Keynote SpeakersBR BOTTON FLAG

Alexandra Bertron 

Alexandra Bertron
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse / INSA Toulouse 

Alexandra Bertron is Professor of Civil Engineering at INSA Toulosse and works at Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions (LMDC). She is also Scientific Director of the Technology Transfer Division (DTT) and Head of Microstructure and Chemistry Service of LMDC. Her focus is on durability, microstructure and chemistry of cementitious materials. She carries out multidisciplinary research, involving notably microbiology, analytical chemistry and geochemistry skills. She is a RILEM Officer Member (largest international association of researchers in civil engineering materials), Chair of  RILEM International Committee and Chair of French Technical Committee (AFGC), Member of Editorial Committee Cement and Concrete Research, Associate Editor of Materials and Structures, Springer, RILEM Technical Letters and Expert Member of standardization committees.

Research Interests:
  • Interactions between cementitious matrices,
  • Organic matter and microorganisms both in aqueous and air media,
  • Understanding of the phenomenology of these interactions in order to improve, the durability and the quality of concrete constructions.
 

 

Alexandra Bertron 

Gilles Escadeillas
Université Toulosse III – Paul Sabatier / INSA Toulouse

Gilles Escadeillas is Professor of Civil Engineering and Senior Research Scholar at the Université Toulosse III - Paul Sabatier INSA Toulouse. He teaches and researches Materials and Durability of Constructions and Civil Engineering and Sustainable Construction. He is the Scientific Director of PERFDUB Project and MECD Carnot Springboard Scientific Committee Director (MECD Institute). He studies durability in various cementitious materials containing mineral additions as well as fibers. He is a member of the Technical Committee RILEM. His focus is on the development of new materials and the study of their durability for applications in Civil Engineering.

Research Interests:
  • Development of new materials,
  • Study of durability of materials for applications in civil engineering,
  • Sustainable materials and constructions.
 

 

Alexandra Bertron 

Mark Alexander
University of Cape Town

Mark Alexander is Professor of Civil Engineering and Senior Research Scholar at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He teaches and researches in cement and concrete materials engineering, with experience in fundamental and applied research relating to design and construction. He is part of the leadership of Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Research Unit - CoMSIRU at UCT, where work is being done on problems of marine concrete durability, amongst others. Professor Alexander has published extensively both in South Africa and abroad. He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher (NRF-B). He is a Former President of RILEM (an international organization concerned with research in materials and structures) and President of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa for the period 2018–2020. He also works as a specialist consultant on concrete materials and related problems.

Research Interests:
  • Science and technology of cemented materials,
  • Characterization of materials of concrete,
  • Durability of concrete structures in marine and other aggressive environments, improvement of durability specifications,
  • Repair and rehabilitation of concrete construction.
 

 

Alexandra Bertron 

Túlio Honório de Faria
Ècole Normale Supérieure / Paris-Saclay

Túlio Honório de Faria is Professor and Researcher at Ècole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay. He teaches Multiscale modeling and works in LMT - Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie. He is a RILEM Member and a GEDur (Durability Studies Group) member.

Research Interests:
  • Multiscale modelling and simulation,
  • Molecular simulations,
  • Micromechanics nano-poro-mechanics,
  • Multiphysics couplings,
  • Cement-based materials,
  • Microporous materials.
 

 

Alexandra Bertron 

Alexandre de Castro
Furnas/Eletrobras

Alexandre de Castro is Civil Engineer, Manager of Furnas Civil Engineering Laboratories of Eletrobras Furnas. He researches durability of materials, rheology, carbonation and mineral additions. He is a GEDur (Durability Studies Group) – UFG member.

Research Interests:
  • Durability of concrete structures,
  • Carbonation,
  • Rheology,
  • Mineral Additions.
 

 

Alexandra Bertron 

Helena Carasek
University Federal of Goias

Helena Carasek is Full Professor of Civil Engineering and Senior Research Scholar in the Postgraduate Program in Geotechnics, Structures and Civil Construction - PPG-GECON of University Federal of Goias (UFG). She studies and researches concrete and mortar durability, mortar, wall and floor coverings, bond, masonry, building performance, mineral additions, durability, carbonation, expansive reactions, historical constructions and innovation in civil construction. She is a RILEM Member and a GEDur (Durability Studies Group) member.

Research Interests:
  • Technology of materials,
  • Mansory and Covering,
  • Wall and floor coverings,
  • Inovation in civil construction,
  • Durability,
  • Concretes and mortars,
  • Mineral Additions.
 

 

Alexandra Bertron 

Oswaldo Cascudo
University Federal of Goias

Oswaldo Cascudo is Full Professor of Civil Engineering and Senior Research Scholar in the Postgraduate Program in Geotechnics, Structures and Civil Construction - PPG-GECON of University Federal of Goias (UFG). He researches durability of materials, in special, chemical and physical durability. He is an expert in corrosion of reinforcing in concrete, induced by chloride and carbonation, supplementary materials, Special Techniques, Non–destructive Techniques and Materials Science. He is a RILEM Member, a Concrete Brazilian Institute - IBRACON Member, the REDETEC SIBRATEC Committee Technical Coordinator and the Construction Community (Comunidade da Construção) Coordinator. He leads the GEDur (Durability Studies Group) of UFG and he also works as a specialist consultant on concrete materials concrete and related problems.

Research Interests:
  • Science and technology of cement materials,
  • Corrosion by chlorides and carbonation,
  • Electrochemical techniques, Electrical resistivity,
  • Durability of concrete structures in marine and other aggressive environments,
  • Improvement of durability specifications,
  • Performance of materials, constructions and buildings,
  • Repair and rehabilitation of concrete and construction,
  • Mineral Additions.