Arezki Tagnit-Hamou

Full professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of UdeS and Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI). He is the director of the Research Centre for Concrete Infrastructures at UdeS (CRIB-US). His expertise has been internationally recognized in research areas of ecological concretes and the valorization of by-products. He is the Director of the Cement and Concrete Research Group of UdeS. He is also holding the Industrial Chair for Research in the area of valorization of waste glass in materials which was awarded by the Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ). He is member and leader of a number of technical committees of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM) and the Canadian Standard Association (CSA): ACI C-130: Sustainability in Concrete ACI C130D: Sustainability tools (Directeur) ACI C-555: Concrete with Recycles Materials RILEM TC 224-AAM: Alkali Activated Materials RILEM TC DTA: Durability techniques of alkali-activated materials RILEM TC 217PRE: Progress of recycling in the built environment. CSA A3000: Matériaux Cimentaires CSA A3004: Sous comité ajouts cimentaires alternatifs (co-président In 2011, he received the Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award for the ACI Strategic Development Council (ACI-SDC) for his research work on the sustainable development in concrete. He is a three-times laureate of a ADRIQ/NSERC award. He was laureate of the "Célébrons le Partenariat (University/Enterprise) in 2011 and 2012 and of the Innovation award in 2013.

Actual research interests

  • Valorization of industrial by-products, development of ecological concrete, alkali-activated materials and geopolymer, engineering and applications of nanoparticles and nano-fibers in concrete, long term concrete durability, pathology of concrete