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Keynote Authors

Prof. José B. de Aguiar


University of Minho, Portugal

José Barroso Aguiar is associate professor with habilitation of the University of Minho, Portugal. He is the Director of the Research Centre Territory, Environment and Construction of the University of Minho. He is also the Director of the Doctoral Program in Wastes Management and Treatment. His main research topics are sustainable construction materials, mainly sustainable mortars and concretes. In the last 5 years, he has published 3 books and about 50 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals (h=28). In 2018, he won the Owen Nutt Award from International Congress Polymers in Concrete organization.

He is member of the Editorial Board of 16 international journals. He was member of the Scientific Commission of about 90 international and national conferences.


Building Research Institute (ITB), Poland

Professor Lech Czarnecki (PhD, D.Sc.) is a well-known scientist and internationally renowned expert in building materials engineering. He is the Scientific Secretary of Building Research Institute in Warsaw, Poland. He was the President of International Congress on Polymers in Concrete, ICPIC (2006 – 2013), formerly he was the Vice President of ICPIC from 2001 to 2006. He has also been a member of Board of Directors since 1992. He is a senior member of  RILEM since 1992. From 1972 to 2011 he was the Head of the Building Materials Engineering Department of Warsaw University of Technology and Vice–Rector for Academic Affairs (2000 –2006). In 2020 he was  honored with the title of doctor honoris causa from the Kielce University of Technology.

His research interest include construction, concrete durability, sustainable concrete-polymer composites, concrete repair, concrete carbonation.

Lech Czarnecki was awarded:

  • as an outstanding Review writer for Elsevier Journal, 2014;
  • “for eminent activities in new frontiers of building materials engineering” by the Society of Materials Engineering for Resources in Japan in 2009;
  • “for distinguished service and leadership in the field of polymers in concrete” by the Owen Nutt Award in 2004.

According to the Google Scholar his publications have been cited more than 3000 times and his h-index is 27. He is the author or co-author of more than 240 scientific and technical papers, as well as many research project reports and 38 patents.


Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Paweł Falaciński (PhD, D.Sc.) is a Polish engineer, associate professor at the Warsaw University of Technology in the Department of Hydro-Engineering and Hydraulics.

Since 2011, he has been a member of the Hydraulic Structures Section of the Civil Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and has been its secretary since 2016.

He specializes in hydraulic structures. His research interest include construction materials, hardening slurries, concrete durability, concrete repair. Currently, the main goal of research projects is to ensure a circular economy in sealing materials used in hydraulic engineering

Paweł Falaciński was awarded, among others:

  • “for doctoral dissertation, titled: Hydraulic conductivity of hardening slurries with the addition of fluidized fly-ashes” eminent activities in new frontiers of building materials engineering” by the Minister of Construction of the Republic of Poland in 2007, individual award;
  • “for many years of research and formulation of materials for sealing the substrate as well as mortars and concretes based on anthropogenic minerals” FENIKS 2016, by the Polish Union of Combustion By-Products in 2016, team award.

He is the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific and technical papers, as well as many research project reports and 3 know-how technology.

In the aspect of the depleting natural resources of our planet, the Circular Economy becomes a key element of civilization.


University of Salento, Italy

From 2013 to 2019 she has been Vice-Rector of University of Salento for Technical Scientific Area and Delegate of the Rector for Internationalization.

Since 2018 she is Secretary of “ICPIC – International Congress of Polymers in Concrete” Association (Member of Board of Directors in the sub-committee “International Exchange” since 2013).

She is Visiting Professor at “Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components” of Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (since 2019).

She has been Member of the international working group on “Aging of composites (FRP) for highways and bridges” form “U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (USDOT-FHWA)”, in collaboration with the West Virginia University-Constructed Facilities Center (WVU-CFC) (2013).

She is a member of the Board of Expert of TICHE Foundation (Technological Innovation in Cultural Heritage – Italy) for Topic 6: Technologies for Conservation of Cultural Heritage.

She has been the responsible (as PI) for University of Salento of several competitive national and regional research projects.

She is co-author of three international patents on organic-inorganic hybrids, the license of two of them was sold to an Italian Company.

