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Clinker Design for a Sustainable Future

9 August 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Clinker Design for a Sustainable Future
Dr. Theodore Hanein
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
The carbon footprint of cement stems from the manufacture of calcium-rich clinker that also has a low material efficiency in its production. In this talk, I will describe the available/known clinker options and will talk through the opportunities to design novel/modern clinkers. This will be followed by a discussion about the alternative raw materials available for clinker manufacture and a description of what closed-loop recycling in cement/clinker production could look like.
I graduated with both a BSc in Chemistry (2010) and Chemical Engineering (2011) from the University of Balamand in Lebanon. After a summer internship as a process engineering trainee in a cement manufacturing plant, I went on to complete a Masters degree from the University of Manchester (2012) in Advanced Process Integration and Design. I started my doctoral studies soon after and was awarded a PhD from the University of Aberdeen (2016) where I specialised in cement technology and clinker thermodynamics. I then started working as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Sheffield and was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (2021) on “Green, Circular, and Smart Cement Manufacture”.
Theo is a dynamo in low-carbon cement production and a visionary scientist and engineer that works on applied research which centres around sustainable and intelligent materials and their processing. He is involved in several projects, promoting a circular economy, resource efficiency, industrial decarbonisation, industrial symbiosis, and producing novel materials.


9 August 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Virtual via Zoom
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Foundation Industries Future Leaders Group
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