The first GRK 2250/1 Workshop was held in conjunction with the Fourth International Rilem Conference on Strain-Hardening Cement-based Composites – SHCC 4. The Conference was organized at the Technische Universität Dresden by the Institute of Construction Materials under the coordination of Prof. Viktor Mechtcherine.
The conference offered the GRK 2250 doctoral researchers a great opportunity to directly communicate with the leading experts in the fields of SHCC and other high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious materials, such as Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC), including the father of SHCC – Prof. Victor C. Li from the University of Michigan, USA.
After three conference days, the members of the Research Training Group together with six international experts continued the summer school in a more focused format. During two days, the doctoral researchers presented their research concepts and progress after the first four months of research. The presentations were completed by individual and group consultations with the principal investigators and invited experts. The invited experts were Prof. Christopher Leung, Prof. Barzin Mobasher, Prof. Anna Pandolfi, Prof. Alva Peled, Prof. Bert Sluys and Assoc. Prof. En Hua Yang.