Invited Lecture in Chile

Prof. Garg was recently invited to the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile to give a lecture on his research on alkali-activated materials. This visit and lecture were organized at the Department of Engineering and Construction Management.

Part of this visit also included a tour of some of the unique architecture that is present in Santiago, Chile. These structures are particularly impressive not just because of their unique material choice but also that they are built to survive regular seismic activity.

(UC Innovation Center)

(Templo Bahá’í de Sudamérica)

10th Anniversary of ACerS Cements Meeting

The 10th Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting sponsored by The American Ceramic Society was held at our Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from June 16-18, 2019. Co-chaired and organized by Prof. Garg and Dr. Matt D’Ambrosia, the meeting had a record attendance of 145+ members.

There were more than 50 posters and approx. 70 oral presentations, the details of which can be seen in the program here. Activities started on 16th June, Sunday, with the tour on Additive Manufacturing led Dr. Peter Stynoski at CERL, IL and an SEM workshop led by Paul Stutzman and Jeffrey Bullard from NIST.

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Invited Lecture: ICACC 2019

Prof. Garg presented an invited lecture titled “Manipulating Reaction Kinetics of Alkali-activated Materials using Nano-sized Additives” at the 43rd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in January 2019 at Daytona Beach, Florida. 

The lecture was part of a special 2-day symposium on “Geopolymers, Inorganic Polymers, and Sustainable Materials”. The conference was organized by the American Ceramic Society.

Cements 2019 Conference in Illinois

The 10th Advances in Cement-Based Materials, organized by ACerS Cements Division, “Cements 2019” takes place June 16–18, 2019, at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois.

Co-chaired by Dr. Matt D’Ambrosia and Prof. Garg, the conference is currently accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Interested participants can submit here.

The deadline for submission is 15 March, 2019.