Scientific Institutes and fellows

Selected list of laboratories and institutions involved in R&D projects on geopolymer science and technology (in no particular order)

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Australia

  • CURTIN, University of Technology
    School of Engineering
    GPO Box U1987 Perth, Western Australia 6845, Australia;
    Professor RANGAN Vijay,
    phone: +61 892667048 ; fax: +61 892662681 ;
    e-mail: V.Rangan#curtin.edu.au
  • Prof. Arie van Riessen
    Director – Centre for Materials Research, Program Leader – Geopolymers for CSRP
    Curtin University of Technology
    Building 301, Office 145, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia;
    phone: +61 892667090 ; fax: +61 892662377
    e-mail: a.vanriessen#curtin.edu.au
    web: www.curtin.edu.au
  • University of Melbourne
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
    Prof. VAN DEVENTER Jannie
    phone: +61 393446620; fax: +61 393444153
    e-mail: jsj.van_deventer#chemeng.unimelb.edu.au
    web: www.chemeng.unimelb.edu.au/geopolymer/
  • CSIRO Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology
    PO Box 56, Highett
    Victoria 3190, Australia
    Dr SAGOE-CRENTSIL Kwesi
    phone: +61 392526350; fax:+61 392526244
    e-mail: Kwesi.Sagoe-Crentsil#csiro.au
    web: www.cmit.csiro.au
  • ANSTO
    PMB 1, Menai, NSW 2234, Australia
    PERERA Dan
    phone: +61 297173477; fax: +61 295437179
    e-mail: dsp#ansto.gov.au

Belgium

  • NAMUR University
    Facultés Universitaires de Namur
    Prof. DEMORTIER Guy
    Département Chimie, Départment de Physique
    61 rue de Bruxelles, B-5000, NAMUR, Belgium
    e-mail: Guy.Demortier#fundp.ac.be

Brazil

  • WINCRET Designer Concrete Products Ltda
    Prof. Henrique Neves Lefevre, 785
    04637-001 Sao-Paulo SP, Brazil
    Ing. Roni M. Schmeling
    phone: 0xx11-5543-2788; mobile: 11-998819369
    e-mail: winblok#winblok.com.br
    web: www.winblok.com.br

China

  • Nanjing University of Technology
    College of Materials Science and Engineering
    Prof. Xiao Yao, Dr. Zuhua Zhang
    no.5 Xinmofan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210009, China
    Phone: 86+25 83587253
    Email: htm#njut.edu.cn
    Web: cly.njut.edu.cn

Czech Republic

  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics
    V Holesovickach 41
    182 09 Prague 8
    Czech Republic
    Prof. Tomas Hanzlicek
    phone: +420731165041;
    e-mail: hanzlicek#irsm.cas.cz
    web: www.irsm.cas.cz
  • ICT, Dept.of Glass and Ceramics
    Technicka 5
    16628 Praha 6, Czech Republic
    MINARIKOVA Martina
    SKAVARA Frantisek
    phone: +420 605835342
    e-mail: martina.minarikova#vscht.cz
    web: www.vscht.cz

Germany

India

  • Annamalai University
    Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
    Annamalainagar 608 002, Tamil Nadu,
    India
    Ph: +91 4144 239732, +91 94431 28028(Mobile)
    Contact person – Professor Dr. C. Antony Jeyasehar
    email: chellam.ajs#gmail.com
  • Centre for Advanced Concrete research (CACR)
    SRM University,
    University Office Building III Floor
    Kattankulathur – 603203, near Chennai
    N.P. RAJAMANE, Secretary, Indian Concrete Institute, Tamil Nadu Centre,
    Retired Head, Advanced Materials Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre,
    (Ph:+91 44-24417882, Mobile:+91 98400 76821,)
    e-mail: rajamanenp#yahoo.co.uk
  • Jadavpur University
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Kolkata – 700032
    India
    Contact person – Professor Dr. Somnath Ghosh
    Contact no. – +91 33 2414-6666 ext 2804 ,+91 9831025676
    e-mail: som_ghosh2000#yahoo.com
  • National Metalurgical Laboratory
    MEF Division
    Jamshedpur – 831 007, India
    KUMAR Sanjay, Scientist
    phone: +91 6572271709; fax: +91 6572270527
    e-mail: sanjay_kumar_nml#yahoo.com
  • VNRVJ Institute of Engineering & Technology
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Bachupally, HYDERABAD,INDIA, PIN: 500090
    Contact person -Prof.KOLLI RAMUJEEE
    mail: ramujee_k@vnrvjiet.in
    – Mobile No: 09959894969

