Honors & Awards

It is RILEM’s objective to gather together the most eminent specialists throughout the world in the fields of building materials and structures. Aiming for excellence in all its activities, RILEM awards the following recognised distinctions annually:

RILEM Honorary Members

RILEM distinguishes Honorary Members. These are persons having rendered exceptional services to the association — for example, having successfully chaired the work of several TCs, or having contributed to giving a new orientation to the association.

RILEM Fellows

Created in 1993 by the General Council, the honorary title of RILEM Fellow is bestowed upon RILEM Senior members having made exceptional contributions to RILEM in their capacities as research scientist, engineer, technical leader or educator.

Robert L'Hermite Medalists

In 1967 when RILEM celebrated its 20th anniversary, it was decided to create a RILEM Medal which would be granted each year to a research scientist. As an example, and to mark the high level of merit which was required of the medal holders, the first RILEM Medal was bestowed upon Prof. Ferdinand Campus, one of the founders of RILEM.  In 1981, the Medal was renamed the Robert L’Hermite Medal, in honour of the President-Founder of RILEM.

Since then, each year, the Robert L’Hermite Medal is awarded to a researcher of less than 40 years, who has made an exceptional scientific contribution to the field of construction materials and structures. (How to apply)

Gustavo Colonnetti Medalists

Starting in 2016, each year, up to two Gustavo Colonnetti Medals are awarded to researchers of less than 35 years, who have made an outstanding scientific contribution to the field of construction materials and structures. (How to apply)

RILEM Best Student Poster Award

Implemented in 2017, the RILEM Best Student Poster Award is to be given at every RILEM Annual Week conference. The award is given at the conference to a student who has a poster and is at the conference to present/explain the work. The selection is made by a jury chosen by the RILEM Honorary President. The awardee receives a diploma/certificate from the TAC Chair at the conference. 

 

Materials and Structures is the flagship publication of RILEM. The journal is dedicated to the publication of high quality papers examining the fundamental properties of building materials, their characterization and processing techniques, modeling, standardization of test methods, and the application of research results in building and civil engineering.

Materials and Structures: Outstanding Papers

Each year, up to nine papers are selected by Materials and Structures board of editors and published as open access papers. These papers, which cover all fields of RILEM activities, exemplify the highest standards in our scientific community.

Materials and Structures: Best Reviewer Awards

The best reviewer awards are given annually and are meant to commend the top reviewers of our journal for their outstanding peer review efforts over the past year. Recipients are chosen by the board of editors from scores of nominations provided by the associate editors of the journal.

 

RILEM Honorary Members

  • Prof. Mark ALEXANDER (2016)
  • Prof. Eduard AMSTUTZ (1972)
  • Dr. Carmen ANDRADE PERDRIX (2015)
  • Prof. Dr. Zdenek P. BAZANT (2015)
  • Dr. Stanislav BECHYNE
  • Prof. Arnon BENTUR (2009)
  • Prof. Sven Gabriel BERGSTRÖM (1981)
  • Prof. Luigia BINDA (2009)
  • Prof. Ferdinand CAMPUS
  • Prof. Fernando Luiz Lobo Barboza CARNEIRO (1983)
  • Prof. Gustavo COLONNETTI
  • Prof. Simon DELPECH (1973)
  • Prof. Fritz EGGIMANN (2002)
  • Prof. Theodor H. ERISMANN
  • M. Maurice FICKELSON (1992)
  • Mr. Hermann W. FRITZ (2001)
  • Prof. Elio GIANGRECO (1994)
  • Prof. Hjalmar GRANHOLM
  • Prof. Julije HAHAMOVIC
  • Dr. Arnost HÖNIG
  • Prof. Hanoch JAEGERMANN (1993)
  • Prof. Pekka JAUHO (1985)
  • Prof. P. C. KREIJGER (1982)
  • Dr. Frederick LEA
  • Prof. C. A. LOBRY DE BRUYN
  • Prof. Inge LYSE (1971)
  • Dr. Sidney MINDESS (2011)
  • Prof. Paul MLOSCH
  • Mr. Poul NERENST
  • Prof. Lars-Olof NILSSON (2017)
  • Prof. Yoshihiko OHAMA (2016)
  • Prof. Waclaw OLSZAK (1980)
  • Prof. Manfred PARTL (2017)
  • Mr.  Niels Munk PLUM

  • Dr. C D POMEROY
  • Prof. Dr.- Hans W. REINHARDT (2009)
  • Prof. J RICALDONI (1981)
  • Prof. Manuel Coelho Mendes da ROCHA
  • Prof. Mirko ROS
  • Prof. Hubert RÜSCH
  • Prof. Surendra SHAH (2010)
  • Prof. Rahel SHALON (1973)
  • Dr. Åke SKARENDAHL (2009)
  • Prof. Dr. Theodosios P. TASSIOS (1989)
  • Dr. Roberto TORRENT (2016)
  • Prof. Eduardo TORROJA
  • Prof. WÄSTLUND (1971)
  • Prof. Edouard WEGELIUS (1971)
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Karlhans WESCHE (1982)
  • Prof. Folker H. WITTMANN (2004)
  • Dr. James R. WRIGHT (1985)

