28th Cement and Concrete Science

15th Sep 2008 - 16th Sep 2008

Organised by the Cementitious Materials Group of The Ceramics Society

The broad scope of this two-day meeting provides common ground for practical engineers and scientists from both industry and academic. The meeting has a tradition of providing a forum for the latest results, as well as encouraging informal and stimulating discussion.

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For further information please contact:

Charles Fentiman CharlesFentiman@aol.com

Raman Mangabhai r.j.mangabhai@btinternet.com


The following papers have been accepted for oral and poster presentations at the conference. The organisers reserve the right to alter the order of the presentations. A final programme will be distributed at the conference.

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'Oilwell Cements for Slimhole Well Cementing'
John Bensted – International Consultant in Cement Technology and Visiting Professor in Cement Science, University College London

'Optimum petrographic compositions and firing conditions for quicklime production'
A M Soltan – Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

'The potential for carbon dioxide reduction from the cement industry through the increased use of industrial pozzolans'
Mark Tyrer, Peter Claisse, Eshmaiel Ganjian, Christopher Cheeseman, Rosemary Greaves, Martin Kay, and Jonathan Churchman-Davies

'Rate of Cement Hydration as Affected by Temperature'
M N Soutsos– University of Liverpool

'Compilation of policies of energy consumption optimisation in cement industry, in developing countries. Case study: Iran'
S M Sadeghzadeh – Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahed University, Tehran, and H Ravaghi – Ministry of Energy, Tehran, Iran.

'Sulphate activation of bfs/opc composite cement'
N C Collier, N B Milestone – Immobilisation Science Laboratory, Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, Sheffield

'In-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of model cements hydration'
Alexandra Quennoz, E Gallucci and K L Scrivener – Laboratory of Construction Materials, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

'Measurement of slag reaction in blended cements'
Vanessa Kocaba, Emmanuel Gallucci and Karen L Scrivener – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

'Cement – calcined clays interactions and their effect on mechanical properties of mortars'

R Fernandez, K Scrivener and E Gallucci – EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, and F Martirena – UCLV, Santa Clara, Cuba

'Mechanisms of hydration of cementitious materials at early age'
P. Juilland, K Scrivener and E Gallucci – LMC, EPF Lausanne, R J Flatt – Sika Technology, Zürich, Switzerland

M Carter – The University of Manchester, UK

'Raman spectoscopy'
L Black – University of Leeds, UK

'3D printing of cement composites: preliminary experiments'
P Purnell – University of Warwick, UK

L Glover – University of Birmingham, UK


D Hughes – University of Bradford, UK

'Reactions of dolomite with portlandite, tricalcium silicate and cement'
F P Glasser – University of Aberdeen, UK

'Prehydration of clinker'
Johann Plank – Munich University, Germany

'Greener construction with reactive magnesia cements'
M Liska & Abir Al-Tabbaa – University of Cambridge, UK

Julia Stegemann – University College London, UK

'Designing concrete with short service life utilizing thaumasite'
H Justnes and K I Johansen – SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Trondheim, Norway

'Pozzolanic activity of sintered clay and interaction with limestone powder'
Klaartje De Weerdt, Tone Østnor and Harald Justnes – SINTEF, Norway

'The reactivity of Portland composite cement containing limestone powder and fly ash'
Klaartje De Weerdt and Harald Justnes – SINTEF, Norway

Venue and booking

Event Location

Event Location: 
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Charles Fentiman / Raman Mangabhai (please see top of page for contact details)