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Prof. Dr. Eddie Koenders
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Construction and Building Materials, Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: multiscale modeling; modeling hydration and transport; sustainable binders; thermal energy storage; ultralight foams
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Prof. Dr. Jie Hu
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
Interests: durability of concrete; corrosion of reinforced concrete; alkali-activated materials
Prof. Dr. Pizhong Qiao
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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
Interests: analytical and applied mechanics; structural health monitoring; composite and smart materials; material characterization; sustainable concrete
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Dr. Pengcheng Jiao
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Institute of Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan 316021, China
Interests: building materials; high-performance concrete; artificial intelligence in concrete; structural health monitoring; energy harvesting
Prof. Dr. Özlem Cizer
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Civil Engineering Department, Materials and Constructions Division, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 40 bus 2448, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: low-carbon cements; alkali-activated materials; early-age properties; carbonation; lime mortars
Prof. Dr. Alessandro P. Fantilli
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Department of Structural Geotechnical and Building Engineering, Politecnico di Torino-DISEG, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: building materials; construction materials; sustainable construction; concrete; reinforced concrete; concrete structures; structural design; high performance concrete
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Prof. Dr. Qingliang Yu
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Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: cement-bound materials; functional building materials
Dr. Claudio Ferone
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Department of Engineering, University of Naples "Parthenope", Centro Direzionale, Is. C4, 80143 Napoli, Italy
Interests: geopolymers; alkali-activated materials; sustainibility; waste recycling; advanced ceramics
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Dr. Sagrario Martínez-Ramírez
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CSIC - Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM-CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: mortar; cement; concrete durability; concrete material technology
Dr. Karim Benzarti
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Laboratoire Navier, Université Gustave Eiffel—Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 77447 Marne-la-Vallée, France
Interests: fiber reinforced composites; concrete structures; numerical modeling; CFRP laminate; strengthening; durability; mortar
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Prof. Dr. Francesca Tittarelli
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Department of Materials, Environmental Sciences and Urban Planning (SIMAU), Università Politecnica delle Marche, INSTM Research Unit, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: mortar; concrete; reinforced concrete corrosion; new binders; building materials; durability; sustainability; by-product valorization; indoor air quality
Dr. Sabino De Gisi
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry, Polytechnic University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: environmental impact assessment; industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and reuse technologies; innovative materials for environmental applications; multidisciplinary approaches for complex problems; remediation of contaminated sites; thermal treatments; waste management
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Prof. Dr. Francisco Agrela
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Departamento de Ingeniería Rural, Universidad de Córdoba, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: sustainable construction; recycled materials; life cycle assessment; waste and byproduct application; recycled aggregate cement-based materials
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Dr. Marta Palacios
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Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Sciences (IETcc-CSIC), 28033 Madrid, Spain
Interests: cement; hydration; chemical admixtures; rheology; supplementary cementitious materials; superplasticizers and accelerating admixtures
Dr. Dimitri Feys
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Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409, USA
Interests: cement-based materials; mix design; rheology; workability; placement
Dr. Romeu Da Silva Vicente
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Civil Engineering Department, University of Aveiro Department, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: seismic vulnerability assessment of masonry and mixed buildings; urban emergency planning and management; safeguarding of urban cultural heritage
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Dr. Fernando Gomes de Souza Junior
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Laboratary of Biopolymers and Sensors (LaBios), Institute of Macromolecules, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BR-21941598, Biazil
Interests: polymers; magnetic nanoparticles; geopolymers; magnetic heating; design of experiments; modeling
Dr. Costantino Menna

Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Interests: digital fabrication; 3D concrete printing; composite materials; fiber reinforced concrete; finite element modeling; sustainability and sustainable materials (including recycling and life cycle assessment); innovative materials and techniques for seismic retrofit; structural behaviour
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Prof. Dr. Claudiane M. Ouellet-Plamondon
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École de Technologie Supérieure, Construction Engineering Department, Montréal, QC H3C1K3, Canada
