• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Preservation of energy and limitation of the environmental impact while providing a healthy and comfortable indoor and outdoor environment are essential requirements for the built environment

Highlighted phrase

Developing concepts and materials to build more and better with fewer materials.

Organisational profile

Building Materials (BM) is a research group within the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Building Physics and Services (BPS) unit. Through a scientifically and technically driven design and production methodology, the goals are to obtain more sustainable, durable and functional materials and products. The group focuses on solving practical problems, answering scientific questions, examining new raw materials and developing innovative products in order to achieve ‘more with less’.

Research interests include:

  • Development of new building materials. They can be composed of the binders cement, gypsum, hemi-hydrate and quicklime and cementitious by-products, such as concrete, cement-wood composites, autoclaved aerated concrete and stabilized waste.
  • Fundamental physical and chemical know-how. Through experimental and theoretical approaches and implementation in numerical design tools, research is conducted into particle packing, physical transport phenomena, and (de-)hydration reactions, for example.  

A scientifically and technically driven design and production methodology is followed to obtain more sustainable, durable and functional building materials and products. They are designed, applied, produced and tested on their physical, mechanical, chemical and sensory properties, for both indoor and outdoor applications. These innovations are encouraged by the changing regulations and standards that are becoming more performance-based rather than prescription-based.

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Profiles

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Muhammad Ahmed

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

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Qadeer Alam, MSc

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

20122020

Research Output 1979 2020

Chemical speciation, distribution and leaching behavior of chlorides from municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash

Alam, Q., Lazaro, A., Schollbach, K. & Brouwers, H. J. H., 1 Feb 2020, In : Chemosphere. 241, 7 p., 124985

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Ashes
Chemical speciation
Coal Ash
Incineration
Solid Waste

Investigation of local degradation in wood stands and its effect on cement wood composites

Kochova, K., Caprai, V., Gauvin, F., Schollbach, K. & Brouwers, H. J. H., 20 Jan 2020, In : Construction and Building Materials. 231, 7 p., 117201

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Wood
Cements
Degradation
Composite materials
Wool
Open Access
Ashes
Coal Ash
Leaching
Waste incineration
Municipal solid waste

Prizes

Intevep´s Creative and Innovation Award, 1st operational reconnaissance for impulse and use of hematite base drilling fluids

George Quercia Bianchi (Recipient), 1 Dec 2005

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

PDVSA Intevep´s Creative and Innovation Award, 1st special reconnaissance

George Quercia Bianchi (Recipient), 1 Aug 2007

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

PDVSA Intevep´s Creative and Innovation Award, 2nd place

George Quercia Bianchi (Recipient), 1 Dec 2007

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Activities 1997 2017

Composites bio-sourcés et assainissement de l'air

Florent Gauvin (Speaker)
18 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Photocatalyst deactivation on wood wool cement composite

Florent Gauvin (Speaker)
22 May 201728 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentationScientific

The challenge of natural fibers in composite reinforcement

Florent Gauvin (Speaker)
5 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Press / Media

packing model paper.pdf

Jos Brouwers

12/02/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Immobillisation of the main contaminants of MSWI residues: chlorides and their counter ions

Author: Quaas, L., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 1), Florea, M. (Supervisor 2) & Schollbach, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Material and structural design aspects of a prefabricated balcony of lightweight concrete

Author: van Heuveln, E., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Wijte, S. (Supervisor 1), Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 2), Bos, F. (Supervisor 2) & Yu, Q. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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