Doctoral Short Course: Concrete Fit for Purpose and Planet


The Doctoral Short Course: Concrete Fit for Purpose and Planet, will be held June 20-21, 2022 on the Oregon State University campus. The course will bring together leaders from across the globe, focused on the important issue of using as many tools and techniques as possible to ensure sustainable concrete production that limits CO2 emissions, uses natural resources in a responsible and forward thinking manner while ensuring long-term durability.

After the short course, the 4th Corvallis Workshops will be held with the same theme – Concrete Fit for Purpose and Planet.


Jason H. Ideker (Oregon State University)
Burkan Isgor (Oregon State University)
Karen Scrivener (EPFL)
David Trejo (Oregon State University)
Jason Weiss (Oregon State University)


Oregon State School of Civil and Construction Engineering


Call for abstracts is forthcoming.


Please check back for online registration links.

Student Registration: $ / $TBA
Industry/Other Registration: $ / $TBA

Early Registration Ends May 1, 2022.

Included in Registration

  • Welcome Reception at Kearney Hall
  • Breakfast, refreshments and lunch each day of the Courses
  • Off-Site Short Course Dinner on Monday, June 14th (Transportation Included)
  • All course related materials

About the Workshop

The objective of this workshop is to provide education and motivation for graduate students to understand what currently provides a carbon negative footprint for concrete. Lecturers will focus on providing students a fundamental scientific and engineering background to specify and design concrete mixtures that are compatible with the long-term goal of CO2 reduction to carbon neutral or better levels through material selection, specification and revised design/engineering practices.

Technical communication is also a crucial area for graduate student development and the workshop will feature two ways to improve their technical communication skills. The students will be instructed on effective oral presentations and then asked to produce an oral presentation in small groups to be given on the afternoon of the final day of the course. Students will also have a session on effective proposal writing and asked to individually prepare a short proposal on concrete durability that includes important concepts learned from the workshop.



OSU’s headquarter hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, is located on the Oregon State University campus, adjacent to the OSU Conference Center. Providing a standard of comfort and service, the Hilton is warm and inviting, complete with a restaurant (breakfast and dinner). We will provide a link to book your hotel room at the group rate for the Doctoral Short Course.

Campus Lodging at the International Living and Learning Center (ILLC)

Lodging on campus is available during the conference and is within walking distance to the conference venue. The accommodations include suite style bathrooms and are available single or double occupancy. Reservations for campus lodging must be made when registering for the workshop.

Infrastructure Materials

The Infrastructure Materials Laboratories consist of four research facilities specially designed and equipped with state-of-the art equipment for advanced characterization of a wide range of infrastructure materials. These laboratories provide advanced tools and expertise for the pursuit of industrial and academic research.  There are five PIs that operate out of these labs: Dr. Erdem Coleri, Dr. O. Burkan Isgor, Dr. Jason H. Ideker, Dr. David Trejo and Dr. W. Jason Weiss.  These professors work broadly in the area of concrete and asphalt pavement materials, service life of civil engineering materials, concrete performance and durability and early-age properties of both asphalt and concrete. More information about the professors and the research groups can be found on their individual webpages.