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Read more at: CIRG member awarded at Cambridge Civils 2024

CIRG member awarded at Cambridge Civils 2024

7 June 2024

CIRG members Swasthi Surendran and Susan Thapa recently presented their work at the Cambridge Civils Event hosted at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The event included presentations by all civil, structural and environmental engineering students at the University of Cambridge and was sponsored by Cowi, AtkinsRealis, SOM, Mott...


Read more at: CIRG awarded at the ICT convention 2024

CIRG awarded at the ICT convention 2024

16 April 2024

Last week, members of the CIRG attended the 52nd Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) Symposium. The Symposium covered the technical, operational, and political aspects of achieving lower carbon concrete use, with a particular focus on achieving Net Zero for the concrete industry. At the event, CIRG member Callum White...


Read more at: New members join the CIRG

New members join the CIRG

27 November 2023

The Concrete Infrastructure Research Group (CIRG) welcomed several new members in October. Persefoni will work towards an MRes+PhD at the Future Infrastructure and Built Environment Centre for Doctoral Training (FIBE2 CDT), with Swasthi and Susan working towards the fourth year of their MEng degrees. Persefoni, Swasthi and...


Read more at: CIRG member Callum publishes work on 3D reconstruction of slump profiles to predict yield stress

CIRG member Callum publishes work on 3D reconstruction of slump profiles to predict yield stress

4 October 2023

Callum has recently published a paper in the Cement and Concrete Research Journal with the head of CIRG, Janet Lees. The paper focuses on the utilisation of the existing slump test to predict a useful rheological parameter, yield stress. Relating the empirical slump test to yield stress facilitates the capture of fresh...


Read more at: The Institute of Concrete Technology Symposium and CIRG visit

The Institute of Concrete Technology Symposium and CIRG visit

9 May 2023

In late April, members of the CIRG attended the 51st Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) Symposium, chaired by the head of the CIRG, Professor Janet Lees. The Symposium covered the technical, operational and political aspects of achieving lower carbon concrete use. There was a particular focus on the opportunities and...


Read more at: Are you the next CIRG member?

Are you the next CIRG member?

17 April 2023

A most exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven individual to join our active and diverse Concrete Infrastructure Research Group (CIRG) at the University of Cambridge . The funded PhD studentship will focus on mitigating the environmental impact of cement via performance based methodologies. Recently listed as the...


Read more at: CIRG member Jess publishes work on optimising the use of concrete by studying carbon dioxide absorption

CIRG member Jess publishes work on optimising the use of concrete by studying carbon dioxide absorption

7 March 2023

Some of the findings from CIRG member Jess’s PhD research were recently published in a new paper in the journal Materials and Structures . Jess's thesis aims to improve understanding of concrete carbonation through a combination of experimental research and analytical modelling techniques. She took two different approaches...


Read more at: CIRG member Michele awarded PhD prize

CIRG member Michele awarded PhD prize

20 January 2023

Congratulations to CIRG member Michele, who was recently awarded the 2022 'Italy Made Me' Award in the European Research Council domain: Physical Sciences and Engineering for his doctoral work. The award was presented by the Ambassador of Italy to the United Kingdom, the Scientific Attaché and the Chief Financial Officer...


Read more at: CIRG member Michele publishes work on arch action and carbon reduction in concrete beams

CIRG member Michele publishes work on arch action and carbon reduction in concrete beams

13 January 2023

Michele has recently published two papers with the head of CIRG, Janet Lees. The two papers focus on arch action in reinforced concrete as well as carbon reductions and strength enhancement in functionally graded beams. Arch action in reinforced concrete subjected to shear: Reinforced concrete elements without transverse...


Read more at: The CIRG welcomes Sam Cocking

The CIRG welcomes Sam Cocking

13 January 2023

The Concrete Infrastructure Research Group (CIRG) has recently welcomed Sam Cocking as a Research Associate. Sam adds valuable expertise on sensing technology and on his appointment, Sam provided his thoughts: "I am delighted to join the Concrete Infrastructure Research Group and contribute to its research on functionally...


 

The Concrete Infrastructure Research Group develops sustainable infrastructure, through an improved understanding of existing infrastructure assets, the use of new materials, and the creation of innovative structural solutions.

 

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