaboratory test programs related to ASTM standards. For his contributions, Lane previously has been recognized with a C01 Award of Appreciation and a C09 Award of Appreciation.
Outside ASTM International, Lane is a member of the American Concrete Institute, the Transportation Research Board and the Society of Concrete Petrographers.
Lane graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in geology, and the following year he became a research associate-inspector with the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory in Gaithersburg, Md.
After earning his M.S. in geology from Old Dominion University, Lane became a staff engineer with the National Aggregates Association and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. In 1990, he joined the staff of the Virginia Transportation Research Council.