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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

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
Article in journal

Mechanical properties of calcium silicate hydrate under uniaxial and biaxial strain conditions (2022)

a molecular dynamics study
Tu. Y, Shi. P, Liu. D, Wen. R, Yu. Q, Sas. G, et al.
Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP, Vol. 24, nr. 2, s. 1156-1166
Article in journal

Molecular dynamics simulation study of the transport of pairwise coupled ions confined in C-S-H gel nanopores (2022)

Tu. Y, Cao. J, Wen. R, Shi. P, Yuan. L, Ji. Y, et al.
Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 318