John Schemmel

John Schemmel, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Gellersen Hall, Room 106

Curriculum Vitae


Professor Schemmel is a professional civil engineer with interests in construction materials, standards development, as well as structural analysis and design. His research and writing has focused primarily on concrete and related products. He is active in the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Professor Schemmel is a Fellow of ACI and recipient of the ACI Certification Award. He serves on the Executive Sub-committee for ASTM C09 -Concrete and Aggregates. While at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Schemmel founded eTEC LLC (Engineering Training and Education Consultants). eTEC develops computer based training for individuals who work in the construction industry.


Ph.D. – North Carolina State University 1989
M.S.C.E. – Lehigh University 1984
B.S.C.E. – University of Wisconsin – Madison 1982


  • Professional Engineer, Arkansas, by examination
  • American Concrete Institute Concrete Field Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute Strength Testing Technician
  • American Concrete Institute Flatwork Finisher Technician
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Pervious Concrete Technician

Areas of Specialization

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Materials
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Technical Writing

Professional Affiliations

  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Chi Epsilon


  • “Impact of a Shrinkage Reducing Admixture on the Properties and Performance of Bridge Deck Concrete”, High-Performance Concrete: Research to Practice, American Concrete Institute Special Publication, SP-189, 1999  (James C. Ray and Mark L. Kuss)
  • “Implementation of a High Performance Concrete”, Materials and Construction: Exploring the Connection, Proceedings of MatCong 5, the 5th ASCE Materials Engineering Congress, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 10-12, 1999
  • “Practical Experience for Engineering Students”, Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 20, No. 12, December, 1998

Courses Taught

  • Construction materials testing and evaluation, standards development, structural design and analysis