H.J.H. (Jos) Brouwers


  • 5565 Citaten
1989 …2019
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Persoonlijk profiel


“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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Onderzoeksoutput 1989 2019

Characterization and performance of high volume recycled waste glass and ground granulated blast furnace slag or fly ash blended mortars

Liu, G., Florea, M. & Brouwers, J., 20 okt 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 235, blz. 461-472 12 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Fly ash
fly ash

Conceptual design and performance evaluation of two-stage ultra-low binder ultra-high performance concrete

Li, P., Yu, Q., Brouwers, J. & Chen, W., 2019, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 125, 11 blz., 105858

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

High performance concrete
Conceptual design
Tensile strength
4 Citaties (Scopus)

Detailed characterization of particle size fractions of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash

Loginova, E., Volkov, D. S., van de Wouw, P. M. F., Florea, M. V. A. & Brouwers, H. J. H., 10 jan 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 207, blz. 866-874 9 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

bottom ash
Waste incineration
Municipal solid waste

Development and properties evaluation of sustainable ultra-high performance pastes with quaternary blends

Li, P., Cao, Y. Y. Y., Brouwers, J., Chen, W. & Yu, Q., 10 dec 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 240, 11 blz., 118124

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
High performance concrete
Slag cement

Effect of LDH nano-flakes on the mechanical and transport properties of lightweight concrete

Qu, Z., Yu, Q. & Brouwers, H. J. H., 2019, Service life and durability of reinforced concrete structures: selected papers of the 8th International RILEM PhD workshop held in Marne-la-Vallée, France, September 26-27, 2016. Andrade, C., Gulikers, J. & Marie-Victoire, E. (redactie). Cham: Springer, blz. 3-16 14 blz. (RILEM Bookseries; nr. 17)

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Transport properties
Mechanical properties

Activiteiten 2003 2013

  • 2 Consultancy
  • 1 Redactioneel werk
  • 1 Aangemelde presentatie

Vestnik MGSU : naučno-techničeskij žurnal po stroitelʹstvu i architekture = Proceedings of Moscow State University of Civil Engineering scientific and technical journal on construction and architecture (Tijdschrift)

Jos Brouwers (Lid redactieraad)

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Beoordeling STW projectvoorstel

Jos Brouwers (Adviseur)

Activiteit: Types adviesConsultancyProfessioneel

Lecture given at: Lezing 98e ledenvergadering STUTECH, Utrecht

Jos Brouwers (Spreker)
12 feb 2003

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk


packing model paper.pdf

Jos Brouwers


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Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


Application of alternative materials in autoclaved aerated concrete

Auteur: Segers, S., 30 sep 2016

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Application of an innovative binder in wood wool cement board

Auteur: Caprai, V., 31 aug 2015

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: van Haaren, M., 31 aug 2012

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Appraisal of the compressive strength for concrete in situ

Auteur: Chakiri, H., 30 apr 2016

Begeleider: Wijte, S. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Brouwers, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Vervuurt, A. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Bamboo sandwich panel: innovative application of bamboo within an external wall, according to the principles of Platform Materials Thinking (TU/e)

Auteur: Grosjev, A., 31 aug 2016

Begeleider: van Schaijk, L. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Brouwers, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Hendriks, N. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master