• Supplementary Cementitious Materials and Alternative Binders
  • High-Performance Concrete
  • Internal Curing
  • Shrinkage and Cracking of Concrete
  • Early-Age Properties of Concrete
  • Durability and Sustainability of Cementitious Materials
  • Sulfate Attack in Cementitious Materials
  • The behavior of Cement Paste, Mortar and Concrete under Extremely High Hydrostatic Pressure.

ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • 2013: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • 2001:   M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • 1999:   B.Sc. (Cum Laude) in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2016-present:  Assistant Professor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2014-2016:       Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2014:                Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2013:                Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2007-2014:       Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2000-2001:       Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

 

PUBLIC PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Membership in International Committees

  • 2018-present:  Member of RILEM Technical Committee CEC: Controlled expansion of concrete by adding MgO-based expansive agents taking the combined influence of composition and size of concrete elements into consideration.
  • 2017-present:  Member of RILEM Technical Committee 281-CCC: Carbonation of concrete with supplementary cementitious materials.
  • 2015-2018:     Management Committee Member of TUD COST Action TU1404, “Towards the next generation of standards for service life of cement-based materials and structures.”
  • 2015-2017:      Member of RILEM Technical Committee 238-SCM (Hydration and microstructure of concrete with supplementary cementitious materials).
  • 2007-2014:     Member of RILEM Technical Committee 225-SAP (Application of superabsorbent polymers in concrete construction).
  • 2000-2001:     Contributed to RILEM Technical Committee 181-EAS (Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems).

 

Referee for Journals

  • 2009-present: Materials and Structures
  • 2009-present: Cement and Concrete Composites
  • 2009-present: Construction and Building Materials
  • 2009-present: Cement and Concrete Research
  • 2015-2016:     Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • 2015-2016:     Construction International Journal of Pavement Engineering and others.

 

Membership of Conference Scientific Committees

  • 2020:               The 3rd International RILEM Workshop On Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning, Haifa, Israel
  • 2014:               International Conference “Application of superabsorbent polymers and other new admixtures in concrete construction”, Dresden, Germany.
  • 2010:               International RILEM Conference on Use of Superabsorbent Polymers and Other New Additives in Concrete, Lyngby, Denmark.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • 2010-present: RILEM (International union of laboratories and experts in construction materials, systems and structures)
  • 2007-2014:    ACI (American Concrete Institute)
  • 2002-present: Registered Engineer (#1133939), Israel

