G4: Ceramics for sustainable infrastructure: Geopolymers and sustainable composites
Sustainable infrastructure materials developments are increasingly incorporated in construction on building projects worldwide. Use of green building materials and products represents one important strategy for reducing negative impacts of the construction industry on the environment, by avoiding hazardous substances or reducing energy consumption to conserve natural resources. Keeping these critical aspects in view, this international symposium will bring together scientists and engineers working on geopolymers and sustainable composites to discuss and exchange the latest developments. The target audience for the symposium is construction and building materials manufacturers, scientists, engineers, graduate students, and technologists from industry, national and corporate research laboratories, and universities.
Proposed session topics:
• Alternative building materials
• Green building materials
• Sustainable composites for infrastructure
– Waltraud M. Kriven, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, USA
– Henry A. Colorado, University of Antioquia, Colombia