The Neville Centre of Excellence reflects the eminent and unique history of Leeds academics (Evans, Neville, Beeby, Cabrera and Page) and the leadership that they have provided to concrete research. Also the current academic staff (Basheer, Purnell, Richardson, Black, Garcia-Taengua, Nikitas, Forth and indirectly, Tsavdaridis, Sheng, Yang and Sarhosis) active in this area across the nano to macro scale; a spectrum which is unique to Leeds.
There are many successful examples of equivalent Centres in other fields of expertise across Europe, hence the ambition for the Neville Centre here in the UK; we believe that there is a great potential for the Centre to make lasting academic and industrial impact in an area which is yet to be exploited and which so naturally exploits the inherent capabilities of the School of Civil Engineering.
The Symposium will consist of two aspects:
1) Neville Prize for the Best PhD in Cement and Concrete Engineering – presentations and Award.
2) Industry oriented symposium with talks from;
Adam Bradshaw – Building Design Partnership
Alasdair Beal – Thomasons Anders
Ole Stubbe Solgard – COWI
Tony Jones – The Concrete Centre (MPA)
If you would like to attend this event, or for further information on this or The Neville Centre of Excellence, please contact Prof John Forth