Building Materials and Building Technology

Welcome at the website of the Building Materials and Building Technology Division, in short MAT, which is part of the Civil Engineering Department of KU Leuven. Research at MAT focuses on building materials, structural components and structures, from the viewpoint of innovation, retrofitting and conservation.  

 

Research

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The research pages give an overview of the research activities of the Building Materials and Technology Division.

Education

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Several courses are taught by prof. Vandewalle, prof. Van Balen, prof. Cizer and prof. Verstrynge

Reyntjens Laboratory

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The Reyntjens Laboratory has a wide range of test facilities to support academic research, consultancy and industry. 

People

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Overview of the people active at the Building Materials and Building Technology Division.

Consultancy

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Our research activities have led to major expertise on several fields on which consulting services are offered.

Publications

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The publications, covering the main research themes, are listed in this section: journals, conferences, books,  MSc. and Ph.D. Theses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent news from mat:

15 Jan. 2016 - Researchers from MAT will attend the FraMCoS-9 conference in Berkeley, in June 2016.

12 Jan. 2016 - Koen Van Balen, Aziliz Vandesande and Nathalie van Roy attended a very succesful 3-day meeting in Delft, in the framework of the recently started JPI project "Changes".

9 Dec. 2015 - Nathalie Van Roy and Aziliz Vandesande present their ongoing PhD work in the framework of the PRECOM³OS Unesco chair: "Preventive conservation of the historic built environement", at the Arenberg Youngster Seminar in Leuven.

27 Nov. 2015 - Start of large experimental campaign on advanced cementitious composites at the Reyntjens Laboratory.

17 Nov. 2015 - Newly appointed assistant professor at MAT, Els Verstrynge, gives an inaugural lecture on "A multi-scale approach for assessing time-dependent mechanical damage in masonry constructions".

13 Nov. 2015 - Start-up meeting of the new FWO project "AE-FracMasS", with partners from KU Leuven MAT, KU Leuven NDT and VUB MEMC (picture).

13 Nov. 2015 - the new research pages of MAT are online! Check out the MAT research pages to see which topics we are currently working on.

15 Oct. 2015 - MAT researchers and students attend the Belgium Concrete Day 2015 in Anderlecht (picture).

 

 

SAHC 2016

KU Leuven organizes the 10th edition of the International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions.