AquaSmart™ Technical Advisory Team

  • Anne Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE
    Anne Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE

    Founder & CEO of Ellis Global and American Concrete Institute President (2013-2014), Anne Ellis is regarded as one of the most influential voices in the concrete industry. A professional engineer with decades of experience, she is equally at home on the jobsite and the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies. As a Global Innovation + Knowledge Share Director for AECOM, she fostered a spirit of collaboration and inquiry that pushed the industry to reach beyond its long-accepted limitations. She is both a thinker (she co-authored the “Concrete Design and Construction” section of the Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers, Fifth Edition) and a doer (with a project portfolio ranging from casinos and hospitals to bridges and tunnels) who is helping guide AquaSmart’s™ game-changing solution to market.

  • Dr. Peter J. Carrato, P.E., S.E., Ceng, F.ASCE, F.ICE, F.ACI, F.ABET
    Dr. Peter J. Carrato, P.E., S.E., Ceng, F.ASCE, F.ICE, F.ACI, F.ABET

    Strategic advisor to Ellis Global, Pete is highly regarded for his expertise in the full range of structural engineering technologies and applications including steel, concrete and masonry analysis and design. Rooted in his Civil Engineering PhD from Duke University, his expertise was honed over four decades at one of the world’s largest Engineering Procurement and Construction firms. During his career he has mentored the next generation of engineers while mastering advanced computer modeling, authoring design guidance documents and resolving the most complex structural issues. His portfolio reflects success in structural dynamics work including earthquake and wind loads, blast and missile impact, and machine vibration. He is also acknowledged as an expert in complex bolted connection design (for both steel structures and anchorage to concrete.) This self-professed “concrete nerd” is a valued part of the AquaSmart™ technical advisory panel.

  • Dr. Matthew D’Ambrosia, P.E.
    Dr. Matthew D’Ambrosia, P.E.

    Matthew D’Ambrosia, PhD, PE, is a Principal with MJ2 Consulting, PLLC, with nearly two decades of experience in concrete materials behavior and research, including characterization of mechanical properties, development of new experiments, numerical modeling, and mixture optimization. His interests include materials optimization for specialized applications, durability-related mechanisms such as volume change and cracking, as well as new approaches to prediction and verification of service life, durability, and sustainability. He has expertise with large infrastructure and energy projects throughout the US, such as bridges, highways, dams, and power plants. His areas of research expertise include early age volume stability, creep and shrinkage of high-performance materials, self-consolidating concrete (SCC), fiber-reinforced concrete, shrinkage reducing admixtures (SRA) and internal relative humidity. He also has experience instrumenting and monitoring structural and material behavior in concrete bridges.