Interests: sustainable materials; alternative cement and concrete; alkali-activated materials; composite; biomaterials
Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Liu
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School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: solid wastes; reuse; recycle; ecological building material
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Dr. Wenzhong Zhu
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School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley PA1 2BE, UK
Interests: cement and concrete materials; nano/Micro-mechanical characterisation of materials; utilising wastes/recycled materials in construction; composites
Prof. Dr. Ben Amor
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LIRIDE (Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on Sustainable Engineering and Ecodesign), Civil and Building Engineering Department, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1, Canada
Interests: life cycle assessment; circular economy; materials flow analysis; green Buildings; eco-materials
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Dr. Dario De Domenico
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Department of Engineering, University of Messina, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: concrete structures; limit-state behavior of reinforced concrete structures; mechanics of materials; lightweight concretes; fiber-reinforced composites (FRP-FRCM)
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Dr. Jeong Gook Jang
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Division of Architecture and Urban Design, Incheon National University, 119 Academy-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 22012, Korea
Interests: cement; concrete; alkali-activated materials; cementitious materials; sustainability; durability; microstructure; physicochemical property; materials design; CO2 utilization
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Prof. Dr. Milena Pavlíková
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Faculty of Civil Engineering (FSV), Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: materials engineering; materials chemistry; silicates; building materials; glass-based composites; inorganic binders
Prof. Dr. Francisca Puertas
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CSIC - Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (IETCC), 28033 Madrid, Spain
Interests: cement; concrete; durability and sustainability of cementitious materials; admixtures and additives for concrete; alternative binders; alkali-activated materials
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Dr. Cesare Sangiorgi
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: pavements; bituminous materials; recycled materials; innovative paving materials
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Dr. Luigi Coppola
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Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Bergamo, Viale Marconi, 4 – 24044 Dalmine (BG), Italy
Interests: durability and sustainability of cementitious materials; admixtures and additives for concrete; alternative binders and aggregates; cement-based repair materials
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Prof. Dr. Maria Isabel Osendi
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Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: ceramics; ceramic composites; porous ceramics; 3D printing; ceramic reinforcement; thermal barrier coating; environmental coatings
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Dr. Hyeong-Ki Kim
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Department of Architectural Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju 61452, Korea
Interests: cement composite; supplementary cementitious materials (SCM); recycling
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Prof. Dr. Frank Collins
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Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
Interests: cement; concrete; construction materials; durability; remediation; sustainability of built infrastructure
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Prof. Dr. F. Pacheco Torgal
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C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Azurém Campus, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: eco-efficient construction and building materials; mechanical properties; construction and demolition wastes; embodied energy; construction materials biotech base; geopolymers; bio inspired construction materials; alkali-activated cement-based binders (AACB); concrete durability; concrete nanotechnology; industrial waste recycling; civil engineering
Dr. Isabella Lancellotti
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria "Enzo Ferrari", Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Pietro Vivarelli 10, 41125 Modena, Italy
Interests: recycling; waste valorization; waste inertization; geopolymers; glasses; glass-ceramics; cement; circular economy; chemical treatments; materials chemistry; heavy metals
Prof. Dr. Hubert Rahier
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Research Group Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Interests: alkali activation; geopolymers; non-traditional cements/ phosphate cements; textile reinforced cements; self healing materials (mainly polymers)
Prof. Dr. Chung Gil Kang
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Research Center for Net Shape and DIe Manufacturing(ERC/NSDM), Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
Interests: CFRP/metal hybrid sheet metal forming; casting/foging process; semi-solid processing; hot press forming (HPF)
Dr. Yi-Lung Mo
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4003, USA
Interests: advanced/smart materials and structures for a sustainable world; smart concrete for sustainable infrastructure; metamaterial-based vibration isolation of engineering structures
Dr. Liberato Ferrara
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: cement
Dr. P. J. Sánchez-Soto
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Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (ICMS), Centro Mixto CSIC-US, c/Américo Vespucio 49, edificio cicCartuja, 41092-Sevilla, Spain
Interests: raw clays; clay technology; ceramics; construction materials; advanced materials from clays; recycling wastes; firing of ceramics; archaeologic materials
