Jos Brouwers
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Biography: Jos Brouwers is a Full Professor and Chair of Building Materials at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He obtained his MSc in Mechanical Engineering and his PhD in Technical Sciences at TU/e. He has worked as Research engineer and project leader in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Akzo Nobel Central Research and Associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering (& Management) at Twente University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Jos is currently guest professor in the State Key Lab of Silicate Building Materials, at Wuhan University Technology, China, where he focuses on Construction Materials and Sustainable Building. In addition, he is an editorial board member of Vestnik, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, and a Member of the Consultative Board of Van Berlo Bedrijfsvloeren. Furthermore, Jos is a reviewer of project proposals for IWT (Swiss Institute for Materials Technology) and SNF (Dutch foundation for flexible housing standards). His current research interests include Sustainable building (materials, energy, water), Granular mix design and concrete/mortar rheology (Self-Compacting Concrete, soil grouts, earth moist concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, oil well cement etc), Microstructure and pore water chemistry of hydrating cement/lime/gypsum and cementitious by-products (slag, fly ash etc.), and their dehydration (e.g. fire response), Treatment of contaminated soils, dredged sediments, industrial waste etc, with the help of air/steam (cleaning) and by mixing with cement/lime/gypsum (immobilization/stabilization), Transport properties and durability of cement/lime/gypsum based materials (such as Cl- and CO2 diffusion/binding), Functional materials: self-cleaning, air-purifying, translucent, thermally buffering, etc.


Geng Guoqing
National University of Singapore, Singapore


Biography: Dr. Geng Guoqing received his Bachelor degree in Southeast University (China) in 2010, his Master and Doctoral degree in CEE at UC Berkeley (USA) in 2013 and 2017, respectively. His PhD program was dedicated to investigating the microscale chemistry and mineralogy of modern construction materials. He was then awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland), where he studied the durability of concrete both as a construction material and hosting material for radioactive waste.
Dr. Geng has research interests in sustainability and performance based innovation of modern construction materials. His research involves the usage of multi-scale mineral/chemical/material characterization methods and modeling tools. He has authored/co-authored over 50 journal publications in the field of cement and concrete research. He is the PI or Co-PI of several active research projects sponsored by Minster of Education, Singapore Energy Center, DSTA, BCA and NRF.
Dr. Geng is currently the East Asian Regional Convener for RILEM, board member of ACI-Singapore Chapter, and of Singapore Concrete Institute. He serves as the editor for several international journals.