We are concerned with the experimental assessment of microstructure, chemical, physical, and material properties of both traditional and innovative building materials. We design, develop and test materials with improved functional properties for specific applications in construction industry. Modern composite materials we design with the use of secondary raw materials and renewable resources. Performance, durability and ageing of building materials we study under both natural and controlled conditions, as well as at high temperatures, moisture and salt action. The research team is built-up from civil engineers, materials engineers, and chemists. We collaborate with chemical and building materials departments from Czech Republic, EU, China, and Argentina. We also actively cooperate with practice.
building materials chemistry, chemical analysis, FT-IR and ED-XRF spectrometry, potentiometry and chromatography, optical microscopy, high-temperature dilatometry, rheometry
materials design, testing of materials durability and functionality, mechanical and material properties under both standard and high temperatures
chemistry of building materials, chemical analysis, FT-IR and ED-XRF spectrometry, pozzolanic activity
mechanical and material characteristics at normal and high temperatures, high-temperature dilatometry, determination of thermo-technical parameters at normal and high temperatures
thermal and hygric material parameters, durability tests, salt crystallization, rheometry
mechanical, material, thermo-technical and hygric parameters at normal temperatures