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1989 …2020

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“Novel materials is one of the key enabling technologies in the building sector.”

Research profile

Jos Brouwers is a Full Professor and Chair of Building Materials at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).  The chair Building Materials is devoted to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge concerning sustainable and functional building materials. Current research interests include Sustainable building (materials, energy, water), Granular mix design and concrete/mortar rheology (Self-Compacting Concrete, soil grouts, earth moist concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, oil well cement etc), Microstructure and pore water chemistry of hydrating cement/lime/gypsum and cementitious by-products (slag, fly ash etc.), and their dehydration (e.g. fire response), Treatment of contaminated soils, dredged sediments, industrial waste etc, with the help of air/steam (cleaning) and by mixing with cement/lime/gypsum (immobilization/stabilization), Transport properties and durability of cement/lime/gypsum based materials (such as Cl- and CO2 diffusion/binding), Functional materials: self-cleaning, air-purifying, translucent, thermally buffering, etc. The group also assists with material processability evaluation. This is done with a broad combination of processing and material characterization techniques, using high-end equipment and advanced instrumentation for chemical, analytical, thermal, physical, optical and electrical analysis.

Academic background

Jos Brouwers obtained his MSc in Mechanical Engineering and his PhD in Technical Sciences at TU/e. He has worked as Research engineer and project leader in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Akzo Nobel Central Research and Associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering (& Management) at Twente University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Jos is currently guest professor in the State Key Lab of Silicate Building Materials, at Wuhan University Technology, China, where he focuses on Construction Materials and Sustainable Building. In addition, he is an editorial board member of Vestnik, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, and a Member of the Consultative Board of Van Berlo Bedrijfsvloeren. Furthermore, Jos is a reviewer of project proposals for IWT (Swiss Institute for Materials Technology) and SNF (Dutch foundation for flexible housing standards).


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Research Output

A nonlinear rate-dependent model for predicting the depth of penetration in ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)

Cao, Y. Y. Y., Tan, Q. H., Jiang, Z. G., Brouwers, J. & Yu, Q., 1 Feb 2020, In : Cement & Concrete Composites. 106, 16 p., 103451.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    A promising process to modify cellulose nanofibers for carbon dioxide (CO2) adsorption

    Sepahvand, S., Jonoobi, M., Ashori, A., Gauvin, F., Brouwers, H. J. H., Oksman, K. & Yu, Q., 15 Feb 2020, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 230, 10 p., 115571.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    A silica aerogel synthesized from olivine and its application as a photocatalytic support

    Chen, Y., Hendrix, Y., Schollbach, K. & Brouwers, H. J. H. J., 10 Jul 2020, In : Construction and Building Materials. 248, 7 p., 118709.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    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

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    29 Downloads (Pure)

    Compositional modelling and crushing behaviour of MSWI bottom ash material classes

    van de Wouw, P. M. F., Loginova, E., Florea, M. V. A. & Brouwers, H. J. H., 1 Jan 2020, In : Waste Management. 101, p. 268-282 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)


  • Activities

    • 2 Consultancy
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Contributed talk

    Beoordeling STW projectvoorstel

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    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyProfessional

    Lecture given at: Lezing 98e ledenvergadering STUTECH, Utrecht

    Jos Brouwers (Speaker)
    12 Feb 2003

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

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    Student theses

    Application of alternative materials in autoclaved aerated concrete

    Author: Segers, S., 30 Sep 2016

    Supervisor: Straub, C. (Supervisor 1), Florea, M. (Supervisor 2) & Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Application of an innovative binder in wood wool cement board

    Author: Caprai, V., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 1), Yu, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Doudart de la Grée, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Application of PCM in concrete: improvement of the indoor comfort and reducing energy demand

    Author: van Haaren, M., 31 Aug 2012

    Supervisor: Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 1), van Schaijk, L. (Supervisor 2), van der Zanden, A. (Supervisor 2) & Leppers, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Appraisal of the compressive strength for concrete in situ

    Author: Chakiri, H., 30 Apr 2016

    Supervisor: Wijte, S. (Supervisor 1), Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 2) & Vervuurt, A. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master