Curtin concrete professor recognised

Respected Curtin University of Technology civil engineering Professor Vijay Rangan has been honoured by his international peers for his innovative work on geopolymer concrete. Professor Rangan, who recently retired as Dean of the Curtin Faculty of Engineering and Computing but who retains close links with the University, was recognised for his contribution to the advancement of geopolymer concrete by the Geopolymer Institute at the World Congress Geopolymer in France. Last month the Curtin team’s innovative research work was also recognised at a major international conference in Singapore. They received the DEGUSSA Construction Chemicals Award 2005 for an outstanding and original paper on ‘Introducing Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete: Manufacture and Engineering Properties’ presented at the 30th Our World in Concrete and Structures conference. Professor Rangan and his Research Team’s project was featured in the University’s recent television advertising campaign which highlighted outstanding Curtin achievements.

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