Geopolymer workshop

14 April 2016


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Alkaline-activated Materials for Construction: Research, Production and Application

14 April, 2016

Lecture room G, Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences, TU Delft (Building 23, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands)


Alkaline-activated materials (also called geopolymer) can be made from industrial by-products or regional wastes. Geopolymer has potential to fully or partially substitute Portland cement clinker to produce building materials. For this reason, geopolymer is considered as an environmental friendly binder for construction, with great potential for sustainable development.

Up to now a few companies worldwide have used geopolymers in commercial applications. However, the wide variety in geopolymer types, lack of the necessary insight in the degradation mechanisms; the time dependent mechanical properties and the absence of adjusted regulations for their application in constructions have limited a broader use of geopolymer concrete in engineering applications.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a platform for those who are involved (interested) in geopolymer materials, i.e., the scientific researchers, geopolymer concrete materials producers, the contractors or the potential users of geopolymer concrete materials, to build up a network and to share their knowledge, questions and latest developments. The advances in the research field, the experience from pilots in the Netherlands, the potential application fields and regulations regarding early age properties, durability and durability test method of geopolymer concrete will be addressed and discussed in the workshop.

Organization committee

Ye Guang, TU Delft
John Provis, University Sheffield
Frank Winnefeld, Empa
Siska Valcke, TNO
Ton van Beek, TU Delft


Registration for the workshop is 50 Euro including coffee/tea and lunch. The number of participants are limited. It is required to register by sending an email to ( before 1 April, 2016. First come first served.

Dr. Ye Guang
Section Materials and Environment
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Delft University of Technology
Tel: +31 15 2784001

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