LGCgE seminars

Weekly, for members lab only.


Thursday, July 6th – Pr Liberato Ferrara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Building better, for longer, with less: “holistic” lessons learned from a lustrum long research on Ultra High Performance Concrete @Politecnico-DICA

Thursday, June 29th – Dr Sébastien Détriché, professor-researcher from Junia, Lille-France

LGCgE's contribution to soil knowledge programmes in France: development of a typology of soils in Hauts-de-France (TypTerres) based on the Référentiels Régionaux Pédologiques (RRP) (Regional Soil Reference Frameworks)

Thursday, June 22th – Pr Mahdia Hattab from University of Lorraine, France

Mechanical behaviour of clays in relation to their microstructural properties

Thursday, June 15th– Xiao-Dong Zhu from University of Lille

    Enhancing coating of calcium silicate hydrate film for durable cementitious materials

Thursday, June 8th– Pr Patrice Rivard from Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Micro-fracturing in rocks and rock-cement interfaces subjected to direct and indirect tensile loading


Thursday, June 1st– Dr Alberto Majias, professor-researcher from Junia, Lille- France

Characterisation of functionalised surfaces

Thursday, May 25th– Soukayna Talibi from University of Artois, Béthune-France

Production of compacted earth bricks (CEBs) reinforced with raw and processed "Gelidium sesquipedale" red algae fibres

Thursday, May 11th– Dr Sébastien Détriché, professor-researcher from Junia, Lille-France

LGCgE's contribution to long-term soil monitoring programmes in France: the example of the RMQS (Réseau de Mesure de la Qualité des Sols - Soil Quality Measurement Network)

Thursday, May 4th– Dr Agnès Zambon, Lecturer from IMT Nord Europe, Douai-France

Formulation et caractérisation physique d’un mortier à base d’argile et allégé par l’incorporation d’une mousse en vue d’une valorisation des sédiments fins de dragage

Thursday, April 13th– Pr Paulina Faria from University of Lisbon, Portugal

Clay plasters


Thursday, April 6th– Pr Zoubeir TOURKI from National Engineering School of Sousse, Tunisia

Development of a new optimized dimensional and technological approach to LPG fractionation columns through a hydrodynamic study by CFD


Thursday, March 30th– Amar Alyaman, de l’Université de Lille

Renforcement des sols compressibles par inclusions rigides verticales : Modélisation numérique du comportement sous sollicitation dynamique

Thursday, March 23th– Dr Jana Daher from IMT Nord Europe, Douai, France

Valorisation of dredged sediments and excavated soil in the formulation of printable construction materials

Thursday, March 16th– Dr Joelle Kleib, professor-researcher from IMT Nord Europe, Douai, France

Valorisation of alternative materials and waste in the manufacture of cement

Thursday, March 9th– Pénélope Cheval from Junia-ISA, Lille, France

Construction of functional and fertile Technosols from urban materials, wastes and by-products for use in bio-intensive micro-gardening

Thursday, March 2nd – Docteur Aritz Burges, Junia-ISA, Lille

Microbial parameters as soil quality indicators of phytomanagement success

Jeudi 9 Février– Pr Zineb Matar from Lebanese University, Beyrouth, Liban

Influence of Dissolved organic matter from urban discharges on the speciation and the bioavailability of metals in anthropized receiving environments


Thursday, February 2nd– Pr Vana Tsimopoulou from HZ University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Flood resilience building in living labs


Thursday, January 26th – Pr Matt Probert from University of York, UK

First principles simulation of matter under extreme conditions


Thursday, January 19th – Pr Andrzej Głuchowski, from Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Experimental soil mechanics - the solution to sustainability engineering problems


Thursday, January 12th – Pr Florence COLLET from University of Rennes, France

Hygrothermal behavior of an Earth-Hemp wall under French and Tunisian summer climates : Experimental study in a bi-climatic chamber

Thursday, January 5th – Ahmad KHALIL from IMT Mines Alès, France

Study of the influence of flax fiber treatment and matrix modification on the behavior of a cement mortar


Thursday, December 15th – Tania De Almeida from University of Lille, France

Use of soil fauna in ecological restoration

Thursday, December 8th – Pr Christian VANHILLE from University Rey Juan Carlos, Móstoles, Madrid, Spain


Thursday, December 1st – Dr Samer ALI, Lecturer Junia, Lille

Thursday, November 24th – Pr Sofiane Amziane, University Clermont Auvergne Clermont INP, Institut Pascal

