Innovative Research for Greener Construction Materials
Prof. Luping Tang received his PhD in 1996 at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Since then he has worked at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden for 12 years and rejoined Chalmers since 2008 as professor and leader of research group for building materials. His main research interest is new types of cementitious materials and durability of concrete, especially chloride transport mechanisms and chloride induced corrosion of steel in concrete. He has near thirty years’ experience in the field of electrochemical applications in construction materials. He developed a rapid method called the RCM (Rapid Chloride Migration) test for testing resistance of concrete to chloride ingress. This method has got worldwide applications in many big construction projects and has been adopted as a standard test in many countries including Nordic, Switzerland, USA, and China. He also developed a rapid technique for corrosion measurement, again based on electrochemical principle. Recently, his group is studying the potential new generation of construction materials in combination with carbon nanomaterials such as functionalized graphene oxides and graphite nanoplatelets.