Last week the ACerS Cements Division held its annual meeting at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. The theme of the June 10-12 meeting was “3rd Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing.”
Edward Garboczi, NIST Fellow, Materials and Construction Research Division, gave the Della Roy award lecture, “The Computational Materials Science of Concrete: Past—Present—Future,” to an audience of about 100 attendees. Overall, there were 35 presentations, including three invited tutorial workshop presentations and 35 posters (32 presented by students). The workshop theme was “Novel Experimental and Computational Tools,” and the presenters were Rolf Arvidson and Rouzbeh Shahsavari, both from Rice University and Jeffrey Chen from Lafarge Centre de Recherche.
The Division also awarded its 2011 Brunauer Award for the best paper published on cements in 2010 to Jeff Bullard of NIST and Robert Flatt of Sika Technology, AG, Switzerland.
The meeting was organized by Zach Grasley, Maria Juenger and Jeff Chen in coordination with the Center for Advanced Cement-based Materials
Here are a few pictures from the event in Texas, provided by meeting organizer and UTA associate professor, Maria Juenger, and ACerS staffer, Marcia Stout.