Prof. Dr. Christophe Petit
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Laboratoire de Génie Civil, Diagnostic et Durabilité, Campus Universitaire de Génie Civil, Université de Limoges, 17 Boulevard Jacques Derche, 19300 Egletons, France
Interests: bituminous materials; fatigue and damage; modelling; heterogeneous modelling; Pavement design; Pavement maintenance and diagnostic
Prof. Dr. Paola Palmero
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Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
Interests: design and development of innovative compositions, structures and materials for the construction sector (waste‐based cements and alkali‐activated binders and materials); physical, microstructural, and mechanical characterization of materials and structures; composition–structure–properties relationships
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Prof. Dr. Lizhi Sun
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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Interests: micromechanics; multiscale materials modeling; cementitious composites; concrete; ultra high performance concrete
Prof. Dr. Zbyšek Pavlík
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Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: construction materials; building physics; materials testing; materials processing
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Dr. Didier Snoeck
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Building, Architecture & Town planning (BATir), Université libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: self-sealing; self-healing; durability; sustainability; microstructure; cementitious materials; microfibers; superabsorbent polymers
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Prof. Dr. Sukhoon Pyo
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Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 44919, Korea
Interests: ultra high performance concrete; sound-absorbable high performance concrete; railway; composites; sustainable construction materials
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Dr. Dolores Eliche Quesada
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Department of Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, University of Jaen, Campus Las Lagunillas, s/n, 23071 Jaén, Spain
Interests: recovery; waste; bricks; mortars; geopolymers; concretes; composites; ceramic materials; construction materials; sustainability; synthesis; processing; characterization
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Dr. Jean-Marc Tulliani
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Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: development of advanced materials for the construction sector (self-healing and self‐sensing concretes, as well as alkali‐activated materials); physical, microstructural, and mechanical characterization of materials; materials aging and decay
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Prof. Dr. Moncef L. Nehdi
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Western University, London, ON N6B 5L9, Canada
Interests: construction materials; sustainability; machine learning; deep learning
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Prof. Dr. Jun Zhang
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Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: cementitious composite; fracture of cement based materials; short fiber reinforced composites
Dr. Michele Dondi
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Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, CNR-ISTEC, 64-48018 Faenza, Italy
Interests: ceramic decoration; clay technology; refractories; silicate ceramics; waste recycling
Prof. Dr. Francesco Canestrari
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Department of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: rheology of asphalt binders; performance-based characterization of asphalt mixtures; design and maintenance of asphalt pavements; sustainable and innovative materials for road pavements
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Dr. Francesca Ceroni
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Engineering Department, Parthenope University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Interests: FRP materials; masonry; bond; heritage buildings
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Dr. Giovanni Polacco
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Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: bitumen rheology, polymer modified bitumens, energetic polymers, polymer nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. Pedro Garcés
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alicante, Carretera San Vicente, s/n., 03690 Alicante, Spain
Interests: characterization and durability of construction materials; metallic corrosion in construction; reinforcement rorrosion; polymeric inhibitors of corrosion; construction sustainability; conductive cement-based multifunctional materials
Dr. Marco Corradi
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Department of Mechanical & Construction Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
Interests: masonry; earthquake engineering; conservation engineering; timber structures; composite materials; sustainability in construction
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Prof. Dr. Jacek Tejchman
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Department of Buildings Structures and Material Engineering, Gdańsk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: building materials; concrete mechanics; soil mechanics; mechanics of bulk solids; shell buckling
Prof. Dr. Sérgio Manuel Rodrigues Lopes
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Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: behavior of structural concrete; high strength structures; non metalic reinforcement; noncementitious concretes; composite timber–concrete structures
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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Milani
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Dep. of Architecture Built Environment and Construction Engineering ABC, Technical University of Milan, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: materials and structures; masonry; rubber; vulcanization process; construction and building materials; textile reinforced mortars TRM; FRP composites; polymers
