19 February 2014

Construction Materials: Young Researchers' Forum II

Organised by:

SCI's Construction Materials Group

University College London, London, UK

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Synopsis

Following the success of the 2012 Construction Materials Young Researchers' Forum, this event will be repeated on 19 February 2014.

The Construction Materials Young Researchers' Forum II is a meeting for early-career scientists and engineers working in the field of construction materials.

The aims of this joint meeting are:

  • To provide an opportunity to speak to a friendly audience of young researchers (research students and those recently appointed in industry)
  • To raise the level of contact and communication between people in the early stages of their careers, from both industry and academia
  • To increase each individual's understanding of how skills and facilities are distributed across the country
  • To provide an opportunity to learn more about the organisations hosting the event and their roles in research and industry

The themes to be covered in this Forum include: Cement & Concrete, Stone & Aggregates, Asphalt, Timber, Steel, Ceramics, Polymers, Chemical Admixtures and Paints.


Programme

Day 1

09:00
Registration and Tea/Coffee
09:50
Welcome by Prof Anthony Finkelstein, Dean of Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London
09:55
Chairman: Professor Peter Hewlett, President of the Institute of Concrete Technology
TIMBER FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS
10:00
Post-tensioning of timber beams with basalt fibre reinforced polymer, E.McConnell, Queen's University Belfast, UK
10:15
Mechanical characterisation of engineered guadua-bamboo panels, Hector F. Archilla, University of Bath, UK
USE OF WASTE MATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTION
10:30
Development of ceramic tiles for urban paving from the problematic fraction of incinerator bottom ash, Athanasios Bourtsalas, Imperial College London, UK
10:45
Performance comparison of lightweight mortars manufactured with virgin or recycled polystyrene, Chiara Giosuè, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
11:00
Long-term strength behavior in hemp concrete, Elsie Awwad American University of Beirut, Lebanon
11:15
Use of industrial wastes in the preparation of advanced photo-catalytic building materials, Josè Baluena Jurado, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
MATERIALS FOR NUCELAR WASTE IMMOBILISATION
11:30
Effect of hydrothermal condition on PC-BaSO4 system as a high density support matrix for deep borehole geological disposal of nuclear wastes, O.H Hussein, The University of Sheffield, UK
11:45
Synthesis for superplasticisers tailored for application in nuclear decommissioning and storage, Matthew Issacs, Loughborough University, UK
CEMENT HYDRATION
12:00
Modelling the influence of electrical current flow on the hydration process of cement-based materials, A. Susanto, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
12:15
Microstructure and phase assemblage of low-clinker cements during early stages of carbonation, Julia Herterich, University of Leeds, UK
12:30
DISCUSSIONS
12:45
LUNCH AND POSTER SESSION
DURABILITY OF STRUCTURES
14:30
The use of embedded sensors in assessing the early stages of corrison within reinforced concrete structures, Soretire Okufi, Loughborough University, UK
14:45
Residual bond strength behavior of corroded reinforcement in natural corrosive environment, Jaya Nepal, University of Greenwich, UK
15:00
Development of self-healing cementitious composites with mircroencapsulated healing agents, C.Litina, University of Cambridge, UK
15:15
Calcium aluminate cement as a modifier of lime binders destined for the architecture restoration, Mark Gawlicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
MATERIALS TESTING
15:30
Safety innovations in materials testing for tunnel construction, Karol Ledzion, Tunnelling and Underground Academy (TUCA), UK
15:45
Characterisation of Friedel's salt in cemntitious materials with Raman spectroscopy, Yanfei Yue, University College London, UK
16:00
DISCUSSION
16:15
COFFEE
17:00
AWARD CEREMONY - Professor Peter Hewlett, President of the Institute of Concrete Technology
17:30
CLOSE

Venue and Contact

UCL

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Chadwick Building
Gower Street 
University College London 
London WC1E 6BT 

 

Tel:

Email: yrf-2014@ucl.ac.uk


Fees

£15 for students

£25 for non-students

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