Iran

  • Islamic Azad University
    Department of Materials Engineering, Saveh Branch
    Saveh, Iran.3
    Head group name: Dr. Ali Nazari
    phone: +98 255 4233342
    e-mail: alinazari84#aut.ac.ir6.
    web: www.iau-saveh.ac.ir/en/
  • Shiraz University
    Department of Civil Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
    Dr. Navid Ranjbar

Japan

  • Yamaguchi University
    Department of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
    Ube 755-8611, Japan
    IKEDA Ko, Professor
    phone: +81 836859630; fax: +91 836859601
    e-mail: k-ikeda#yamaguchi-u.ac.jp

Mexico

  • CINVESTAV-IPN Unidad Querétaro
    Libramiento Norponiente No. 2000
    Fracc. Real de Juriquilla
    C.P. 76230
    Querétaro, Qro, Mexico
    Dr. Alejandro Manzano Ramírez
    phone: + 52 4424414918; fax: + 52 4424414938
    email: amanzanor2006#hotmail.com
    web: qro.cinvestav.mx
  • Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo
    Faculty of Civil Engineering.
    Materials Research Laboratory, Mexico
    RUBIO-AVALOS Jose-Carlos, Ph.D.
    Research Fellow at Faculty of Civil Engineering
    Tel./Fax. +52 4433273856
    email: jcrubioa#yahoo.com
    web: www.umich.mx
  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG)
    Research Center for Industrial Development
    Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDI)
    Av. Patria 1201
    Lomas del Valle 3a Seccion
    Zapopan, Jal, 44100 MEXICO
    Dr. Carlos Montes
    phone: +52 (33)36488824 ext 2328; fax: +52 (33)36488824
    e-mail: cmontesm#edu.uag.mx
    web: www.uag.mx

New Zealand

  • Materials Technologies Group
    Industrial Research Limited
    PO Box 31-310, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
    phone: +64 45690000; fax: +64 45690142
    web: www.irl.cri.nz
  • Victoria University of Wellington
    School of chemicla and physicla sciences
    PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand
    Prof. MACKENZIE Kenneth
    phone: +64 44635885; fax: +64 44635237
    e-mail: kenneth.mackensie#vuw.ac.nz
    web: www.vuw.ac.nz

Nepal

  • Tribhuvan University
    Central Department of Chemistry
    Kirtipur, Kathmandu
    Professor Dr. Vinay Kumar Jha
    e-mail: vinayj2#yahoo.com
    web: tribhuvan-university

Philippines

  • De La Salle University
    Geopolymers and Advanced Materials Engineering Research for Sustainability (GAMERS) Laboratory.
    Prof. PROMENTILLA, Michael Angelo
    Head, Waste and Chemicals Management Unit of Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research (CESDR), Team leader, GAMERS Lab.
    E-mail: michael.promentilla#dlsu.edu.ph;
    Phone: +63 02 536 0223; +63 917 545 2243
    De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Ave., Manila, 0922, Philippines.

