PhD student wins best presentation at 36th annual cement and conrete science conference

Dale on stage receiving the awardCongratulations to postgraduate research student Dale Prentice, awarded best presentation at the 36th Annual Cement and Conrete Science Conference.

Held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, 5 - 6 September, Dale who is studying a PhD with the Department's NucleUS Immobilisation Science Laboratory, was awarded first prize for his presentation on "Thermodynamic modelling of ultra-long-term durability of cementitious binders for waste immobilisation".

It's a very important conference to attend, especially for UK institutions as it means that we get to see what the other departments across the UK are doing and how their research is progressing each year. To then go on and win an award amongst such high calibre of work was a wonderful surprise.


Organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) Cementitious Materials Group, the conference provides an opportunity for academic researchers, students and industrialists to meet and discuss their research on topics such as: cement hydration and microstructure; concrete durability; nuclear waste immobilisation; measurement techniques.

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