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9th Advances in Cement Based Materials (Cements 2018)



The Cements Division of ACerS announces its 2018 annual meeting, Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling, and Sensing, June 11-12, 2018, in State College, Pennsylvania. The meeting will be hosted at The Pennsylvania State University, and is co-sponsored by the American Concrete Institute.


Plan to join fellow cement researchers for this annual meeting and dive deeper into the latest research on topics such as additive manufacturing of cementitious materials; cement chemistry, processing, and hydration; just to name a few.


Meeting Description


Jan Olek of Purdue University will give this year’s Della Roy Lecture. Other events include a workshop on 3D printing of cement-based materials, a student event at the HUB Robeson Center, as well as a student video competition, a tour of the Materials Research Institute, and the latest advances in cement-based research.

Presentation topics:

  • Cement chemistry, processing, and hydration
  • Material characterization techniques
  • Supplementary and alternative cementitious materials
  • Rheology and advances in SCC
  • Additive manufacturing using cementitious materials
  • Durability and service-life modeling
  • Computational materials science
  • Smart materials and sensors

Poster Session: 

Monday, June 11, Robb Hall at the Alumni Center
Poster dimensions should be 36″ x 48″

Hotel & Travel Information

A limited number of hotel rooms are blocked at Penn State’s historic four-diamond hotel, the Nittany Lion Inn, located on campus (shown left), located at 200 W. Park Ave, State College, PA  16803. Call 800-233-7505 and mention ACerS Cement Division (block code: ACER18B) for a rate of $118/night (to include room and taxes).


Other accommodations are available at the Hyatt Place, located at 219 W. Beaver Ave, State College, PA  16803. The phone number is 814 862 9808.


Getting there:

If you are flying to the event, State College, Pa does have a local airport, University Park Airport (SCE), with direct flights to and from Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia, as well as direct flights to Washington-Dulles International Airport


Major airports within flying distance include:  Washington metro airports, Philadelphia, Newark, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg.


Della Roy Lecture


Jan Olek; Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the North Central Superpave Center (NCSC); Purdue University


Title: “Green concrete – the past, the present and the future”




Cements Meeting Schedule


Cements Final Program


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Program Chairs


For more information about this meeting, contact one of the program chairs listed below.



Aleksandra Radlinska



Farshad Rajabipour





The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.



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