Nanocem Workshop Tribute to Ellis Gartner

Following the sudden passing of Ellis Gartner last February, Nanocem is organizing a workshop on the topic of hydration of cement, one of his numerous interests in cement Chemistry.

Draft Programme


Sunday 2nd June 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019

Tuesday 4th June 2019

Wednesday 5th June 2019



Workshop starts 9:00

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Ends after lunch



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Late afternoon

Welcome registration


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  • Period I, to end of induction, including dissolution
  • Period II, main peak
  • Period II, after main peak
  • Reaction aluminates
  • Others related topics

Organising Committee

Paul Bowen, EPFL
Robert Flatt, ETHZ
Patrick Juilland, Sika
Christophe Labbez, Univ. Bourgogne
Barbara Lothenbach, Empa
Jørgen Skibsted, Univ. Aarhus
Karen Scrivener, EPFL

Practical information

The workshop will be held at Eurotel Victoria, Villars-sur-Ollon, Route des Layeux, CH 1884, Tel. +41 24 495 31 31, Villars-sur-Ollon, website :

How to get to Villars-sur-Ollon by plane and by train to Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Genève-Cointrin (GVA) is the nearest airport, two hours by train via Aigle or Bex.

The train from Zürich Airport takes approximately 4 hours to go to Villars via Aigle or Bex.