10th Advances in Cement-Based Materials | The American Ceramic Society

10th Advances in Cement-Based Materials

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June 16 @ 12:30 pm
June 18 @ 5:00 pm
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Newmark Civil Engineering Lab; 205 N. Mathews; Urbana, IL 61801
Champaign, IL United States + Google Map


Meeting Description

Cement is the key ingredient in concrete—the most-used building material in the world—so every advance in understanding how it behaves presents an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases, advance construction engineering, and improve quality of life around the globe. Organized by ACerS Cements Division, The 10th Advances in Cement-Based Materials takes place June 16–18, 2019, at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA.

Meeting Program

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David A. Lange of the University of Illinois, will present the Della Roy Lecture, “Beyond the Science” on Monday, June 17. The lecture will be a retrospective on major research thrusts over the years, emphasizing a somewhat philosophical observation that our life’s work is not just about science and technology, but about education, reasoning, human relationships, etc.

David A. Lange is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He arrived at Illinois in 1992, and developed a research group focusing on concrete materials, including microstructure-property relationships, characterization of pore structure, drying phenomenon and measurement of internal relative humidity gradients, shrinkage/creep, and cracking.  Special topics such as self-consolidating concrete, recycled concrete aggregate, internal curing with superabsorbent polymers, and 3D printing have also drawn his attention.  Lange served as Associate Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2004-10.  He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.   He is also a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and winner of its Wason Medal in 2003 and 2018.  He served as ACI President in 2018-19.

Sunday, June 16

**You may attend all of the Sunday events**

Tour: Sunday, June 16, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Please plan your own transportation to the tour via Uber, a rental car or by carpooling. 

ERDC-CERL Construction-Scale Additive Manufacturing

Experience the latest advances in large-format concrete 3D printing!

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Short Course: Sunday, June 16, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Scanning Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis of Cementitious Materials

This three-hour short course will introduce participants to quantitative SEM methods for
acquiring and interpreting microstructural and chemical information on cementitious
materials. Topics will cover SEM imaging modes, methods for preparing specimens,
strategies for imaging different types of materials, and quantitative image processing and
analysis. Participants will receive practical guidance that can be applied to improve their
imaging and characterization capabilities in their own labs.

Instructors: Paul Stutzman, Jeff Bullard; Materials and Structural Systems Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology; Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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Student Event: Sunday, June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. location TBD

Monday, June 17, – Tuesday, June 18
Technical Program

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Newmark Civil Engineering Lab (map)
205 N. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801

Oral and poster presentations include:

  • Additive Manufacturing Using Cementitious Materials
  • Cement Chemistry, Processing, and Hydration
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Durability and Service-Life Modeling
  • Materials Characterization Techniques
  • Rheology and Advances in SCC
  • Smart Materials and Sensors
  • Supplementary and Alternative Cementitious Materials
  • Nanotechnology in Cementitious Materials
  • Non-destructive Testing

International Attendees

If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please send your name, abstract title and full official address to Erica Zimmerman.

Program Chairs

Matt D'Ambrosia
Cements Division
MJ2 Consulting
Nishant Garg
Cements Division
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign


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.