WUT Hosted the 9th International Conference on Cement and Concrete

  Nov. 1 to 3, the 9th International Conference on Cement and Concrete was held in Wuhan. It was organized by the Chinese Ceramic Society and China Building Materials Academy and hosted by WUT. With the theme “Challenges, Innovation and Development”, the conference is aimed at discussing the latest progresses in cement industry, environmental protection, cementing materials, 3D printing and other new hi-techs in the general trend of industrial transformation and upgrading, energy conservation, emission reduction and low-carbon development.

  23 leading gurus in the field were invited to give keynote reports, including Prof. S. P. Shah, academician of the American Academy of Engineering, Prof. Karen Scrivener, academician of the Royal Academy of Engineering UK, Prof. D. G. Hooton, academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Prof. O. M. Jensen, academician of the Danish Academy of Engineering and so on. The conference attracted 526 scholars, experts and entrepreneurs from 26 countries such as the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Japan and so forth, scoring a new height in terms of conference level and scale of the conference series.

  Before the conference, Party Secretary Xin Sijin met with Prof. Scrivener, hoping him to step up support to WUT’s efforts in cultivating more top-notch innovative talents in cement, concrete, building materials and other related disciplines and promoting such disciplines to the world-class level.

  Yao Yan, conference president and the President of China Building Material Academy, WUT Vice President Chen Wen, Xu Yongmo, Director-General of China Ceramic Society, Li Youxiang, standing member of Wuhan Party Committee and Deputy Mayor of Wuhan addressed successively the opening ceremony which was chaired by Prof. Wang Fazhou of WUT.

  Four parallel sessions-environmental protection, cement, concrete, new materials and crafts-were set, where 146 invited reports and oral reports were made. A seminar on the technique of waste co-disposal in cement kiln was held. Six presentations and six posters were graded excellent and an awarding ceremony was held during the closing ceremony. Conference participants were also invited to our arts gallery, university history museum, material research and testing center and national key laboratory of ceramic building materials.

  The conference dramatically demonstrates China’s research expertise in building materials to the world and accrues to WUT’s academic impact in the international arena of building materials. The conference was substantially supported by Huaxin Cement, Zhongjian Commercial Concrete and Wuhan Sanyuan New Building Materials.

  The International Conference on Cement and Concrete is an academic conference on building materials with the longest history and the widest impact. Since its 1985 debut in Beijing organized by scholars from China Ceramic Society and China Association of Science and Technology, eight sessions have been held in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Jinan, Nanjing and so forth, attracting in total nearly 1800 experts from home and 700 experts from abroad, with each such session a key platform for exchanging ideas on cement and concrete materials.