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Della Roy Lecture, student poster sessions contribute to successful Cements 2017

By Erica Zimmerman / July 6, 2017

Students, young professionals, and researchers gathered at Georgia Tech to learn, present, and network with others at the 8th Advances in Cements-Based Materials meeting, June 26–28, hosted by ACerS Cements Division. Highlights included the student poster session and Della Roy Lecture.

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ACerS Division meetings offer technical programming on state-of-the art in brick, refractories, and cement

By Eileen De Guire / February 7, 2014

ACerS Division meetings offer technical programming on state-of-the art in brick, refractories, and cement.

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September ACerS Bulletin: Innovation, refractories, and meetings galore

By Jim Destefani / August 19, 2013

  The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin should be in subscribers’ mailboxes soon, and it’s chock full of content sure to be of interest for readers.   Our cover story outlines the innovation process at Unifrax, a company that uses a formalized development process to maintain a new product portfolio valued at 20 percent…

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MIT Concrete hub updates work on sustainability research

By Eileen De Guire / March 5, 2013

World projected concrete demand. Credit: Karen Scrivener. Nature offers a new, free-access story by Ivan Amato that updates some of the efforts to lower CO2 emissions and the energy requirements for cement production going on at the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The article particularly focuses on their…

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Internal curing standards and recent work on extending life of concrete structures

By Eileen De Guire / February 14, 2013

Credit: Purdue University and INDOT Joint Transportation Research Program. Many people in the field of high-performance cements and materials have been working on the goal of improving the performance of structures such as roadways and bridge decks, and recently there have been interesting developments in regard to the use of internal curing (IC) techniques and…

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Recap and photos from Cements Division meeting in Austin, Texas

By Eileen De Guire / June 22, 2012

Last week’s Cements Division meeting and symposium focused on computational tools applied to cement research and development. Here, David Lange, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, asks Ed Garboczi a question at the end of the Della Roy Lecture. Credit: ACerS. Last week the ACerS Cements Division held its annual meeting at the University of Texas at…

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Solar cement — Solar-driven electrolysis for making lime and no CO2 emission

By Eileen De Guire / April 12, 2012

Conventional thermal decomposition of calcium carbonate for cement-making generates almost as much CO2 as lime. Solar-driven electrolysis of calcium carbonate yields calcium oxide and carbon (or carbon monoxide) and oxygen. Credit: Licht; George Washington University. Energy gurus often talk about reducing CO2 emissions. Why not be more aggressive and talk about eliminating CO2 emissions? And,…

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Scrivener describes CO2 and SCM challenges for cements research

By / July 29, 2011

Karen Scrivener, right, received the Della Roy Lecture Award from Maria Juenger at the Cements Division meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Credit: P. Wray, ACerS. At the recently concluded Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting organized by ACerS’ Cements Division and ACBM, Karen Scrivener of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) was selected by the organizers to deliver…

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Cements division announces officers, fellows, Brunauer Award and posters winner

By / July 26, 2011

Above, Vanderbilt’s Catherine Gay presented the talk “Dispersion of CNFs in Cement Composites” at the recent 2nd Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting organized by ACerS Cements Division and ACBM. Credit: P. Wray, ACerS. Monday was a busy day at the Cements Division meeting, hosted by Vandy’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with lots of…

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Live blogging from the Cements meeting in Nashville

By / July 25, 2011

Purdue University student Yiwen Bu discusses her poster “Nanoindentation in Cementitious Materials” with Vanderbilt’s Florence Sanchez. Sanchez is the program chair of the Cements Division meeting. Credit: P. Wray, ACerS. Today I am at the Cements Division’s annual meeting being held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The meeting, which began yesterday afternoon and runs…

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