Refereed papers in professional journals

  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K., and Bentur, A., (2002), “Efficiency of lightweight aggregates for internal curing of high strength concrete to eliminate autogenous shrinkage”, Materials and Structures, 35 (2), 97-101.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K., and Bentur, A., (2004), “Assessment of water migration distance in internal curing of high strength concrete”, American Concrete Institute, SP-220, 181-197.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K., and Bentur, A., (2004), “Influence of cement paste matrix properties on the autogenous curing of high-performance concrete”, Cement and Concrete Composites, 26 (5), 499-507.
  • Kovler, K., and Zhutovsky, S., (2006), “Overview and future trends of shrinkage research”, Materials and Structures, 39 (9), 827-847.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2010), “Chemical shrinkage of high-strength / high-performance cementitious materials”, International Review of Civil Engineering, 1, 110-118.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K., and Bentur, A., (2011), “Revisiting the protected paste volume concept for internal curing of high-strength concretes”, Cement and Concrete Research, 41 (9), 981-986.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2012), “Effect of internal curing on durability-related properties of high performance concrete”, Cement and Concrete Research, 42 (1), 20-26.
  • Hasholt, M.T., Jensen, O.M., Kovler, K., and Zhutovsky, S., (2012), “Can superabsorent polymers mitigate autogenous shrinkage of internally cured concrete without compromising the strength?”, Construction and Building Materials, 31, 226-230.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K., and Bentur, A., (2013), “Effect of hybrid curing on cracking potential of high-performance concrete”, Cement and Concrete Research, 54, 36-42.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2013), “Hydration kinetics of high-performance cementitious systems under different curing conditions”, Materials and Structures, 46 (10), 1599-1611.
  • Mechtcherine, V., Gorges, M., Schroefl, C., Assmann, A., Brameshuber, W., Ribeiro, A.B., Cusson, D., Custódio, J., Da Silva, E.F., Ichimiya, K., Igarashi, S.-I., Klemm, A., Kovler, K., De Mendonça Lopes, A.N., Lura, P., Nguyen, V.T., Reinhardt, H.-W., Filho, R.D.T., Weiss, J., Wyrzykowski, M., Ye, G., and Zhutovsky, S., (2014), “Effect of internal curing by using superabsorbent polymers (SAP) on autogenous shrinkage and other properties of a high-performance fine-grained concrete: Results of a RILEM round-robin test”, Materials and Structures, 47 (3), 541-562.
  • Karinski, Y.S., Zhutovsky, S., Feldgun, V.R., and Yankelevsky, D.Z., (2016), “An experimental study on the equation of state of cementitious materials using confined compression tests”, Key Engineering Materials, 711, 830-836.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2017), “Application of ultrasonic pulse velocity for assessment of thermal expansion coefficient of concrete at early age”, Materials and Structures, 50 (1).
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Hooton, R.D., (2017), “Experimental study on physical sulfate salt attack”, Materials and Structures, 50 (1).
  • Karinski, Y. S., Zhutovsky, S., Feldgun, V. R., and Yankelevsky, D. Z., (2017), “The equation of state of unsaturated cementitious composites- a new multiscale model”, Solids and Structures, 109, 12-21.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2017), “Influence of water to cement ratio on the efficiency of internal curing of high-performance concrete”, Construction and Building Materials, 144, 311-316.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Hooton, R.D., (2017), “Accelerated testing of cementitious materials for resistance to physical sulfate attack”, Construction and Building Materials, 145, 98-106.
  • Karinski, Y.S., Yankelevsky, D.Z., Zhutovsky, S., and Feldgun, V.R., (2017), “Uniaxial confined compression tests of cementitious materials”, Construction and Building Materials, 153, 247-260.
  • Karinski, Y.S., Yankelevsky, D.Z., Zhutovsky, S., and Feldgun, V.R., (2017), “On the Equation of State of Cementitious Composites – an Experimental Study”, Procedia Engineering, 210, 32-38.
  • Karinski, Y.S., Yankelevsky, D.Z., Zhutovsky, S., and Feldgun, V.R., (2018), “High-pressure uniaxial confined compression tests of mortars”, Construction and Building Materials, 165, 523-532.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Karinski, Y. S., Yankelevsky, D. Z., & Feldgun, V. R., (2018), “Multiscale model for the prediction of equation of state for cement paste and mortar”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 152-153, 324-335.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Hooton, R.D., (2019), “Role of sample conditioning in water absorption tests”, Construction and Building Materials, 215, 918–924.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Karinski, Y.S., Feldgun, V.R., Yankelevsky, D.Z., (2020), “Loading branch of the barotropic equation of state for cementitious composites under extremely high pressures”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 188–189, 181-188.
  • Zhutovsky, , Shishkin, A., (2021), Recycling of hydrated Portland cement paste into new clinker, Construction and Building Materials 280 (2021) 122510.

 

Book chapters

  • Zhutovsky, S., (2002), “Modelling of Autogenous Shrinkage”, in Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems, report of RILEM TC 181-EAS, Edited by A. Bentur, RILEM Publications SARL, 169-178.
  • Hooton, R.D., Zhutovsky, S., and Kamali-Bernard, S., (2018), “Ternary Blends”, in Properties of Fresh and Hardened Concrete Containing Supplementary Cementitious Materials, State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 238-SCM, Working Group 4, Edited by De Belie, N., Soutsos, M., Gruyaert, E., Springer International Publishing.

 

Proceedings

  • Kovler, K., Zhutovsky, S., Spatari, S. and Jensen, O.M., (Eds.) (2020), Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning (ConcreteLife’20), The 3rd International RILEM Workshop, Haifa, Israel, 14-16 January 2020.

 

Research Reports

  • Kovler, K., Bentur, A., Lange, D.A., Bentz, D., Van Breugel, K., Lura, P., Zhutovsky, S., Souslikov, A., (2004), Autogenous Curing of High-Strength Cementitious Materials by Fine Uniformly Distributed Lightweight Aggregate Water Reservoirs, United States—Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Research Report, National Building Research Institute, Technion– Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • Kovler, K., Bentur, A., and Zhutovsky, S., (2010), “Cracking sensitivity of concretes stage II “, National Building Research Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2014), “Failure of cementitious materials after their application in construction sites in wet conditions”, National Building Research Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • Yankelevsky D.Z., Karinski, Y.S., Feldgun, V.R., and Zutovsky, S., (2016), “A new approach to determine the equation of state of concrete based on the material micro structure”, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • Yankelevsky D.Z., Karinski, Y.S., Feldgun, V.R., and Zutovsky, S., (2017), “A new approach to determine the equation of state of concrete based on the material micro structure – Stage II”, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • Zutovsky, S., and Shishkin, A. (2019), “Failure of prestressed concrete sleepers”, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • Kulisch, D., Katz, A., Zhutovsky, S., (2020), “Recovery of residual unhydrated cement in construction waste for further use in new concrete”, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • Zutovsky, S., and Shishkin, A. (2020), “Recycling of concrete waste for the production of Portland cement clinker”, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • Zutovsky, S., and Shishkin, A. (2021), “Recycling of concrete waste for the production of Portland cement clinker – Stage II”, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