Dr. Paolo Foraboschi
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Dipartimento di Culture del Progetto, Università IUAV di Venezia–Dorsoduro 2206, 30123 Venezia, Italy
Interests: structural engineering; structural mechanics; structural design
Dr. Andrijana Sever Škapin
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Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Dimičeva 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: polymers; nanomaterials; durability; microstructure; microplastics; consolidation; photocatalysis; cultural heritage
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Dr. Carlos Chastre
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Department of Civil Engineering, NOVA University of Lisbon, Caparica, Portugal
Interests: strengthening of structures; FRP composite structures; stone masonry structures; precast concrete structures; cyclic tests; materials and durability
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Dr. Vit Smilauer
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Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Interests: micromechanics; multiscale modeling; coupled problems; numerical methods; silicate-based construction materials
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Prof. Dr. Alexandra Bertron
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Civil Engineering at LMDC, Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA Toulouse, 135 avenue de Rangueil, 31077 Toulouse, CEDEX 04, France
Interests: building materials, cementitious materials, durability, chemical attacks, microorganisms, biodeterioration, indoor air quality, microbial proliferation, photocatalysis
Dr. Florian Mittermayr
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Institute of Technology and Testing of Building Materials, Graz University of Technology, Inffeldgasse 24, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: concrete durability; microstructure; chemical attack; bio-deterioration of cementitious materials
Dr. D. A. (Dessi) Koleva
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Department Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md), Section Materials & Environment at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG), Delft University of Technology, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: electrochemistry in civil engineering; corrosion and cathodic protection for infrastructure; cement-based materials; nano-materials and self-healing; wastes utilisation for corrosion control
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Dr. Silvina Cerveny
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Centro de Fisica de Materiales (CSIC, UPV/EHU), Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 5 (20018), San Sebastian, Spain
Interests: dynamics of water, polymers and biopolymers; nanomaterials; cementitious materials; characterizations (mechanical properties, FTIR, DSC)
Dr. Neven Ukrainczyk
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Institute of Construction and Building Materials, TU Darmstadt Franziska-Braun-Strasse 3, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: sustainable construction and building materials; supplementary cementitious materials; microstructure; reactivity, durability; computational analysis; mathematical modeling; material’s structure–property relationships
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Dr. Mercedes Sánchez Moreno
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Department Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Córdoba, Edificio Marie Curie (C3), Campus de Rabanales, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: surface treatments; corrosion; durability; concrete monitoring; repair methods; electrochemical methods
Dr. Jorge S. Dolado
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Materials Physics Center ‐ Centro de Física de Materiales CSIC‐UPV/EHU, Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal, 5, 20018 San Sebastian, Spain
Interests: multi-scale modelling; ceramic and cementitious materials; nanophysics; green chemistry; sustainability; energy storage
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Dr. Bahman Ghiassi
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Centre for Structural Engineering and informatics, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Interests: durability and mechanics of construction materials and structures; experimental testing and computational modeling and destructive and nondestructive test methods; evaluation of the mechanical properties and durability of textile reinforced mortars and concrete and development of novel constitutive laws for simulation of the nonlinear response of these composites
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Dr. Qing-feng Liu
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State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: concrete durability; civil engineering materials; structural engineering; computational materials science; deterioration mechanism of concrete; transport in porous media; microstructures of cementitious materials; numerical modelling; electrochemical rehabilitation; sustainable construction materials
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Prof. Dr. Huisu Chen
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Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Construction Materials, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China
Interests: cementitious composites; non-spherical particle packing; statistical characterization of microstructure; percolation; transport; magnesia cements; self-healing modeling
Dr. Antonio Caggiano
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences, Technical University of Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: sustainability in construction and building materialsl recycling; smart materials; smart buildings; energy-saving; green buildings; eco-friendly materialsl nearly zero-energy buildings; energy efficiency; energy storage; phase change materials; renewable energy resourcesl zero CO2 emissions; CO2 storage in materials; modelling; multiscale; multiphysics; micro- and meso-scale
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