Research Fellow

Racheal is a lecturer in the Historic Preservation Program at the UTSOA. She is also a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. She holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, all from The University of Texas at Austin.
 
Racheal has been actively involved in concrete durability research for the past six years. She has also been very active in the laboratory and the field as part of various studies sponsored by TxDOT and the City of Austin. Formerly, she worked as a consulting engineer for architectural repair and rehabilitation projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Her research focuses on evaluating the durability of various construction materials, particularly concrete, and developing mitigation techniques for material deterioration. She is particularly interested in materials conservation as it pertains to concrete and masonry structures. She is currently performing research to determine the durability implications, if any, of the use of landfilled lime residuals in the manufacture of cement.  
 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • condition assessment of historic structures
  • concrete conservation and repair
  • concrete durability
  • architectural materials conservation
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