 

Refereed papers in conference proceedings

  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K., and Bentur, A., (2001), “Efficiency of lightweight aggregates for internal curing of high strength concrete to eliminate autogenous shrinkages”, in Proceedings of International RILEM Conference on Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems – EAC’01, RILEM PRO 23, RILEM Publications SARL, 12-14 March 2001, Haifa, Israel, 363-371.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K., and Bentur, A., (2001), “Influence of wet lightweight aggregate on autogenous shrinkage of concrete at early ages”, in Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Other Quasi-Brittle Materials, Elsevier, 20-22 August 2001, Cambridge (MA), USA, 697-702.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, and K., Bentur, A., (2002), “Autogenous curing of high-strength concrete using pre-soaked pumice and perlite sand”, in Proceedings of 3rd International Seminar on Self-Desiccation and Its Importance in Concrete Technology, Lund Institute of Technology, 14-15 June 2002, Lund, Sweden, 161-173.
  • Kovler, K., and Zhutovsky, S., (2003), “Overview and future trends of shrinkage research”, in Advances in Cement and Concrete IX: Volume Changes, Cracking and Durability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 10-14 August 2003, Copper Mountain (CO), USA, 151-180.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2008), “Dependence between capillary stress and autogenous shrinkage for high-strength cement pastes”, in Concrete Modeling – CONMOD’08, Proceedings of International RILEM Symposium, RILEM Publications SARL, 26-29 May 2008, Delft, The Netherlands, 560-570.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2008), “Revised view on chemical shrinkage”, in Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites, Proceedings of First International Conference, RILEM PRO 61, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L, 13-15 October 2008, Nanjing, China, 775-784.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2009), “Effect of water to cement ratio and degree of hydration on chemical shrinkage of cement pastes”, in Proceedings of 2nd International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning – ConcreteLife’09, RILEM PRO 66, RILEM Publications SARL, 7-9 September 2009, Haifa, Israel, 2009, 47-54.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2010), “Durability aspects of internally cured high performance concrete”, in Proceedings of International RILEM Conference on Use of Superabsorbent Polymers and Other New Additives in Concrete, RILEM PRO 74, RILEM Publications SARL, 15-18 August 2010, Lyngby, Denmark, 305-314.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2010), “Combined effect of internal curing and shrinkage-reducing admixture on cracking potential of high-strength concrete”, in International RILEM Conference on Material Science – AdIPoC – Additions Improving Properties of Concrete – Theme 3, RILEM PRO 77, RILEM Publications SARL, 6-10 September 2010, Aachen, Germany, 165-174.
  • Kovler, K., Zhutovsky, S., and Bentur, A., (2012), “Effect of Concrete and Binder Composition on Cracking Sensitivity”, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR-3, CRC Press, 3-5 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, 142-143.
  • Kovler, K., and Zhutovsky, S., (2012), “Crack resistance and durability-related properties of internally cured high strength/high performance concrete”, in Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures, ICDCS 2012, Queen’s University of Belfast, 17-19 September 2012, Belfast, United Kingdom, Keynote paper KN3/1.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K., and Bentur, A., (2014), “Effect of shrinkage reduction methods on cracking sensitivity of high-performance concrete”, in Proceedings of 3nd All Russian International Conference on Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, 12–16 May 2014, Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2014), “Cracking potential of internally cured concrete made at various water to cement ratios”, in Proceedings of International RILEM Conference on Application of Superabsorbent Polymers and Other New Admixtures in Concrete Construction, RILEM PRO095, RILEM Publications SARL, 14-17 September 2014, Dresden, Germany, 179-186.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Kovler, K., (2015), “Evaluation of the Thermal Expansion Coefficient Using Non-Destructive Testing”, in Proceedings of The 10th International Conference on Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures, CONCREEP’10, Vienna University of Technology, 21-23 September 2015, Vienna, Austria, 1137-1146.
  • Karinski, Y., Zhutovsky, S., Feldgun, V., and Yankelevsky, D., (2015), “A new equation of state for cementitious materials – a multiscale approach”, in Proceedings of 11th International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites, BMC-11, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, 28-30 September 2015, Warsaw, Poland, 319-328.
