Original Press Release
Dr. Ralph M. Paroli to Serve Term on the ASTM International Board of Directors
Press release date: January 10, 2011
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Ralph M. Paroli, Ph.D., director of building envelope and structure, Institute for Research in Construction, at the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has been elected to a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.
Paroli currently serves as chairman of ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, which honored him with an Award of Appreciation in 2004. He is also a member of Committees D11 on Rubber and E60 on Sustainability. He joined ASTM International in 1994 and was a member of the Committee on Standards from 2006 to 2008, for which he received a 2008 Service Award.
In his role at National Research Council of Canada, which he has held since 1998, he has responsibility for the NRC research program addressing concrete materials durability and repair, wall and window systems performance, and thermal and moisture performance of materials and roofing systems. Possessing more than 20 years of experience in spectroscopy and thermal analysis, and more than 15 years experience related to roofing, Paroli is currently involved with national and international committees in developing and assessing new techniques to characterize roofing materials and systems. He has been honored with several NRC awards, and he has participated in and led government research projects on roof system performance.
Chairman of the CIB/RILEM Joint Committee on Roofing Membrane Systems (Construction Industries Board/International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures), Paroli is past president of the Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy (formerly the Spectroscopy Society of Canada), which honored him with a Distinguished Service Award in 2006, and of the Canadian Thermal Analysis Society.
He is also a member of the American Chemical Society, the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario, the Canadian Roofing Contractors' Association National Technical Committee, the Chemical Institute of Canada (Canadian Society of Chemistry), and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Paroli was honored with the Canadian Roofers Contractors Association Frank Ladner Award in 1998.
Paroli holds a B.Sc. in analytical chemistry from the University of Concordia in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and a Ph.D. in physical and inorganic chemistry from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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