Evaluating the Effect of Porosity and Mineralogy on the Thermal Properties of Brick

Monday, October 11, 2021; 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern US time

The ACerS Structural Clay Products Division is hosting the Evaluating the Effect of Porosity and Mineralogy on Thermal Properties of Brick webinar presented by Dr. Nathaniel Huygen (Clemson University). This webinar will explore how understanding the relationship between microstructure and thermal properties will allow for optimization of grain size, mineralogy, and porosity to produce a fired clay brick with improved thermal performance


Dr. Nathaniel (Nate) Huygen is a Research Associate with the National Brick Research Center (NBRC). Dr. Huygen’s research focuses on thermal performance and modelling of building materials with significant thermal mass. Dr. Huygen completed his Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering at Clemson University in 2020, has already published 7 peer-reviewed publications, and was the recipient of the 2018 ASTM Yorkdale award (along with Dr. Sanders) for the best masonry materials related publication in 2018. Dr. Huygen is active in ASHRAE TC 4.4 and ACI 122.


ACerS member: no cost
ACerS GGRN and Material Advantage student member: no cost
Non-member: $30
Non-member student: $15

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If you have any questions, please contact Erica Zimmerman.

This webinar is brought to you by ACerS Structural Clay Products Division

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