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Karen Scrivener    

Material Chemist Known for Her Pioneering Works in Cementitious Materials

Karen Scrivener is a material chemist known for her pioneering works in cementitious materials. She is the head of Laboratory of Construction Materials at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and served as the Editor-in Chief of the Cement and Concrete Research journal for 15 years. Scrivener plays an active role in promoting sustainable cements, in the form of blended cements.

Scrivener worked at the Imperial College of London in the Department of Materials science until 1995 as a post-doctoral research assistant, Warren research fellow of the Royal Society and lecturer. In 1995 she joined the Central Research Laboratory of Lafarge in France where she was a Senior Scientist and then Head of Calcium Aluminates Department. Since 2001 she has been a Full Professor and head of the Laboratory of Construction Materials in the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering at EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

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