• 6149 Citations
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 1989 2020

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Reinforced concrete
Compressive strength
Impact resistance

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

Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide
1 Citation (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

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
Chemical speciation
Coal Ash
Solid Waste
1 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

bottom ash

Development of water-resisting mortar by incorporation of functionalized waste incineration ashes

Qu, Z., Alam, Q., Gauvin, F., Dezaire, T., Brouwers, H. J. H. J. & Wang, F. Z., 10 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 249, 9 p., 119341.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

bottom ash
Waste incineration

Activities 2003 2013

  • 2 Consultancy
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Contributed talk

Beoordeling STW projectvoorstel

Jos Brouwers (Advisor)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyProfessional

Lecture given at: Lezing 98e ledenvergadering STUTECH, Utrecht

Jos Brouwers (Speaker)
12 Feb 2003

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Press / Media

packing model paper.pdf

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Artigo Science Direct

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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