Suvash Chandra Paul, PhD-student in Civil Engineering, wins the best paper award

At the recent Third International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT3 2013), held in Kyoto, Japan on 18-21 August 2013, best paper awards were made from the selected conference papers by the local and international organizing committee. Suvash Chandra Paul, a PhD student in Department of Civil Engineering presented his paper entitled “Chloride Induced Corrosion in Cracked Reinforced Strain Hardening Cement-Based Composite (R/SHCC)” at the conference and won an award. This paper was selected to be published in the International Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology (JACT), Japan.

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Suvash Chandra Paul seen on the left, holding the award certificate with Prof van Zijl.

The paper was co-authored by Prof Gideon van Zijl, Mr Suvash Chandra Paul’s PhD supervisor and Mr Andrew Theunissen. Prof van Zijl also presented a paper at this conference, entitled “Crack spacing in steel bar reinforced strain hardening cement-based composites (R/SHCC), towards corrosion modelling”.

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