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Konstantin Kovler

Konstantin Kovler
Associate Professor
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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel

ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • 1986: D. Sc. in Structural Engineering, State University of Civil Engineering (former Civil Engineering Institute), Moscow.
  • 1978: B. Sc. and M. Sc. (summa cum laude) in Industrial and Civil Construction, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2002 - pres.: Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1996 - 2002: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1989 - 1990: Docent, Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State Open University (former All-Union Open Polytechnic Institute), Moscow.
  • 1986 - 1989: Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State Open University, Moscow.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2013 - pres. Head, Building Materials, Performance and Technology Department, National Building Research Institute (NBRI), Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 2013:                On Sabbatical: Visiting Professor, University of Perugia, Italy, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
  • 2012 - pres.: Head, B.Sc. in Civil Engineering - Management and Construction Program, and Building Materials, Performance & Technology Graduate Studies Program, Department of Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 2005 - pres.:      Head, Building Materials and Technology Department, National Building Research Institute (NBRI), Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 2005: On Sabbatical: Visiting Professor, DTU – Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, and UBC – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • 1996 - pres.:     Principal Researcher, NBRI, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1991 - 1996: Researcher, NBRI, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1989 - 1990: Senior Research Fellow, State Open University, Moscow.
  • 1987 - 1989: Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Physical Chemical and Physical Mechanical Research, USSR Research Institute of Building Materials and Structures, Moscow.
  • 1982 - 1986: Junior Research Fellow, Department of Structures Testing, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.
  • 1981 - 1982: Senior Research Engineer, Department of Structures Testing, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.
  • 1980 - 1981: Research Engineer, Department of Structures Testing, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.
  • 1978 - 1980: Research Engineer, Department of Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Faculty of Hydrotechnical Construction, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Fellow of RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures)
  • Member of ACI (American Concrete Institute)
  • Member of Association of Civil and Infrastructures Engineers in Israel

 

PUBLIC PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY ABROAD

  • Editor of the International Journal “Materials and Structures”
  • Editor of the International Journal “Cement and Concrete Composites”
  • Member of Editorial Board of the International Review of Civil Engineering (IRECE)
  • Member of Editorial Board of 'Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials'
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Committee of the International Journal “Concrete Science and Engineering”
  • Guest Editor of Special Issue of the International Journal “Cement and Concrete Composites” on 'Early Age Concrete - Properties and Performance', 2004, V. 26
  • Guest Editor of Special Issue of the International Journal “Interface Science” on 'Interfaces in
    Cementitious Composites ', 2004, V. 12
  • Convener of RILEM Cluster B 'Materials Characterization, Properties Evaluation and Processing' (2004-2009)
  • Member of RILEM Technical Activities Committee (TAC) (2004-2009)
  • Secretary of RILEM Educational Activities Committee (EAC)
  • Member of RILEM Technical Committee TDF-162 'Test and Design Methods for Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete' (1995-2003)
  • Member of RILEM Technical Committee EAS-181 'Early Age Shrinkage Induced Stresses and Cracking in Cementitious Systems' (1999-2003)
  • Member of RILEM Technical Committee ATS-185 'Advanced Testing of Cement Based Materials During Setting and Hardening' (2001-2006)
  • Member of RILEM Technical Committee RLS-193 'Bonded Cement-Based Material Overlays for the Repair, the Lining or the Strengthening of Slabs or Pavements' (2002-2009)
  • Member of RILEM Technical Committee DTD-195 'Recommendation for Test Methods for Autogenous Deformation and Thermal Dilation of Early Age Concrete' (2002-2007)
  • Founder and Chairman of RILEM Technical Committee ICC-196 'Internal Curing of Concrete' (2002-2007)
  • Founder and Member of RILEM Technical Committee SHC-221 'Self-Healing of Concrete'
  • Member of RILEM Technical Committee SAP-225 'Application of Super Absorbent Polymers in Concrete Construction'
  • Member of RILEM Technical Committee SCM-238 'Hydration and Microstructure of Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials'
  • Member of ACI Technical Committee 236 'Material Science of Concrete'
  • Member of ACI Committee on Awards for Papers (CAP) (2010-2012)

Member of the Management Committee of the European Concerted Research Action (COST Action 'NORM FOR BUILDING MATERIALS - NETWORK' [NORM4BUILDING]) and Co-Chair of Working Group 4 'Improving radiological impact assessment models'

 

PUBLIC PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY IN ISRAEL

  • Section of Building Materials and Performance, Association of Civil and Infrastructures Engineers in Israel, Chair (2007-2012)
  • Board of the Association of Civil and Infrastructures Engineers in Israel, Member (2005-2012)
  • Editorial Board of the Journal 'Civil Engineering and Infrastructures', Member (2000-2012)
  • Continuous Education Committee, Association of Civil and Infrastructures Engineers in Israel, Member (2007-2012)
  • Technical Committee 106 'Concrete Materials and Products', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair
  • Technical Committee 107 'Steel for the Reinforcement of Concrete', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair
  • Technical Committee 128 'Ecological Aspects of Construction', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair
  • Expert Committee 10604 'Testing of Concrete', The Standards Institution of Israel, Member (2003-2012)
  • Expert Committee 10606 'Aggregates for Concrete', The Standards Institution of Israel, Member
  • Expert Committee 10609 'Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair
  • Expert Committee 10706 'Steel for Concrete Reinforcement', The Standards Institution of Israel, Member (2002-2012)
  • Expert Committee 128.01 'Radioactivity of Building Products', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair
  • Expert Committee on Uses of Fly Ash, National Coal Ash Board, Member
  • Ministry of Immigrant Absorption of Israel, Advisor
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ('Joint-Israel'), Advisor
  • Teaching Committee, Department of Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Member (2012-2013)
  • Student Advisor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa (2012-2013)
  • Faculty staff member in charge of safety, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa (2008-2010)

 

HONORS

  • 2013: Uzi & Michal Halevy Grant for Innovative Applied Engineering Research
  • 2010: Special technical session honoring Prof. Kovler for outstanding contributions regarding sustainable cement-based materials at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Ancona, Italy.
  • 2009: Sanford A. Thompson Award for a paper of outstanding merit on concrete and concrete aggregates published by the American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)
  • 1996 - 1998: Abraham & Jennie Fialkow Academic Lectureship.
  • 1993 - 1995: Wolfson Fellowship for Outstanding Scientist.