Jovan Tatar, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in UD’s College of Engineering, has received the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Young Member Award for Professional Achievement. Tatar was recognized for his research in the repair materials and methods for concrete structures; some of his recent projects include creating design guidelines for the anchorage of composite plates in concrete structures and the development of durable, moisture-resistant adhesives for concrete inspired by the adhesion of mussels to rocks underwater. He was also recognized for his service on ACI technical committees and his leadership as the founding faculty advisor to the UD student chapter of ACI. A scientific society focused on the usage, application and innovation of concrete, ACI develops consensus-based standards and technical resources along with educational, training and certification programs. The Young Member Award for Professional Achievement is given to an ACI member under 35 years of age who has demonstrated active participation at the local or national chapter level, service to the advancement of the industry and serves as an example for mentoring students or young professionals. Tatar will be recognized during the President’s Reception at the ACI Spring 2024 Concrete Convention, March 24-28 in New Orleans, Louisiana.