She is author/co-author of more than 260 publications and proceedings of conferences with more than 3000 citations with a Hirsch index of 31 (Source: Scopus).She is first/last author of 75% of her publications indexed in Scopus/Web of Science databases in her career. 28% of her publications in Scopus/Web of Science databases in the last 10 years have international co-authors.

She is Associate Editor for Polymers MDPI and member of the Editorial Board of the following international journals: ASCE Journal of Composite for Constructions, Polymers, Coatings, Restoration of Buildings and Monuments, Materialy Budowlane, Journal Archives of Civil Engineering, Engenharia Civil UM Journal. She is the Guest Editor of several Special Issues and Topical Collections for the following international journals: Polymers, Materials, Coatings, Sustainability.

She is among the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in the world in the rankings released by Stanford University in 2019 (Top Scientists from Single Year Career 2019 without self-citations) and 2020 (Top Scientists from Career 1996-2020 without self-citations). She is in the top 2% of the world’s most cited researchers in Elsevier’s career-long and 2021 rankings.

She is author and co-author of papers presented in more than 70 International Conferences and more than 30 Italian Conferences, also as invited speaker.

She has been reviewer of research projects for several national and international Research Agencies: Italian Ministry of University and Research, Italian National Research Council, Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), Czech Science Foundation.

She is Reviewer for more than 60 different international indexed Journals, awarded by Publons as Top 1% peer reviewer for “Material Science”, #50 position (2017-2018). In 2015 she was awarded of the Industria Felix Prize.

Research Interests: innovative materials (cold-curing structural adhesives/matrices for FRP composites, organic-inorganic hybrids/nano-composites as adhesives and protective coatings) for Industry, Constructions and Cultural Heritage; aging, weathering and durability of polymeric materials and composites, thermosetting adhesives, construction materials, materials for Cultural Heritage, functional protective coatings for Industry, Constructions and Cultural Heritage; Polymers for a Sustainable Environment (environmental impact of post-consumer plastics and their possible re-use in different applications, development of green Phase Change Materials (PCM) for the energy efficiency of buildings; “bio-based” polymers from renewable/waste resources).


Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Beata Jaworska, Ph.D., is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, from 2012 she is a research and teaching fellow – currently at the position of Assistant Professor – in the Department of Building Materials Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. In 2017, she received her Ph.D. in technical sciences at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology (dissertation with distinction). In 2018, she received a scholarship from the Dr. Anatol S. and Pamela D. Dekaban Foundation for a year-long internship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, The United States, during which she worked in the College of Engineering on the team of Professor Victor C. Li. Her scientific activities are related to new polymer-cement composites and issues focused on the disposal of waste materials in polymer-cement composite technology and the durability of these composites as well as research related to the capture, utilization and storage of carbon dioxide in cement-based materials.

According to the Google Scholar her publications have been cited 189 times and her h-index is 6. She is the author or co-author of 38 scientific and technical papers.


Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Building Services Hydro and Environmental Engineering, Poland

Agnieszka Machowska (PhD, D.Sc., Eng.) is a specialist in hydroengineering. She graduated WUT in 2001 in environmental engineering and she obtained the PhD degree in technical sciences in 2007. She obtained master’s degree in civil engineering in 2011. She achieved the postdoctoral degree in technical sciences within the scientific discipline of environmental engineering, mining and energy in 2020. In the years 2016-2020 she was the Vice Dean for Extramural Studies and from 2020 till today she is the Vice Dean for Studies. From 2009 she is a member of the Polish Committee for Standardization, Technical Committee No. 308 for the assessment of the release of hazardous substances from construction products. From 2016 until 2019 she was a member of the Section for Hydrotechnical Structures of the Civil Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She is the author and co-author of many works in the form of articles in JCR journals, chapters in a monograph, pre-script, papers, expert opinions, opinions and research works. She is also the co-author of Polish patent. She is the vice-president of the Association of Water Construction and Management Graduates. She received two Rector’s awards for scientific achievements and two for organizational achievements. As a team member she received the team award “Phoenix 2016” in the category of scientific and research unit awarded by the Polish Union of Combustion By-Products, for many years of research and formulation of materials for sealing the subsoil as well as mortars and concretes based on anthropogenic minerals.

