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List of confirmed speakers and presentations:

​18:30 - 20:00

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15:30 - 18:15

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2nd North American 
Cement Calorimetry Conference
Austin, TX
May 19 & 20, 2020 
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020


8:00 - Registration, continental breakfast and networking

9:00 - Welcome

9:15 - "Operational Considerations for an Isothermal Calorimeter and Calibration" – Marc Zacharias (Calmetrix)

10:00 – “University of Texas Laboratory Tour” – Dr. Kevin Folliard/Dr. Maria Juenger (University of Texas Austin)

10:45 - Break

11:15 – “Using Calorimetry to Optimize the Performance of Slag Cement” – Kyle Riding (University of Florida)

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 – Keynote “A New Approach to Measuring Pozzolanic Activity” – Maria Juenger (University of Texas Austin)

1:45 – “Modified R3 Method: A New Test Method to Classify SCMs” – Prannoy Suraneni (University of Miami)

2:30 - Break

3:00 - "Accelerated Method to Characterize Reactivity of Cement Substitutes Using Calorimetry”– Paul Sandberg (Calmetrix)

3:45 – “Influence of Calcium Silicate Hydrate (C-S-H) Nano-Particles on the Mechanism of Cement Hydration and Evolution of Hydration Phases” – Abdul Peerzada (Clemson University)

4:30 - First Day Concludes

6:00 – 9:00 – Evening Event Oscar Blues Brewery


8:00 – Continental breakfast and networking

9:00 – “Blended Fly Ash Systems” – Fred Aguayo (Texas State University)

9:45 – “Mechanochemical Activation of Dredged Clay for Application in Alkali Activated Binder Systems” – Nick Brake (Lamar University)

10:30 - Break

11:00 - "Ask The Expert – Your Calorimetry Questions Answered" – Marc Zacharias and Paul Sandberg (Calmetrix)

12:00 – Conference Ends

After the formal conference ends, there is an optional event hosted by Dr. Fred Aguayo at Texas State University:

Dr. Fred Aguayo would like to cordially invite everyone attending the conference to tour the Laboratory for Concrete Materials Research Laboratory located at the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, TX.

Dr. Fred Aguayo is an Assistant Professor in Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program housed in the Department of Engineering Technology at TXST. His research group focuses on durability and chemical deterioration of concrete, and the use of sustainable and innovative materials in producing high- and ultra-high performance concrete. The Concrete Materials laboratory at Texas State was originally setup in 2009. Since its inception, the laboratory has installed and completed over $1,000,000 in renovations and installation of state-of-the-art equipment. With over 5,000 sq. ft. of dedicated working space, the laboratory is equipped to characterize, test, and evaluate various cement-based materials for a wide variety of applications including buildings and transportation infrastructure. The laboratory provides advanced tools and expertise for the pursuit of industrial and academic research. 


There is no cost for this tour, but please register here.

When: 2 – 3 p.m., Wednesday May 20

Where: Texas State University Campus

601 University Dr.

San Marcos, TX 78666

United States

(roughly 45 miles south of the Pickle Research campus). 

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