Plants at the heart of the construction industry : needs, opportunities and perspectives


Thursday, November 17th – Alexandre Fruleux, Lecturer in University of Lille

Forest trees and global changes

Thursday, November 10th – Georges Aouad, Lecturer from IMT Nord Europe

Interactions between Materials and the living environment

Thursday, October 27th – Mouhamadou Amar, Lecturer from IMT Nord Europe

The recovery of secondary raw materials in low-carbon binders

Thursday, October 20th Pr Potier-Ferry from Université de Lorraine, France    

Numerical Asymptotic Method, already 30 years


Thursday, July 7th – Dr Zhenning SHI from Changsha University, China       

Stability of shallow soil slope under rainfall infiltration


Thursday, June 30th – Pr Bedri Kurtulus from Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey

Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR)


Thursday, June 23th – Pr Marta Jaskulak from University Gdańsk, Poland

Sewage sludge as agricultural fertilizer – green opportunity or a hidden threat? Study on the potential spread of antibiotic resistance through long-term soil supplementation with sewage sludge


Thursday, June 16th – Pr Hui Dong from University of Xiangtan, China

Experimental Study on Structural Characteristics and Infiltration Properties of Gravel Soils


Thursday, June 9th – Pr Ahmed Senouci from University of Houston, USA

Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Cement/Concrete Composites


Thursday, June 2nd – Madeleine BILLMANN, doctoral student from Junia, Lille, France

Improvement of health risk assessments by using oral bioaccessibility as a tool for characterizing human exposure to metallic elements

Thursday, May 19th – Professeur Ahmed Senouci de l’Université de Houston, USA – REPORT

Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Cement/Concrete Composites


Thursday, May 12th – Pr J. Ramon Gil-Garcia from University at Albany, N.Y, USA

Towards a Multidimensional View of Smart Cities : Discussing an Illustrative Example and a General Framework


Thursday, May 5th – Mr. Martin Paumelle from the University of Lille, France

Chronic diseases and environmental pollution

Thursday, April 28th – Mr. Mahrez Saadedine, PhD student from the University of Lille, France

A micromechanical model for the damage self-healing prediction of hydrogels reinforced by nanoparticles

Thursday, April 7th – Mr. Fouad BELAYALI of IMT Nord Europe, Douai, France

Valorization of dredged sediments in sealing asphalts

Thursday, March 31st – Professor Amina MESLEM from the University of Rennes 1, France

Mixed ventilation using diffuser devices with lobed inserts


Thursday, March 24th – Professor Majdouline LAANAIYA from Junia, Lille, France

Small-scale characterization and nano-strengthening of cementitious materials

Thursday March 17th – Mr. Florian SCHLUPP, PhD student at the University of Artois, Béthune, France

Valorization of biomass under-fire ash as sand

Thursday, March 10th – Mrs Jana DAHER, PhD student from IMT Nord Europe, Douai, France

Development of 3D printed cementitious mortars

Thursday, March 3rd – Mrs. Julie DRANSART from Junia, Lille, France

Pedofauna and soil functionality in a context of climate change: the CLIMIBIO program

Thursday, February 24th – Zeinab Mkahal from IMT Nord Europe, Douai, France

Production of hydraulic road binders based on paper mill fly ash

Thursday, February 17th – Professor Diane Gardner, Cardiff University (U.K.)

Recent advances in self-healing materials – a Cardiff perspective

Bio and Abstract

Thursday, February 10th – Professor Yann Malecot from the University of Grenoble, France

Behavior of concrete structures under severe impact


Thursday, February 3rd – Professor Rajeev Ahuja from Uppsala University, Sweden

Hydrogen rich materials for hydrogen storage under high pressure


Thursday, January 27th Professor Rachid Bennacer from ENS-Paris Saclay, France

The problems of prediction and control of complex systems : the case of buildings


Thursday, January 20th – Karim Kandil, Lecturer at ICAM, Lille, France

Mechanics of soft materials and related multi-physics coupling mechanisms: Constitutive modeling and experimental observations

Thursday, January 13th – Amani ABDALLAH, PhD student at the University of Artois, Béthune, France

Valorization of dredged sediments in public works materials, experimental approach and modeling strategy

Thursday, January 6th– Soukaina AJOUGUIM, PhD student at the University of Artois, Béthune, France

Effect of treated Alfa fibers on the hydration kinetics, mechanical and adhesion properties of cementitious composites