…to attend a lecture by Karen Scrivener, the winner of the prestigious Swedish Concrete Award 2015!
|Award winner:||Professor Karen Scrivener, EPFL|
|Time:||Tuesday October 6th, between 15.00 – 16.00 (it starts 15:00 sharp, no academic quarter of an hour)|
|Place:||KTH, Room F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, floor 02, KTH, Stockholm See map|
The lecture is free of charge for students, members and corporative members of the Swedish Concrete Association*. Note: Limited number of seats.
Concrete is the most used material on earth, making up about half of everything human beings produce each year. It is, in fact, a very ecologically friendly material, but nevertheless, because of the enormous volumes, accounts for some 10% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Continuing to reduce this figure is a challenge both on a global and local level. In responding to this challenge we have to be realistic about the viable options. Unfortunately a substantial amount of research funding is being dedicated to overhyped unrealistic solutions which can never have a major impact. In this talk I will try to identify what are the real research needs and how we can bring these to the attention of governments and funding agencies.