Dr. Kawkab Al-Noaimi, Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department of the University of Qatar, Doha, has started a research project on geopolymer concrete and related materials. Because the economy of the entire Gulf region is based on oil, not on coal, there is no production of fly-ashes and other waste materials. The aim of the research is to select and test appropriate geological raw-materials from the Gulf region, suitable for geopolymerisation.
Dr. Kawkab Al-Noaimi is presently visiting the laboratory of Cordi-Geopolymere in Saint-Quentin, France, where she is performing preliminary works in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Joseph Davidovits.
For further information on the University of Qatar, Doha, go to the message dedicated to the 2nd International Chemistry Conference, Qatar, in this Bulletin.
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