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Gabriel Sas
Gabriel Sas

Gabriel Sas

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Structural Engineering
Structural and Fire Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493835
T2219 Luleå

Research interests

Today the world builds at an unprecedented pace. Construction industry is responsible for about 40% of the worlds carbon footprint. To reduce it, it is desirable to first, keep existing structures in service as long as possible, and second to design new structures to be recycleable or with a long life. The challenge here is how do we find the balance between the safety of the structures, the costs of making and using them and the impact on our environment. My work’s aim is to promote sustainability in the construction industry through sustainable-conscious structural design. 

My objectives are to:

  • develop methods to predict the life span of existing structures, 
  • provide solutions to extend their life when needed and 
  • quantify the impact of different decisions on the life length of a structure.   

Professional expertise

  • Design and assessment of concrete structures
  • Strengthening of concrete structures using FRPs
  • Non-linear finite element modelling
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Management of research and industrial projects


Article in journal

The adsorption of two organic inhibitors on stainless steel passive film: A reactive force field study (2023)

Yuan. L, Lin. Y, Guo. T, Wen. R, Yu. Q, Wang. C, et al.
Applied Surface Science, Vol. 607
Conference paper

A Parametric Study of an old Concrete Trough Bridge using non-linear Finite Element analysis (2022)

Sarmiento. S, Åkergren. D, Gustafsson. J, Gonzalez. J, Sas. G, Elfgren. L, et al.
Part of: IABSE Symposium Prague 2022: Challenges for Existing and Oncoming Structures - Report, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, s. 1652-1659, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2022
Article in journal

A review of sustainable and environment-friendly flame retardants used in plastics (2022)

Mensah. R, Shanmugam. V, Narayanan. S, Renner. J, Babu. K, Neisiany. R, et al.
Polymer testing, Vol. 108
Article, review/survey

A Review of the Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of 2D Materials (2022)

Shanmugam. V, Mensah. R, Babu. K, Gawusu. S, Chanda. A, Tu. Y, et al.
Part of: Particle & particle systems characterization
Article, review/survey

A Review on Combustion and Mechanical Behaviour of Pyrolysis Biochar (2022)

Shanmugam. V, Sreenivasan. S, Mensah. R, Försth. M, Sas. G, Hedenqvist. M, et al.
Part of: Materials Today Communications