Dr. Federico "Fred" Aguayo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Concrete Industry Management
Phone: (512) 245-7254
Office: RFM 4212
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering/Infrastructure Materials Engineering, 2016
M.S.E, University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering, 2012
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering, 2011
Area(s) of Expertise:
Infrastructure Materials Engineering
Portland cement concrete and related systems; Concrete Durability; High-Volume Supplementary Cementitious Materials; Developing and linking standardized laboratory testing to field performance.
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.
During his graduate study, Dr. Aguayo has conducted and directed several research projects related to the durability of Portland cement concrete and related binder systems. He was a recipient of the Portland Cement Association Education Foundation Research Fellowship (2013), American Concrete Institute Central Texas Chapter Scholarship (2012), and national champion of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Big Beam Competition (2012). He is actively involved in the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Portland Cement Association (PCA), ASTM International, and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He currently serves as the faculty advisor to the Texas State’s ACI Student Chapter in the Concrete Industry Management program. Dr. Aguayo also has a strong interest and devotion in helping underrepresented students pursuing STEM degrees.
Dr. Aguayo’s primary expertise is in concrete durability, deterioration, and evaluation. His research interest includes durability of sustainable and alternative infrastructure materials and developing and linking standardized laboratory testing to field performance. He is experienced in developing innovative predictive methods for determining concrete performance in the field including an accelerated methods test method for evaluating the sulfate resistance of cementitious systems. He is interested in further extending the fundamental knowledge on the mechanisms involved in various durability-related issues towards advanced and sustainable cementitious materials and develop test methods, specifications, and guidelines for preventing deterioration caused by chloride/carbonation induced corrosion, alkali silica reaction, and sulfate attack of concrete.