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ACerS Cements Division

Mission statement  

 

Our Mission: The Cements Division of The American Ceramic Society is involved with the research, development, manufacture, and sale of cements, limes, and plasters. Developments in Portland cement occupy much of the Division members’ efforts.

The Cements Division of The American Ceramic Society is involved with the research, development, manufacture, and sale of cements, limes, and plasters. Developments in Portland cement occupy much of the Division members’ efforts.

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 Meeting Spotlight  

 

July 20 – 22, 2015

6th Advances in Cement-based Materials (Cements 2015)

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas USA

 

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Division leadership  

Chair: Jeff Chen | Lafarge Centre de Recherche |  Ph: 33 625 673966 

Chair-Elect: Tyler Ley | Oklahoma State University | Ph: (512) 289-6298

Secretary: Aleksandra Radlińska | Penn State University | Ph: (814) 865-9427

Trustee: Joseph J. Biernacki | Tennessee Technological Univ. | Ph: (931) 372-3667

 

Division rules and reports   

Cements Division Rules

 

Awards  

Brunauer Best Paper Award

This award is presented for the best scientific paper on the topic of cement and concrete published by ACerS during the previous year.

 

2013 Winning Paper: “The Instantaneous Apparent Activation Energy of Cement Hydration Measured Using a Novel Calorimetry-Based Method”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 (10) 3291-3296 (2012)

 

2011 Winning Paper: “New Insights into the Effect of Calcium Hydroxide Precipitation on the Kinetics of Tricalcium Silicate Hydration”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 93 (7) 1894-1903 (2010)

by Jeffrey W. Bullard and Robert J. Flatt

 

2010 Winning Paper: “First-Principles Study of Elastic Constants and Interlayer Interactions of Complex Hydrated Oxides: Case Study of Tobermorite and Jennite” 
Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 92 (10) 2323-2330(2009)
by Rouzbeh Shahsavari, Markus J. Buehler, Roland J.-M. Pellenq, and Franz-Josef Ulm

 

L.E. Copeland Award
This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the development and understanding of cement and concrete science. Presentation of this award is considered whenever the Copeland Award Committee feels that there is a suitable candidate. 

 

Della Roy Lecture and Award

The Della Roy lecturer is selected each year by the division executive committee. The recipient does not need to be a member of the Cements Division or the Society at large.

 

2014 Della Roy Lecturer:

Ellis Gartner, scientific director (chemistry), Lafarge Central Research, France

Lecture title: 40 Years a Cement Scientist – Can this be Sustainable?

 

2013 Della Roy Lecturer:

Leslie J. Struble, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lecture title: Calcium in Geopolymers

Watch the video of Dr. Struble presenting the lecture “Effects of Calcium on the Geopolymer Reaction”

 

2012 Della Roy Lecturer: 

Edward Garboczi, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Lecture title: The Computational Materials Science of Concrete: Past – Present – Future

 

2011 Della Roy Lecturer:
Karen Scivener, Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Construction Materials at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). 
Lecture title: Modelling Hydration Kinetics of Cementitious Systems

 

2014 Student Poster Winners

Ojas Chaudhari, Tennessee Technological University

William Hunnicutt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alvaro Paul, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mohammad Rashidi, Georgia Institute of Technology

Peter Stynoski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

Raikhan Tokpatayeva, Purdue University

Christopher Galitz, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  

 

 

Job opportunities  

ACerS Career Center

 

 

 


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