The 2nd Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing,
Modeling and Sensing is co-organized by the Cements Division of ACerS
and the Center for Advanced Cement-based Materials. The July 24-26 meeting will be hosted at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Authors are invited to submit an abstract for oral and poster presentations on cement chemistry and nano/microstructure, advances in multiscale material
characterization, alternative cementitious materials and material
modification, multiscale concrete durability, advances in computational
material science and chemo/mechanical modeling of cement-based
materials, as well as smart materials and sensors.

This year’s tutorial is Geochemical speciation modeling and transport processes applied to cement-based materials
by Barbara Lothenbach from EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for
Materials Science and Technology. The Della Roy Lecture will be given by
Karen Scrivener, Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Construction
Materials at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and
founder of the Nanocem Consortium. Submit your abstract by March 14, 2011.