PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2020: Paulo Monteiro, University of California, Berkeley

Oct 14, 2020, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Event Description

Multiscale X-ray Tomography of Construction Materials

Abstract: Our research group has been using synchrotron radiation to characterize and optimize the nano and microstructure of advanced construction materials.  I will discuss how three-dimensional tomographic images are providing fresh new insights into the complex nature of composite materials and how this information can be used in the design of improved materials. The lecture will also cover the exciting goal of producing x-ray images with a spatial resolution of 1 nm.

Bio: Prof. Paulo Monteiro is the Roy W. Carlson Distinguished professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the U.C. Berkeley. He has published over 280 archival papers and he co-authored a comprehensive textbook on concrete that is widely used and has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, and Persian. He has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and hasreceived the following awards for this research: Stephen Brunauer Award (twice), Premio Ari Torres, Brunauer Award and Wason Medal for Materials Research.

Seminars are held on select Wednesdays from 12:00 noon-1pm, Eastern/New York time.