Award to Professor Andrzej Cwirzen
Luleå University of Technology's Professor Andrzej Cwirzen has been named Concrete Researcher of the Year.
Researchers within the research groups building materials and geotechnical engineering are currently conducting a completely unique ice research where natural crushed ice from Luleå harbor has been collected for testing in a lab environment. They want to investigate which forces and movements are most effective when ships are to add to quays in our Arctic climate.
The main goal of the project is to develop a concrete material capable of self-repair. The focus is on the autogeneous self-healing, ie the ability of concrete and other cementitious materials due to their specific chemical composition and in addition, under favorable environmental conditions.