Advanced Composites, Sustainable Materials in Civil Infrastructures

A Panel on Advanced Composites, Sustainable Materials in Civil Infrastructures, 20-23 June 2016, Athens, Greece

The Civil Engineering Unit of ATINER organizes A Panel on Advanced Composites, Sustainable Materials in Civil Infrastructures, 20-23 June 2016, Athens, Greece as part of the 1st Annual International Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics.

The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of structural engineering, sustainability, infrastructural materials, advanced composites and other related areas. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Sustainable infrastructural materials and life-cycle assessment
  • Synthetic, bio-based, and hybrid composites
  • Material testing methods including high-rate loading, high-temperature and cryogenic exposure, digital image correlation (DIC) etc.
  • Recycled materials and by-products
  • Thermally active materials including PMC etc.
  • Structural retrofitting and repairing
  • Cementitious materials and composites
  • Geopolymers and alkali-activated materials
  • Non-destructive evaluation and testing (NDE/NDT)
  • Inorganic and fire resistant coatings
  • Materials for space habitat
  • Life-cycle performance and material durability
  • Holistic material-structural-environmental design approach
  • Codes and standards.

The authors of the best papers, as determined by the scientific committee of panel organizers, will be asked to submit journal manuscripts for possible publication in Athens Journal of Technology & Engineering.

 Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 18 April 2016 to:  Dr. Hongyu Zhou, Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units. Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

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