David Fowler has taught at The University of Texas at Austin since 1964. He works in the Department of Architectural and Civil Engineering, where he holds the Joe J. King Chair in Engineering and the T. U. Taylor Professorship, and directs the university's International Center for Aggregates Research. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Architectural Engineering from UT, followed by his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dr. Fowler's research interests include polymer concrete, corrosion protection of concrete, bonded concrete overlays, repair of concrete pavements, concrete sealers, FRP wraps for concrete protection, materials data base for highway materials, monomers for sealing cracks in concrete, use of micro fines for producing concrete, test methods and mitigation methods for alkali-silica reaction in concrete, effect of aggregate characteristics on concrete properties, frictional resistance of seal coat pavements, protective coatings for reinforcing steel in concrete, and use of recycled materials in concrete. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the nation's highest honor for engineering professionals.