From Theory to Global Industrialization: a world-wide conference series

The conference series titled Geopolymers: From Theory to Global Industrialization started on October 06, 2016, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, USA, followed by several seminars held at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (USA), US Army Corps of Engineers (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong (China), Arequipa (Peru) and Santiago (Chile), as well as a Keynote at Geopolymer Camp 2017 (Saint-Quentin, France).

This 1h30 presentation is divided in two parts: the first part develops the basic knowledge in the geopolymer chemistry, focusing on the true polymeric nature of the system compared to others, and why it is important; the second part introduces 35 real world commercial applications that are available today worldwide in ceramics, coatings, binders, grouts, composites, and cements with hundreds of jobs and millions of USD of annual revenues. The speakers were Joseph Davidovits and Ralph Davidovits, both from Geopolymer Institute.

October 4 and 6, 2016:
MIT, Cambridge Boston, USA.

Two seminars: one on October 4. organized by the Center for Material Research in Archaeology and Ethnology CMRAE-MIT (Dr. Jennifer Meanwell and Prof. Linn Hobbs), on low-temperature manufacture of Egyptian blue faience; the second on October 6, organized by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, DMSE-MIT (Prof. Linn Hobbs), on geopolymer technology.

In discussion with the students

Keynote Lecture

October 8 to 12, 2016: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Two seminars: one organized by Prof. W. Kriven, Department Of Materials Science and Engineering, and one at the ERDC-CERL, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Champaign.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

January 25, 2017:
ICACC International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

Focused Session Geopolymer,

July 11, 2017:
Geopolymer Camp 2017, Saint-Quentin, France

Keynote by J. Davidovits, State of Geopolymer 2017; see video at Geopolymer Camp page.

September 29, 2017:
Japanese Concrete Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

Outline of the Keynote Lecture translated into Japanese language


October 4, 2017:
Hong Kong Science Park, HK, China.

In collaboration with NAMI, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited.

November 6, 2017:
Universidad Catolica San Pablo, Arequipa, Peru.

Keynote by Ralph Davidovits: Technologias Geopolimericas: de la Teoria a la Industrializacion Global.