fib PhD Symposium in Prague
The fib PhD Symposium in Prague was a great success! Congratulations to the organisers and the participants for their outstanding work. About 160 PhD students attended, representing 28 countries.
Congratulations to the following persons on winning the fib Best Paper Award: Ioanna Papanikolaou from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) for her paper entitled “A preliminary study into the effect of superplasticisers on the dispersion of graphene materials in cement”, Matthias Spiegl from the University of Innsbruck (Austria) for his paper entitled “Concrete screws as a post-installed punching reinforcement under static and cyclic loads” and Nataša Kalaba from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) for her paper entitled “A numerical insight on the behaviour of prestressed concrete members exposed to natural fires”.
Congratulations to the following persons on being awarded a Special Mention: Patrick Lorenzo Valeri from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) for his paper entitled “Experimental research on textile reinforced concrete for the development of design tools”, Max Tirassa from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) for his paper entitled “Modern experimental research techniques for a consistent understanding of aggregate interlocking”, Marco Teichgraeber from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Poland) for his paper entitled “SHM system of a cable styed bridge as a data source for probabilistic durability assessment”, Casey Jones from the University of Arkansas Civil Engineering (United States of America) for his paper “The use of supplementary cementitious materials to reduce calcium oxychloride formation: A review of the literature”, Andri Setiawan from the Imperial College London (United Kingdom) for his paper entitled “Implementation of the critical shear crack theory to predict punching failure in the analysis of RC layered shells” and Marco Carlo Rampini from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) for his paper “Textile reinforced concrete composites for existing structures: performance optimization via mechanical characterization”.
The proceedings are available on the fib website.
We look forward to seeing you at the next fib PhD Symposium, which will take place in Champs-sur-Marne (near Paris), France from 26 to 28 August 2020!