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Shi Shi awarded the prize for Best Poster Presentation by The Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT)

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The 34th Cement and Concrete Science Conference (CCSC) was held in University of Sheffield from 14th Sep to 16th Sep 2014. There was a strong presence from Dr Yun Bai’s Group (Advanced and Innovative Materials Group - AIM) at this event, including Miss Shi Shi (PhD student), Mr Jun Ren (PhD student), Mr Amir Khoylou (Year 3 UG student) and Mr Sam Ghazizadeh (PhD student – co-supervised by Dr Yun Bai).  With her paper entitled ‘Microwave Curing Techniques for Manufacturing Alkali-activated Fly Ash’, Shi Shi was awarded the prize for Best Poster Presentation by The Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT).

Jun Ren Received the Sir Joseph Bazalgette Award

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Mr Jun Ren, one of the four PhD students recently transferred with Dr Yun Bai from Queen’s University Belfast, has received the Sir Joseph Bazalgette Award for the Best Paper presented at the 2012 SCI Construction Materials Young Researchers' Forum last week. The Forum, jointly organised by the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), Mineralogical Society, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3), the Institute of Asphalt Technology and the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT), is a prestigious event for early career scientists and engineers working in the field of construction materials. The award, established after Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, who was the chief engineer of London's Metropolitan Board of Works of the 19th century, is aimed at encouraging young people's active participation in quality research. The paper, entitled:

Success of the Second Young Researchers’ Forum in Construction Materials at CEGE

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With 42 papers presented and more than 70 delegates attended from 9 countries, the second Young Researchers’ Forum has been successfully held on 19th February, 2014 in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London. The aim of this forum is to provide an opportunity for the contact and communication between early-career scientists and engineers working in the field of construction materials. The forum, jointly organised by the Advanced & Innovative Materials (AIM) Group at UCL, The Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) and Loughborough University, was supported by The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3), The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), The Institute of Asphalt Technology and The Mineralogical Society.

Yanfei won the Second Prize of the Best Student Paper

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Miss Yanfei Yue (PhD student), a member of the Advanced & Innovative Materials (AIM) Group led by Dr Yun Bai, has recently made an oral presentation on her novel Raman sensor work at the 33rd Cement and Concrete Science Conference held on 2nd–3rd September at the University of Portsmouth. The conference, organised by the Cementitious Materials Group at The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), is one of the most prestigious events in the area of cement and concrete. Her paper, entitled: ‘Preliminary research on monitoring the deterioration mechanisms of concrete with optical fibre Raman spectroscopy’, has won the Second Prize of the Best Student Paper - one of the only two prizes awarded for the best student paper at this event.

Professor Lin-Hai Han Visited AIM Group

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Professor Lin-Hai Han, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, visited the Advanced & Innovative Materials (AIM) Group at UCL on Wednesday, 24th July. Tsinghua University is one of the top universities in China with its Civil Engineering enjoying a long-standing reputation. During his visit to the Concrete Laboratory and some other laboratories in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), Professor Han showed strong interests in further strengthening the exiting research collaborations between AIM and the groups in Tsinghua University and also in extending the current collaboration to other areas between the two departments. After the lab tour, Professor Han gave a seminar entitled “Some recent new developments on steel-concrete composite structures”.

Professor Anurag Misra Visited AIM Group

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Prof. Anurag Misra visited the Advanced & Innovative Materials (AIM) Group on Wednesday, 24th April. Prof. Anurag Misra is Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of Anand International College of Engineering, India and also Former Professor & Head of the Department of Structural Engineering and Coordinator of the Centre for Building Technology and Construction Materials at MNIT, Jaipur. Professor Anurag Misra is a renowned expert in rehabilitation of structures and bridge design. The two groups wish to strengthen the current research collaboration and further promote the exchange of the staff and student in the future.

Novel low-carbon concrete technology to be developed in CEGE

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The first consortium meeting of a TSB project on developing a microwave-based technique for manufacturing low-carbon concretes was held on Monday, 22nd April in CEGE at UCL.

Royal Society and NSFC Exchange Project for Developing a Novel Cushion Layer Material for High Speed Railway Tracks

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Project Awarded

A Royal Society and Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) cost share exchange project has recently been awarded to Dr Yun Bai in CEGE and Dr Xiangming Kong from Tsinghua University, China.

CEGE to be the base for training Chinese engineers

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Document Signed

A collaboration document was recently signed on 21st March at the 41st Annual Convention of the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) between ICT, China Concrete and Cement Products Association (CCPA) and University College London (UCL).

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