The 2nd International Workshop on Cement Clinkers was successfully held
Update Time:2023-02-25 16:10:00

The 2nd International Workshop on Cement Clinkers, co-organized by Wuhan University of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and National Engineering Laboratory of Optic Fiber Sensing Technology, was successfully held online on Feb. 20th. Prof. Wang Fazhou together with Prof. Karen Scrivener, member of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, co-chaired the conference. Prof. Tan Yeqiang, Director of Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials Program, Materials Division I, Department of Engineering and Materials Science, National Natural Science Foundation of China, attended the conference and delivered a speech. Hu Shuguang, chair professor of WUT, attended the conference as a special guest. The conference was chaired by Prof. Liu Zhichao. 

Prof. Wang Fazhou, Co-Chair of the Conference, and Tan Yeqiang, Director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China delivered speeches

The conference was mainly about solid carbon cemented materials. Ami Kumar, Senior Vice President of Solidia Corporation, USA, Maciej Zajac, Chief Scientist of Heidelberg Cement Group, Germany, Prof. Jørgen Skibsted of Ohaus University, Denmark, Associate Prof. Ruben Snellings of KU Leuven, Belgium, Karen Scrivener, Member of Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, and Prof. C.S. Poon of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Prof. Wang Tao from Zhejiang University, Prof. Mo Liwu from Nanjing University of Technology, Prof. Liu Lang from Xi'an University of Science and Technology, and Prof. Liu Zhichao from Wuhan University of Technology were invited to do seminars on the preparation, performance and application of carbonatable binders. They are all experts and scholars in building materials, energy and mining from home and abroad.  

The conference was simulcast on livestreaming platforms, such as ZOOM, Bilibili, Weibo, Youdao Dictionary and WeChat Channel, attracting more than 28,000 participants in total.

Some reports from the conference

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing) and GTC Group together attend the meeting offline

Closing remarks by Professor Karen Scrivener, Conference Co-Chair

The conference was funded by the Science and Technology Activity Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The success of the workshop has set up an academic exchange platform for domestic and foreign authoritative scholars and experts as well as enterprises, and together they discussed in depth the major problems hindering the breakthrough of key technologies of carbonatable binders and the ways to solve them, which was conducive to promoting the low-carbon transition and upgrading in China's cement industry, and achieving the strategic goal of carbon neutrality. Simultaneously, it has further enhanced the international academic influence of China's green building materials manufacturing. 

Rewritten by: Zou Yingqi

Edited by: Yu Mengmei, Li Tiantian

Source: National Engineering Laboratory of Optic Fiber Sensing Technology