Maria Juenger (Keynote Speaker)
Maria Juenger is a Professor at University of Texas Austin’s faculty of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests include Hydration chemistry and microstructural characterization of Portland cement and related materials, mechanisms of chemical deterioration in concrete, concrete durability, reducing the impact of concrete production on the environment.
Topic covered: A new approach to measuring pozzolanic activity (Using existing ASTM standard test methods)
Prannoy Suraneri is an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Miami. His research focuses on Infrastructure sustainability; Concrete durability; New and advanced infrastructure materials; Supplementary cementitious materials; Chemical admixtures; Cement hydration.
Topic covered: The modified R3 method: a new test method to classify SCMs
Nicholas Brake is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Dr. Brake’s research interests are in the characterization and enhancement of reclaimed recycled materials including recycled concrete aggregate, coal combustion residuals, dredged soil, Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) slag.
Topic covered: Mechanochemical activation of dredged clay for application in alkali activated binder systems
Abdul Peerzada is a Graduate Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Glenn Dpt. of Civil Engineering, Clemson University, South Carolina.
Topic covered: Influence of calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) nano-particles on the mechanism of cement hydration and evolution of hydration phases
Dr. Federico (“Fred”) Aguayo is an Assistant Professor in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program at Texas State University. Dr. Aguayo’s primary expertise is in concrete durability, deterioration, and evaluation. His research interest includes durability of sustainable and alternative infrastructure materials and developing and linking standardized laboratory testing to field performance
Topic covered: Blended fly ash systems
Paul Sandberg is a Vice President of Applications at Calmetrix. He was formerly employed by WR Grace and Heidelberg Cement as a Research Fellow and has three decades of experience in cement research using calorimetry.
Topic covered: An accelerated method to characterize reactivity of cement substitutes using calorimetry.
Ask the Expert Session
Calmetrix staff will be available throughout the conference and in a dedicated session to answer any practical questions about cement calorimetry.
Paul Sandberg is a co-founder of Calmetrix. He has three decades of experience in cement and concrete research, and is one of the early instigators to use calorimetry as a tool in cement research.
Jeff Groh is the US Sales Manager at Calmetrix. He has over 30 years experience in lab instrumentation with TA Instruments where he was a Director of Customer Support and VP Technology.
Marc Zacharias is a co-founder of Calmetrix with and intimate knowledge of calorimetry and over 20 years cement industry experience.