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Senior Principal Scientist, Toy Poole, Ph.D. Retires from CTLGroup

January 16, 2020

Senior Principal Scientist, Toy Poole, Ph.D. Retires from CTLGroup

SKOKIE, IL (January 16, 2020) – CTLGroup, an expert engineering and materials science firm headquartered in Skokie, Illinois would like to announce the retirement of Senior Principal Scientist, Toy Poole, Ph.D effective January 14, 2020. Dr. Poole was located in our Austin, Texas location and provided expert materials consulting services on an array of fascinating projects.

Dr. Poole was a member of the Materials Consulting Group since joining CTLGroup in August 2010. During his tenure, he assumed the position as a constant thought leader for the company, colleagues, and the industry. At the annual ASTM Convention, he received an award for his service as chairman of Committee C09.67. Dr. Poole Toy will now have more time to focus on gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Dr. Poole specialized in chemical reactions in cementitious material, including concrete properties, alkali-aggregate reactions, concrete curing, troubleshooting early slump loss and setting time problems and failure analysis of concrete in structures, as well as the statistical analysis of data. He has been an active member of ASTM since 1985 and served a term on the ASTM International board of directors from 2009 to 2011.

As a member of ASTM International and the American Concrete Paving Association, he has received multiple awards through ASTM including ASTM Society Award of Merit – Fellow of ASTM, 2004, ASTM – C09 Frank E. Richart Award, 2004, and ASTM – C01 Bryant Mather Award, 2003. Dr. Poole received his Ph.D. in Biology from Indiana University in 1987, his Masters in Biology from Clemson University in 1978, and his Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1968. He is also the author of over 50 publications, white papers, and articles.

Prior to joining CTLGroup, Dr. Poole served as a chemist in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center. There, he analyzed damaged concrete structures, researched hydration reactions and concrete workability, studied the damaging effects of salts on concrete in waste disposal and managed the Corps’ cement and pozzolan testing facility.

CTLGroup is an internationally recognized engineering, architecture, and materials science consulting firm, providing expert technical services to clients across an array of industries. Our engineering expertise is complemented by one of the largest and most comprehensive private material and structural testing laboratories in the world. Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, CTLGroup serves clients globally from offices in Austin, TX, Houston, TX, and Washington, DC. Website:


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