Portugal

  • Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
    Departamento de Engenharias
    Edifício de Engenharias, Apartado 1013
    5000-911 Vila Real, Portugal
    Prof. TEIXEIRA-PINTO Amândio
    phone: +351 259350399
    e-mail: yrache#utad.pt
    web: www.utad.pt/pt/departamentos/acent/engenharias/
  • University of Minho
    Research Group on Sustainable Construction Materials
    C-TAC Research Centre
    Azurém , 4800-058 Guimarães , PORTUGAL
    Prof. J.L. Barroso de Aguiar
    phone: +351 253 510 200 Fax: +351 253 510 217
    Email: sec-centros#civil.uminho.pt
    web: www.civil.uminho.pt

Spain

  • AIDICO Instituto Tecnológico de la Construcción
    Parque Tecnológico de Valencia
    C/Benjamin Franklin 17
    46980-Valencia, SPAIN
    Dr. LOPEZ-TENDERO María José
    phone: +34 9613182 8; fax: +34961318033
    e-mail: mlopezt#aidico.es
    web: www.aidico.es

United Kingdom

  • University of Surrey
    Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Chemical & Process Engineering [J2]
    Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH ( UK )
    Dr. Pablo García-Triñanes
    e-mail: p.garcia@surrey.ac.uk
    Phone: +44 (0)1483 689472, +44 (0)1483 686583 http://www.surrey.ac.uk/materials/particle_technology/

USA

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    1304 W. Green St.
    Urbana, IL 61801
    KRIVEN Waltraud, Professor
    phone: +1 2173335258; fax: +1 2173332736
    e-mail: kriven#illinois.edu
  • RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey
    Department of Civil Engineering, Rutgers University, Box 909, Piscataway, NJ 08855-0909, USA
    Prof. BALAGURU P.,
    phone: +1 908445 2232 or 3537(direct); fax: +1 9084450577;
    e-mail: dellamur#email.rci.rutgers.edu
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
    Federal Aviation Administration F.A.A.
    Dr. LYON Richard
    Fire Research Branch, ACD-250, F. A. A. Technical Center,
    International Airport, Atlantic City , NJ 08405, U.S.A.
    phone: +1 6094856076; fax: +1 6094855785;
    e-mail: richard.e.lyon#admin.tc.faa.gov
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    76 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester, NY 14623, USA
    VARELA Benjamin, Assistant Professor
    phone: +1 5854754737; fax: +1 5854757710
    e-mail: bxveme#rit.edu
  • Louisiana Tech University
    Trenchless Technology Center
    600 W. Arizona, Engr. Annex, P.O. Box 10348
    Ruston, LA 71272, USA
    Prof. ALLOUCHE Erez
    phone: +1 3182572852 ; fax: +1 3182572777
    e-mail: allouche#latech.edu
    web: www.ttc.latech.edu

Geopolymer’ 99 International Conference, 1st July 1999, at Saint-Quentin, France.

Prof. Joseph Davidovits (left) and S.D. Fürst Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (2nd from right) granted five diplomas to people who greatly contributed to the development and the promotion of geopolymer science (from left to right):

  • Ing. Jean-Jacques Legrand, a pioneer from 1972 to 1982.
  • Dr. Richard Lyon (F.A.A.), for his excellent scientific articles in 1996-1998.
  • Ing. Michel Davidovics and Ing. Bruno Martin (Géopolymère S.A.), for their developments of carbon/geopolymer composites.
  • Prof. Guy Demortier (Namur University), for its perseverance and support in archaelogical reasearch since 1984.
  • Chemist Nicolas Davidovits (right) for his involvement in geopolymer manufacture since 1979.

World Congress Geopolymer 2005, 30th June 2005, at Saint-Quentin, France.

Prof. Joseph Davidovits (left) rewards four scientists in appreciation of their services to the World Congress, and their contributions to the advancement of the Geopolymer Science. The awardees are (from left to right):

  • Dr. Gilles Hug for his scientific analysis work in archaeology.
  • Dr. Roman Slavik for his work in geopolymer chemistry.
  • Prof. Vijaya Rangan for his extensive civil engineering studies with geopolymer cement.
  • Dr. Grant Lukey (together with Prof. Jannie van Deventer) for their comprenhensive studies in geopolymer chemistry for 10 years.