  • Karinski, Y., Zhutovsky, S., Feldgun, V., and Yankelevsky, D., (2016), “An experimental study on the equation of state of cementitious materials using confined compression tests”, accepted for publication in the 8th international conference on concrete under severe conditions-environment & loading, CONSEC2016, Politecnico di Milano, 12-14 September 2016, Lecco, Italy.
  • Zhutovsky, S., Hooton, D., (2016), “Effect of supplementary cementitious materials on the resistance of mortar to physical sulfate salt attack”, in Proceedings of 5th International Materials Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, 1-4 June 2016, London (ON), Canada.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Hooton, D., (2016), “Evaluation of concrete’s resistance to physical sulfate salt attack”, Proceedings of the International RILEM conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering, Segment on Service Life of Cement-Based Materials and Structures, Vol 1, RILEM PRO 109, RILEM Publications SARL, 22-24 August 2016, Lyngby, Denmark, 105-114.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Hooton, D., (2017), “Effect of air entrainment on the resistance of mortars to physical sulfate salt attack”, in Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, RILEM PRO 118, 71st RILEM Annual Week, 3-8 September, 2017, Chennai, India, Vol. 3, 409-416.
  • Zhutovsky, S., and Hooton, D., (2017), “Influence of drying procedure on the results of sorptivity tests”, accepted for publication in 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures EAC-02 from 12 to 14 September, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium, Vol.1, 461-466.
  • Karinski, Y., Yankelevsky, D., Zhutovsky, S., and Feldgun, V., (2017), “On the equation of state of cementitious composites – an experimental study”, Proceedings of the 6th international workshop on performance, protection and strengthening of structures under extreme loading, PROTECT2017, 11-12 December 2017, Guangdong, China, 558-564.
  • Zhutovsky, Y.S. Karinski, D. Z. Yankelevsky, V.R. Feldgun, (2018), Experimental approach for assessment of materials under extremely high hydrostatic pressures. ESCM 2018, 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy, July, 2-6.
  • Zhutovsky, Y.S. Karinski, D. Z. Yankelevsky, V.R. Feldgun, (2018), An updated multiscale model of hydrostatic response for cement paste and mortar. Proceedings of the Symposium on Concrete Modelling – CONMOD2018, 27-30 August 2018, Delft, Netherlands, 184-193.
  • Zhutovsky, (2018), Stress distribution in restrained ring test due to drying and autogenous shrinkage. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the SynerCrete’18 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete, 24-26 October 2018, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal.
  • Goncharov, S. Zhutovsky, (2019), Using oil shales for production of low-carbon Portland cement, Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Innovation in Low-Carbon Cement & Concrete Technology, London, United Kingdom, June 2018.
  • Goncharov, S. Zhutovsky, (2019), Portland cement production using low-carbon oil shales, Proceedings of International Conference on Innovation Materials for Sustainable Civil Engineering, 73rd RILEM WEEK, Nanjing, China, August 2019.
  • Zhutovsky, Y.S. Karinski, V.R. Feldgun, D. Z. Yankelevsky, (2019), A model of high-pressure bulk response for concrete, PROTECT2019, 7th International Colloquium on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures Under Extreme Loading & Events, Whistler, Canada, September 2019.
  • Zhutovsky, A. Shishkin, (2020), Portland cement production from fine fractions of waste concrete, proceedings of the 3rd International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning, Haifa, Israel, January 2020.
  • Mezhov, D. Kulisch, A. Goncharov, S. Zhutovsky, (2020), Effect of soaking time in a solvent on hydration stoppage of cement, proceedings of the 3rd International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning, Haifa, Israel, January 2020.
  • Goncharov, S. Zhutovsky, (2020), Comparison of clinkers produced using different layers of oil shale, proceedings of the 3rd International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning, Haifa, Israel, January 2020.
  • Yurlov, A. Shishkin, S. Zhutovsky, (2020), Prestressed Concrete Sleepers Failure Investigation Case Study, Proceedings of the 3rd International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning, Haifa, Israel, January 2020.
  • Zhutovsky, A. Shishkin, Recycling of hydrated Portland cement paste for clinker production, accepted for publication in proceeding of RILEM-SC2020 Ambitioning a Sustainable Future for Built Environment: Comprehensive Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges, Guimarães, Portugal, March 2020.
  • Goncharov, S. Zhutovsky, (2021), Effect of sulfates on hydration and properties of belite paste, accepted for publication in proceedings of the 4th International RILEM conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites, the Hague, the Netherlands, April 2021.

