2019 Student Beam competition

Dinner Meeting November 7, 2019 - Concrete - Material for Sustainable Infrastructure

Nov 07, 2019

Concrete: Material for Sustainable Infrastructure

Except water, concrete is the single most widely used material and plays an important role in the future success of sustainable infrastructure development. The concrete industry is facing a critical challenge to reduce its negative environmental impact while still meeting the escalating need. The overarching theme of my research group is to find material solutions for addressing this critical challenge. The presentation will include innovation in concrete mixture design and processing that provide pathways to improve durability and sustainability of concrete structures. 

Speaker: Paramita Mondal, Associate Professor, University of Delaware

Paramita Mondal, is an Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University in 2008 and MS from University of Connecticut in 2004. Her research focuses on the development of the processing-property-performance relation of cement-based construction materials, and the design of new materials through the application of multi-scale characterization, nanotechnology and biomimicry. She combines experimental studies with computation to provide innovative material solutions that allow reduction in cement use in concrete, development of concrete using alternative “green” cement, and, most importantly, assurance of longer life of concrete structures reducing the need for frequent repair and rebuilding. She belongs to the American Concrete Institute and the former Chair of the American Ceramics Society Cements Division. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Cocktails - 5:30 PM
Dinner - 6:30 PM
Presentation - 7:30 PM

Klondike Kate's
158 E. Main Street
Newark, DE

EPDACI Members & Guest - $50
Non-Member:  $60
EPDACI Student Member - $15
Non-Member Student:  $20

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