Organized by Chair Materials Science for Sustainable Construction supported by LafargeHolcim
7-8 Jul 2016 Champs sur Marne (France)


During the last decades, imaging techniques such as electron microscopy or X-ray microtomography have dramatically improved our knowledge of civil engineering materials, and allowed the development of a wide range of innovative materials.

Recent advances in techniques as well as algorithms open up even more exciting perspectives with which it is essential for materials scientists to keep up-to-date. The workshop will focus on what can be learned about construction materials and geomaterials from imaging. It will cover various topics, including imaging techniques, image processing, in-situ experiments and applications to scale transitions. Our goal is to offer presentations of cutting-edge techniques as well as more introductory talks on some selected topics. A significant time will be allotted to questions and discussions; we hope that this will contribute to a fruitful exchange of ideas.

The following leading experts will give a cutting edge overview of the topic (see also programme and book of abstracts)

  • Dale P. Bentz (Chemical Engineer at NIST, USA)
  • Dominique Bernard (Senior Scientist at ICMB, CNRS, Bordeaux, France)
  • Mauro Dalla Mura (Assistant Professor at GIPSA, Grenoble INP)
  • François Hild (Research Professor at LMT, ENS Cachan, France)
  • Andrew King (Beamline scientist, PSICHE, Soleil Synchrotron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
  • Eric N. Landis (Professor at University of Maine, USA)
  • Pierre Levitz (Research Director, head of PHENIX Laboratory, CNRS, Paris, France)
  • Pietro Lura (Professor, Head of the Concrete / Construction Chemistry Laboratory, Empa)
  • Eric Maire (Senior Scientist, MATEIS, CNRS, INSA Lyon, France)
  • Paulo J. M. Monteiro (Professor at University of California at Berkeley, USA)
  • Karen Scrivener (Professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Adrian Sheppard (Associate Professor, head of Department of Applied Mathematics at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
  • Marco Stampanoni (Professor, Paul Scherrer Institut, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich)
  • Hugues Talbot (Associate Professor at ESIEE, Paris, France)
  • Souhail Youssef (IFP Energies Nouvelles)

NEW! Slides of many talks are now available for download (click on the title of the talk in the programme).

Location and access

The workshop will take place at École des Ponts ParisTech, Champs-sur-Marne, France (20 min from Paris).

Organizing committee


Attendance is free. Registration includes free lunch on July 7 and 8 as well as coffee breaks.

Edit: as of june, 24, registration is closed.

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