 

Publications in Hebrew

  • קונסטנטין קובלר, סמיון ז’וטובסקי, סמיון פריימוביץ’, (2015), ליקויים בחומרים צמנטיים ב”תנאים רטובים”, מבנים 312, 24-25.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Physical and Climatic Performance of Buildings, Undergraduate, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2020-present.
  • Advanced experimental methods for building materials, Graduate, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, newly developed course (2019-present).
  • Engineering Laboratory, Undergraduate, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2017-present.
  • Physical Performance of Buildings, Undergraduate, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2017-2019.
  • Metals in Construction, Undergraduate, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2016-present.
  • Concrete Technology, Graduate and Undergraduate, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 2014.
  • Durability of Building Materials and Structures, Graduate and Undergraduate, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2013.

 

Other teaching activities

  1. Developing new course “Advanced experimental methods for building materials” introducing new experimental techniques to graduate students conducting research in the area of construction materials
  2. Developing updated course “Physical and climatic performance of buildings” about the performance-based design of buildings using building physics and climatology for undergraduate students.
  3. Lecturer at EuroTech Ph.D. Winter School “Concrete Life Cycle: from Cradle to Grave” (January 2020) organized jointly by the three universities – members of the EuroTech alliance.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

M.Sc. Completed

  1. 2020, A. Goncharov, M.Sc., Israeli oil shales as an alternative raw material for Portland cement production, Civil and Env. Eng., Technion. Publications C25, C26, C29, C30, C33.

M.Sc. in progress

  1. Gereziher, Development of autogenous curing method for normal-strength concrete, to be completed in 2021.

Ph.D. in progress

  1. Kulish, Reactivation potential of residual unhydrated cement in construction waste and its use in new concrete, (Prof. Amnon Katz – secondary supervisor), to be completed in 2021. Publications: C29, R7.
  2. Sabah, Development of cement-based materials with low production energy from local raw materials, to be completed in 2023.
  3. Goncharov, Effect of sulfates on the rate of reaction and microstructure of hydration products of Belite, to be completed in 2024

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  1. 2018, The Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, “Oil shale as an energy source and raw material for the production of cement in Israel”, NIS 300,000, Semion Zhutovsky (PI).
  2. 2019, The Ministry of Construction and Housing, “Recycling of concrete waste for the production of Portland cement clinker”, NIS 145,000, Semion Zhutovsky (PI).
  3. 2019, The Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, “Examination of lightweight aggregate manufacturing methods using Israeli raw materials”, NIS 195,000, Semion Zhutovsky (PI).
  4. 2019, Israel Railways, “Failure of Prestressed Concrete Sleepers – Preliminary study”, NIS 20,000, Semion Zhutovsky (PI).
  5. 2019, Peter Munk Research Institute, “Projectile penetration into a concrete medium: development of the optimal impactor shape as a function of concrete properties”, NIS 90,000, Semion Zhutovsky (PI).
  6. 2020, The Ministry of Construction and Housing, “Recycling of concrete waste for the production of Portland cement clinker Stage II”, NIS 182,000, Semion Zhutovsky (PI).
  7. 2021, The Ministry of Construction and Housing, “Development of environmentally-friendly cementitious materials made with recycled industrial by-products”, NIS 292,000, Semion Zhutovsky (PI).

Visit Research Laboratory website

 

Laboratory of alternative cementitious materials was founded at National Building Research Institute (NBRI) by Dr. Semion Zhutovsky at the Technion in 2017 to provide infrastructure and technical basis for the innovative research in the area of cementitious materials that continues over several decades in NBRI since its establishment. In addition to the existing proficiency of NBRI in studying mechanical and durability properties of cementitious materials, the laboratory provides capability and know-how in the research of cement production technology, optimization, and development.

 

The major topics of the current research conducted in the laboratory include recycling of concrete waste fines into new Portland cement clinker, producing traditional Portland cement from alternative materials to reduce CO2 emissions, self-healing cementitious materials, the study on optimization of supplementary cementitious materials by means of various activation techniques and their different combinations in ternary and quaternary blends, as well as producing alternative binders with reduced energy consumption and carbon footprints such as belite-rich cement, calcium-sulfate-aluminate cement, and belite-ye’elimite-ferrite cement.

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