Her research interest include by-products in construction materials, mass concrete, fly ashes from fluidized combustion, steel structures in hydraulic engineering.


The University of New Mexico, USA

Dr. Mahmoud Reda Taha is a Distinguished Professor, Regents’ Lecturer, and Chairman of the Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering at the University of New Mexico, USA, where he has worked for the past 20 years. He was the founding director of the UNM Resilience Institute. He authored and co-authored more than 370 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings; he has twelve issued US-Patents and has advised more than 50 students toward their MS and Ph.D. degrees. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Chairman of the ACI Committee on Nanotechnology, a Chairman of the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division, and a Section Editor of ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE/PEng) in the US and Canada and a consultant who designed numerous structures worldwide. He is also an entrepreneur leading a start-up company TS-Nano Inc. to seal abandoned oil and gas wells against methane emissions using nanomodified polymers. He received his BS (Honors) and MS in Structural Engineering from Ain Shams University, Egypt, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.


School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Professor Ru Wang (PhD) has devoted to teaching and research in the field of Materials Science. Her research work has been focused on the basic theory and engineering application of polymer-cement based composite materials, especially the chemical reaction process of polymer-modified cement based materials, exploring the relationship between the chemical reaction and microstructural evolution and their influence on the physical and mechanical properties, putting forward the feasibility of using polymer reasonably to prepare new polymer-cement based functional building materials from the perspective of science, safety and environmental protection. She has been working at Tongji University since 2003, during which she had also been working at Vienna University of Technology as a postdoctor and at Columbia University in the City of New York as a visiting scholar. She was elected as the vice-president of the International Congress on Polymers in Concrete (ICPIC) in 2018, and in the same year she was awarded the Owen Nutt Award. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of ICPIC since 2010. She has published more than 140 academic papers and 4 books.


Deloitte Advisory sp. z o.o. sp.k., Poland

Justyna Tomaszewska (PhD, Eng.) is a senior consultant in Sustainability and Economics team, focused on circular economy issues. She has been engaged in projects related to business strategies for an effective transition towards sustainable systems, development of business approaches based on circular model and assessment of environmental impacts caused by different sectors.

In recent years, she was working as a scientist at Building Research Institute (ITB), where she was focused on environmental assessment of construction products and systems and r&d projects. As a LCA practitioner, she has performed more than 95 life cycle analysis of construction products and systems, published in the form of Type III Environmental Product Declarations. In 2021-2022 she was a Deputy Head of Thermal Physics, Acoustics and Environment Department and leader of Energy and Environmental Efficiency Division at ITB.

She graduated Warsaw University of Technology at Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, obtaining the Engineer’s degree in 2011 and Master of Science degree with specialization in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies in 2013. She received PhD degree with distinction in technical sciences in 2017.

She was laureate of Pioneers-into-Practice within EIT Climate-KIC programme in 2019 and the scholarship for PhD students under the EU Operational Programme Human Capital in 2015.

In 2017-2022 she was ITB’s representative in European association of EPD Program Operators and LCA Practitioners – EcoPlatform and The European Network of Building Research Institutes – ENBRI.

Justyna is the author, co-author and reviewer of research articles published in national professional journals and international peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests focus on environmental assessment, re-use and recycling technologies, waste management and circular economy strategies.

Closing the natural resources circulation loop is the only way to provide a prosperous life for us and future generations.


Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Professor Piotr Paweł Woyciechowski (PhD, D.Sc.) is a scientist and expert in building materials engineering. Since 2020 he is the Head of Institute of Building Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland. From 2016 to 2020 he was a Vice Head of the same Institute. He is also the Chairman of Buildings Durability Committee in Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians.

His research interest include construction materials, cement and polymer-cement concrete design, properties and durability, sustainability of concrete, concrete curing methods and regimes, concrete carbonation modelling and input in CO2 sequestration.

Piotr P. Woyciechowski was awarded, among others with Professor Roman Ciesielski`s Medal (2021) and Professor Wacałw Żenczykowski`s Award (2015) by Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians. .

According to the Google Scholar his publications have been cited more than 750 times and his h-index is 14. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific and technical papers, as well as many research project reports, scientific and technical expertise and 1 patent.

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