• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo



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

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

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.

Over de organisatie

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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    Geen foto van Muhammad Ahmed

    Muhammad Ahmed

    Persoon: Prom. : Promovendus

    Foto van Qadeer Alam

    Qadeer Alam, MSc

    Persoon: OWP : Docent / Onderzoeker



    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 blz., 103451.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

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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 blz., 115571.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

  • 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 blz., 118709.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

  • Prijzen

    Additive manufacturing of functional construction materials on-demand

    Sandra S. Lucas (Ontvanger), Jos Brouwers (Ontvanger) & Q.L. (Qingliang) Yu (Ontvanger), 18 nov 2019

    Prijs: NWOOtherWetenschappelijk

  • Additive manufacturing of sustainable concrete for zero-energy buildings

    Sandra S. Lucas (Ontvanger), H.J.H. (Jos) Brouwers (Ontvanger) & Q.L. (Qingliang) Yu (Ontvanger), 2019

    Prijs: NWOOtherWetenschappelijk

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

    George Quercia Bianchi (Ontvanger), 1 dec 2005

    Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel


    Construction and Building Materials (Tijdschrift)

    Q.L. (Qingliang) Yu (Lid redactieraad)
    15 sep 201914 sep 2022

    Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

    Composites bio-sourcés et assainissement de l'air

    Florent Gauvin (Spreker)
    18 okt 2017

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerWetenschappelijk

    Photocatalyst deactivation on wood wool cement composite

    Florent Gauvin (Spreker)
    22 mei 201728 mei 2017

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesPoster presentatieWetenschappelijk


    Design of an innovative bio-concrete using Miscanthus fibres: characterization and properties of Miscanthus fibres as lightweight aggregate in a cementitious matrix

    Auteur: Ezechiels, J., 28 feb 2017

    Begeleider: Brouwers, H. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Yu, Q. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Schollbach, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

    Auteur: Quaas, L., 31 aug 2017

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

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

    Auteur: van Heuveln, E., 31 aug 2017

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

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master