Lytton gives Monismith Lecture, receives award in Los Angeles

Photo of Dr. Robert LyttonDr. Robert L. Lytton, the Fred J. Benson Endowed Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the Carl J. Monismith Award and gave the Monismith Lecture at the Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Airfield and Highway Pavement Conference in Los Angeles in June.

The award is a cooperative effort between the Geo-Institute, the Transportation and Development Institute, and the Technical Pavements Committees of ASCE in honor of Professor Carl L. Monismith, the legendary pavements professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Monismith presented the first lecture in the series last year with Lytton following in his footsteps a year later.

The title of Lytton’s lecture was “Pavement Analysis, Design, and Management of Performance: The Cost of Uncertainty.” A plaque was also presented to him with the inscription, “In recognition of over three decades of sustained technical leadership in geotechnical and pavements engineering.”

Lytton received master's and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1971. He has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and is also an active member and fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in addition to the Academy of Geo-Professionals, Post-Tensioning Institute and Foundation Performance Associate of Houston.