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Section Board for 'Sustainable Materials' (27)

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Prof. Dr. Asterios Bakolas
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, 15780, Greece
Interests: sustainability in built and cultural heritage; building materials; conservation and protection of cultural heritage; low-impact building materials; durabiity of building materials; materials science; nanomaterials; life cycle assessment; risk assessment
Prof. Dr. Umberto Berardi
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Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: energy efficiency; new materials; lighting
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Prof. Dr. Cinzia Buratti
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Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti, 67, 06125 Perugia, Italy
Interests: energy and buildings; innovative and recycled insulation materials; transparent insulation materials; biomass and bioenergy; acoustics
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Prof. Antonio Caggiano
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1. Technische Universität Darmstadt; Institut für Werkstoffe im Bauwesen; Franziska-Braun-Straße 3; 64287 Darmstadt; Germany
2. University of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 430, C1053 CABA, Argentina
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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Dr. Salvatore Cataldo
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Department of physics and chemistry Emilio Segrè, University of Palermo, 90128, Italy
Interests: biochar; clay materials; adsorption; sequestration; gel beads; biomaterials; chemical speciation
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Dr. Wen-Shao Chang
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School of Architecture, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
Interests: timber engineering; timber floor vibration; vibration serviceability; structural dynamics; earthquake engineering; structural health monitoring; smart materials and structures; building conservation
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Dr. Antonio Conforti
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics - DICATAM, University of Brescia, Via Branze, 43-25123 Brescia, Italy
Interests: sustainable structures and materials; iron and steel slags in concrete; corrosion; durability; fiber reinforced concrete
Dr. Abdel El-kharbachi
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Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) Electrochemical Energy Storage, Germany
Interests: Physico-chemical properties; batteries; electrochemistry; thermodynamics; kinetics; hydrogen isotopes; hydrides; borohydrides
Dr. Sakdirat Kaewunruen
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School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Interests: impact engineering; structural dynamics; extreme conditions; mechanics; railways; nonlinear sciences; rail infrastructure; transport infrastructure; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Moncef L. Nehdi
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Western University, London, N6A5B9 ON, Canada
Interests: cement and concrete technology; durability and repair of concrete infrastructure; structural behaviour of special concretes; modeling the behaviour of cement-based materials; recycling industrial and mining by-products in construction applications
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Prof. Dr. Michael I. Ojovan
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Department of Materials, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Interests: nuclear waste; immoblization; vitrification, glasses; glass crystalline materials
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Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Pode
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Department of Physics, Kyung Hee University, Seoul Campus 1Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Korea
Interests: renewable solar energy; solar home systems; energy efficient solid state lighting systems; organic light emitting diode devices & organic solar cells; luminescence studies of organic materials; transparent conducting electrode for organic devices
Prof. Dr. Md. Safiuddin
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Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management, George Brown College (Casa Loma Campus), 160 Kendal Ave., Room C303, Toronto, ON M5R 1M3, Canada
Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
Interests: sustainable construction materials and technology; green buildings; sustainable infrastructure; utilization of agro, construction, and industrial wastes to produce new construction materials; incorporation of recycled materials in new construction materials
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Dr. Shengwen Tang
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School of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: Monitoring hydration and microstructure of cement-based materials using non-destructive measurement; Investigation of transportation property of cement-based materials; Microstructure and Durability analysis of cementitious materials; Fractal analysis of porous media; Electrical property of cement-based materials
Dr. Castorina Silva Vieira
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Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Interests: sustainable geotechnics; management of construction and demolition waste; construction and demolition recycled materials; geosynthetic reinforced soil structures; soil–geosynthetic interaction; seismic behavior of geosynthetic reinforced systems
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Assoc. Prof. Shashi Kant Bhatia
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Department of Biological Engineering, Konkuk University, Korea
Interests: biocatalysis and enzyme engineering; biofuel; biomaterial; biochemical engineering; antibiotics; metabolic engineering; glycosylation; bioencapsulation; mutagenesis; protein purification; molecular biology
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Dr. Mariateresa Lettieri
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CNR – SPIN (SuPerconducting and other INnovative materials and devices institute), c/o University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Interests: multifunctional coatings; nanomaterials; durability of polymers; sustainability in built and cultural heritage; eco-efficient materials for sustainable constructions; stone conservation; construction materials; anti-graffiti treatments; archaeometry
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Dr. Dexter Hunt
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: sustainable (low carbon) materials for construction; sustainable metrics; sustainable underground construction; futures scenarios analysis; decision-support systems; sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure systems; sustainable urban regeneration; urban metabolism and resource flows
Dr. Rui Micaelo
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: pavement research; materials behaviour and testing; asphalt life cycle; asphalt self-healing
Dr. Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos
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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electric Power Division, Photometry Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Heroon Polytechniou Street, 15780 Athens, Greece
Interests: engineering; environment; energy; renewable energy sources; waste management from organic pollutants; properties of polymer materials; business administration; education; culture; human resource management; psychology; urban and regional development; forest resource management; extroversion and internationalization of small and medium enterprises (SMEs); development economics; environmental systems; circular economy; behavioral ecology
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Graziano Salvalai
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Department of architecture built environment and construction engineering - ABC, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Interests: energy efficiency in buildings; zero energy building design; passive heating and cooling systems; innovative materials for buildings; building energy simulation and monitoring
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Elahinia
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Dynamic and Smart Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Toledo, OH 43606, USA
Interests: additive manufacturing; 3D printing; shape memory alloys; materials engineering; finite element analysis; control systems engineering; product design and development; electrical engineering; design engineering; product development; manufacturing process mechanics; mechanical processes; machining; experimental analysis of behavior; design optimization; MR fluids; mechanical vibrations; medical devices; computer-aided engineering
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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
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Prof. Dr. John J. Myers
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Department of Civil, Architecture and Environment Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 325 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, 1401 North Pine St., Rolla, MO 65409, USA
Interests: structures/high performance concrete (HPC) behavior and durability performance; fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) in structural repair and strengthening applications with an emphasis related to concrete and masonry structures, and their durability performance; development of environmentally sensitive construction materials; hybrid materials and enhanced systems for blast resistant structures
Dr. Gang Liu
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
Interests: Material and energy flow analysis; Industrial Ecology; Urban metabolism; Circular economy; Sustainable resource and waste management; Critical infrastructure and built environment stocks; Complexity and linkages of sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Chi-Ming Lai

Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Interests: energy-efficient buildings; green building design; building energy analysis; application of renewable energies in buildings; HVAC; heat transfer; phase change materials
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Dr. Chongqing Wang
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School of Chemical Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Interests: functional materials derived from solid wastes; biochar; green catalysts; cleaner production; waste management; physico-chemical properties; separation and extraction of industrial wastes
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