Dr. Biernacki leads international efforts to improve concrete sustainability


A standing-room only audience listened to Dr. Maria Juenger of the University of Texas-Austin during a recent presentation at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) semi-annual meeting where she presented work co-authored by TTU’s Dr. Joseph J. Biernacki of the Department of Chemical Engineering. The subject, a vision for coordinated research to develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying chemistry behind hydration of portland cement, is a plan which hopefully will lead to improved concrete sustainability.Biernackilead a team of nine co-authors and spearheaded the development of the recently published vision document and was an organizer of the NSF funded International Summit on Cement Hydration Kinetics and Modeling held at Laval University in 2009. Highlights of the presentation are reported in the Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, see November 7, 2012 for more information at http://dcnonl.com/article/id52681/--concrete-sustainability-requires-coordinated-research-into-hydration-believes-expert.

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