For Whom

The CMC Concrete Microscopy course is designed for:

  • Graduate students (PhD, MSc students and Postdocs)
  • Professors and other academic professionals
  • Professionals from industry (People from industry that participate through ICT (Institute of Concrete Technology) can earn 24 CPD-credits for the CMC-course.)

This course is designed for those who would like to gain insight into concrete microscopy and microstructure. The idea is to introduce optical and electron microscopes as a research tool and present their advantages in characterizing the cementitious materials. In addition to microscopy, specimen preparation, image analysis, techniques using photomicrographs for modelling and micromechanical characterization (nano-indentation) are also covered. There is no prior experience with microscopy required for the course. The CMC is suitable for the civil engineering, material science, geosciences PhD students and industry professionals who are new to the microstructural aspects of cement and concrete.