Benoit Fournier

Benoit Fournier is professor at the Department of Geology and Engineering Geology of Laval University in Québec City (Québec, Canada) (2007-), from where he got his PhD in 1993. From 1990 to 2007, he worked as a research scientist (1990-1998) and manager (1998-2007) for the Advanced Concrete Technology Program of CANMET, Department of Natural Resources (Ottawa, Canada). Dr. Fournier is a past Chair of CSA A3000 technical committee on cementitious materials. He is currently the Chair of CSA technical subcommittee on Aggregate’s Reaction in concrete, and is also a Work Package Leader for RILEM technical committee TC 258-AAA (Avoiding alkali aggregate reactions in concrete – Performance based concept). Dr. Fournier is currently the Director of the Quebec’s Research Centre on Concrete Infrastructures (CRIB).

Actual research interests

  • Dr. Fournier’s main research interests are in the various aspects of aggregates technology technology, recycling and sustainable development in concrete construction (including supplementary cementitious materials, industrial by-products and recycled aggregates), durability of concrete, especially issues related to deleterious aggregates reactions in concrete (e.g. alkali-aggregate reaction, oxidation in sulphide-bearing aggregates, frost-susceptible aggregates). He is currently co-chairing the following research chair at Laval University: NRCC — RBQ partnership research chair on the Impact of pyrrhotite on the durability of concrete structues in Canada.