Nanocem Open Meeting 2009

28 April 2009 | Leeds, UK

Nanocem Event

Organizer: L. Black, University of Leeds and K. Scrivener, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Venue


Speakers

Invited Speakers:

  • Peter Robery: Technical Director, Halcrow Group
  • Ltd, Visiting Professor, the University of Leeds, Immediate Past President, The Concrete Society
  • Pal Chana: Chief Executive (Acting) British Cement Association, UK

and

  • Leon Black, University of Leeds, UK
  • Jesper Sand Damtoft, Aalborg Portland, DK
  • Peter McDonald, University of Surrey, UK
  • Donald Macphee, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • Phil Purnell, University of Leeds
  • Ian Richardson, University of Leeds, UK
  • Karen Scrivener, Coordinator Nanocem, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Programme

Morning

  • 9:15
    REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
  • 10:00
    Opening address Ian Richardson, University of Leeds, UK
  • 10:20
    Cement for the future and role of Nanocem Karen Scrivener, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 10:50
    Can Nanotechnology Address Today's Civil Engineering Challenges? Peter Robery, Technical Director, Halcrow Group Ltd, Visiting Professor, the University of Leeds Immediate Past President The Concrete Society, UK
  • 11:20
    Break
  • 11:50
    A sustainable future for Cement - An industry viewpoint Pal Chana, Chief Executive (Acting), British Cement Association, UK
  • 12:20
    Novel uses of Cement Phil Purnell, University of Leeds, UK

Afternoon

  • 14:00
    Surface Analysis for a Deeper Understanding of Cement Prehydration Leon Black, University of Leeds, UK
  • 14:20
    1H NMR as a probe of porosity and water transport in cements Peter McDonald, Univ. of Surrey, UK
  • 14:40
    Alkali activation of aluminosilicates Donald Macphee, Univ. of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • 15:00
    Break
  • 15:20
    Industrial perspective on sustainable cements Jesper Sand Damtoft, Aalborg Portland A/S, Denmark
  • 15:50
    Closing remarks / questions Karen Scrivener, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 16:15
    CLOSE

A poster session will present the partners of the Nanocem Consortium and their work.


Travel arrangements to the Village Hotel, Leeds

From Leeds-Bradford Airport

Where possible/convenient, the best option is to fly to Leeds-Bradford Airport (www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk). There are direct flights to many (mainland) European destinations, but if direct flights are unavailable then there are regular flights to Amsterdam from where it is possible to connect with just about anywhere. The hotel is just under 12 km from the airport, and is on the right side of the city to avoid getting snarled up in traffic. The journey should cost about £10 by taxi.

From Manchester Airport

If you are flying into Manchester then there are trains about once an hour from Manchester airport to Leeds, with the journey taking about 1 ½ hours. Many of the trains are direct, but if not then it is necessary to change at Manchester Piccadilly. Train times and ticket prices can be found at www.thetrainline.co.uk. From Leeds city centre the hotel is about 20 minutes by taxi. A taxi from Manchester airport to Leeds would single handedly pull the UK out of recession. The journey is about 100 km, and would take about 1 ½ hours.

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