Doctoral Short Course

Kearney Hall, Room 312
1491 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Short Course Program (Downloadable PDF)

Day 1 – June 20, 2022

  • 8:00 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am: Hydration, SCMs, Reactivity Evaluation: How Much Cement do You Need? – Scrivener
  • 10:00 am: Break
  • 10:30 am: Durability:  Corrosion, New Mixture Proportioning Approach – Isgor
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Durability:  Freeze/Thaw, Volume change – Weiss
  • 2:30 pm: Break
  • 3:00 pm: Durability:  Sulfate Attack – Aguayo (virtual lecture)

Day 2 – June 21, 2022

  • 8:00 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am: Sustainability in Structural Design – Dunant (virtual lecture)
  • 10:00 am: Break
  • 10:30 am: Durability:  Alkali-silica reaction – Ideker
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Mixture Proportioning and Sustainable Solutions – Trejo
  • 2:30 pm: Break
  • 3:00 pm: Field experience, Repair, Specifications – Bentivegna

Corvallis Workshops

CH2M HILL Alumni Center
725 SW 26th St.
Corvallis, OR 97331

Workshop Program (Downloadable PDF)

Evening Welcome Reception
June 21 CH2M HILL Alumni Center
5:00 – 6:30 pm

Session 1:  Binders
Morning June 22
8:30 – 12:00 pm

Moderator:  Jason Ideker


  • Jason Ideker – Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Karen Scrivener – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    Reaching Net Zero for Construction
  • Farshad Rajabipour – Pennsylvania State University
    Evaluation and Beneficiation of High-SO3 Fly Ash as Concrete SC
  • Somayeh Nassiri – Washington State UniversityBiobased nanofibers and nanocrystals from chitin and cellulose for stronger cementitious materials
  • Sarah Williams – University of Colorado Boulder
    Photoautotrophic Biomineralizing Microalgae as Alternative SCMs
  • Ogulcan Canbek – Georgia Institute of Technology
    A Quantitative Approach to Determining Sulfate Balance for LC3

Poster Pitches

  • Danielle Beatty – University of Colorado Boulder
    Biogenic Limestone as a CO2-Storing Filler for Portland Cement Concrete
  • Anuj Parashar – Oregon State University
    Title TBD

We will have a midway break in each session for refreshments

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Session 2:  Concrete/Pre-Cast
Afternoon June 22
1:30 – 5:00 pm

Moderator: Karen Scrivener


  • Matthew Adams – New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Local and State Policy Options for Overcoming Barriers to Procurement of Low Embodied Carbon Concrete
  • Tarek Khan – Master Builders® Solutions
    Mix Design Development to be Fit for Purpose
  • Burkan Isgor – Oregon State University
    Advances in Reactive-Transport Modeling Of Cementitious Systems to Study Durability and Sustainability Of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Thano Drimalas – The University of Texas at Austin
    Exceeding the Limits with Portland Limestone Cements and Recycled Concrete
  • Anthony Bentivegna – Durability Engineers
    Title TBD

Poster Pitches

  • Xijun Shi
    Evaluation of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement based Cementitious Materials

Conference Dinner at Common Fields
Evening June 22
6:30 pm

Group Hike/Free Time
Morning June 23
Depart from CH2M HILL Alumni Center 8:30 am

Session 3:  Durability/LCA
Afternoon June 23
1:30 – 5:00 pm

Moderator: Matthew Adams


  • Brad Pease – COWI North America Ltd.
    Practical Considerations of Service Life Design: Bridging the Gaps from Service Life Design Codes to Realities of Construction
  • Sabbie Miller – University of California Davis
    Deep Decarbonization of Cement and Coupled Effects on Other Environmental Impacts
  • Federico Aguayo – University of Washington
    Influence of Relative Humidity and CO2 Concentration on the Carbonation of Alternative Cementitious Binders
  • Ueli Angst – ETH Zürich
    No Net-Zero Without Long-Term Corrosion Predictions: A Pore-Scale Perspective on Relevant Processes

Poster Pitches

  • Kiran Ram Porikam Poil – University of Zagreb
    Chloride Penetration Resistance of High-Performance Concrete Based on Limestone-Calcined Clay
  • Matea Flegar – University of Zagreb
    Durability Assessment Across Different Exposure Classes of Normal Strength Calcined Clay Concrete
  • Zhanzhao Li – Pennsylvania State University
    Kinetics of Iron Sulfide Oxidation in Simulated Concrete Pore Solution
  • Sylvia Kessler – Helmut-Schmidt-University
    Value of Information of Corrosion Assessment Methods in Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Matt Jungclaus – University of Colorado Boulder
    Modeling the Theoretical CO2 Sequestration of Portland Cement Concrete
  • Gopakumar Kaladharan – Pennsylvania State University
    Mitigation of Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete Using Novel pH Reducing Admixtures

We will have a midway break in each session for refreshments

Session 4:  Design/Codes/Specifications
Morning June 24
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Moderator: Sabbie Miller


  • Eric Giannini – Portland Cement Association
    Building Purposefully on the Road to Carbon Neutrality
  • Bruno Fong – Kiewit Corporation
    Title TBD
  • Mike Thomas – University of New Brunswick
    Is the w/cm Fit for the Purpose of Durability Specifications?
  • Alexander Michel – Technical University of Denmark
    A modelling Framework to Anticipate, Mitigate, and Adapt to the Impact of Climate Change on the Material Deterioration of Civil Infrastructure
  • Bruce King – Ecological Building Network
    From Marin County to Sacramento to Washington: Developments in Embodied Carbon Codes and Procurement Policies

Poster Pitches

  • Darya Memon – Ghent University
    Prediction of Low-Velocity Impact Response of RC beams
  • Michelle Helsel – Turner Fairbanks Highway Research Center
    A Review of Cement and Concrete Sustainability Strategies and How to Quantify Them

We will have a midway break in each session for refreshments

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Boxed lunch so you can stay, or grab and go!