PhD candidate makes waves at international engineering conference

Ioanna Papanikolaou, a RM4L PhD student at the University of Cambridge, won two awards at the 12th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering in Prague, after presenting her research progress in graphene materials for concrete infrastructure. Ioanna won the Best Paper Award, against a competition of 150 other submissions, and the BASF Award. “I … Continued

SynerCrete 2018 – Madeira

Dr Robert Davies attended the Synercrete conference in October 2018 and presented his latest research on “The effects of continued hydration of undamaged material on apparent healing indices in cementitious materials”. The focus of the conference was set to communicating, discussing and arousing progresses in research, development and application of CBM and Structural Concrete, which … Continued


The University of Oxford Museum of Natural History currently shows a Special Exhibition called “Bacterial World” (19th October 2018 – 28th May 2019), showcasing the many beneficial effects bacteria can have on our planet and human life. We were invited by the organisers to contribute a recording to the Audio Wall that forms part of … Continued

2nd RM4L Annual Forum @ Cambridge

The 2nd RM4L annual Forum was held at University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, 16-17th October 2018. On day 1, investigators, researchers and students worked together in understanding major challenges and planning activities for the next months. On day 2, industrial partners gathered together to learn about the progresses in each Research Theme (RT) and … Continued