 

RILEM Fellows

  • 2018 - Prof. Denys BREYSSE
  • 2018 - Mr. Joost GULIKERS
  • 2018 - Prof. Viktor MECHTCHERINE
  • 2017 – Prof. Dubravka BJEGOVIC
  • 2017 – Prof. Hervé DI BENEDETTO
  • 2017 - Dr. Espéranza MENENDEZ MENDEZ
  • 2017 - Prof. Hirozo MIHASHI
  • 2017 - Dr. Mohammed SONEBI
  • 2017 - Prof. Enric VAZQUEZ
  • 2016 - Prof. Caijun SHI
  • 2015 - Prof. Nele DE BELIE
  • 2015 - Prof. Geert DE SCHUTTER
  • 2015 - Prof. Doug HOOTON
  • 2015 - Prof. Kamal KAYAT
  • 2015 - Prof. Luis LIMA
  • 2015 - Dr. Maria Rosa VALLUZZI
  • 2015 - Prof. Jason WEISS
  • 2014 - Prof. Klaas VAN BREUGEL
  • 2013 - Dr. Arlindo GONÇALVES
  • 2012 - Dr. Ravindra GETTU
  • 2012 - Prof. Raoul FRANCOIS
  • 2012 - Prof. Lars-Olof NILSSON
  • 2012 - Dr. Nicolas ROUSSEL
  • 2011 - Prof. Christopher LEUNG
  • 2011 - Prof. Øystein VENNESLAND
  • 2011 - Dr. Ólafur WALLEVIK
  • 2010 - Prof. Wolfgang BRAMESHUBER
  • 2010 - Prof. Vyatcheslav R. FALIKMAN
  • 2009 - Prof. Mark G. ALEXANDER
  • 2009 - Prof. Ole Mejlhede JENSEN
  • 2007 - Dr. Ian SIMS
  • 2007 - Dr. Peter RICHNER
  • 2007 - Dr. Philip NIXON
  • 2007 - Mr. Johan VYNCKE
  • 2006 - Dr. Rafael ASTUDILLO PASTOR
  • 2006 - Prof. Andrzej M. BRANDT
  • 2006 - Prof. Jacques MARCHAND
  • 2006 - Prof. Karen SCRIVENER
  • 2006 - Prof. Konstantin KOVLER
  • 2006 - Prof. Dr. Jan G. M. van MIER
  • 2006 - Prof. Dr. Peter J. M. BARTOS
  • 2003 - Dr. Dan J. NAUS
  • 2003 - Dr. Manfred N. PARTL
  • 2003 - Dr. Roberto J. TORRENT
  • 2002 - Prof. Asko SARJA
  • 2002 - Prof. Moema RIBAS SILVA
  • 2002 - Prof. Dr. Max J. SETZER
  • 2002 - Prof Ulrich SCHNEIDER
  • 2001 - Prof. David W. S. HO
  • 2000 - Dr. Sylva MODRY
  • 2000 - Mr. James H. PIELERT
  • 2000 - Prof. Dr.- Jörg KROPP
  • 1998 - Mr. Ahmed HAKIMI
  • 1998 - Prof. Arnon BENTUR
  • 1998 - Prof. Fritz EGGIMANN
  • 1998 - Prof. José Manuel GÁLLIGO ESTEVEZ
  • 1997 - Dr. Aldo CASTOLDI
  • 1997 - Dr. Jacques BARON
  • 1997 - Dr. Sidney MINDESS
  • 1997 - Mr. Hermann W. FRITZ
  • 1997 - Prof. Yves MALIER
  • 1996 - Dr. Åke SKARENDAHL
  • 1996 - Prof. Luigia BINDA
  • 1996 - Prof. Raymundo RIVERA-VILLARREAL
  • 1996 - Prof. Dr. Zdenek P. BAZANT
  • 1996 - Prof. Dr.- Hans W. REINHARDT
  • 1995 - Dr. Carmen ANDRADE
  • 1995 - Dr. Louis FRANCKEN
  • 1995 - Prof. Ario CECCOTTI
  • 1995 - Prof. Dr. Tibor JAVOR
  • 1995 - Prof. Dr. Yoshihiko OHAMA
  • 1994 - Prof. Alpo RANTA-MAUNUS
  • 1994 - Prof. Dr. Surendra P. SHAH
  • 1994 - Prof. Dr.- Peter SCHIESSL

 

Robert L'Hermite Medalists

  • 2018 - Dr. Fernando MORENO-NAVARRO - Video of his lecture
  • 2017 - Prof. Ueli ANGST - Video of his lecture
  • 2016 - Not awarded
  • 2015 - Prof. Guillaume HABERT - Video of his lecture
  • 2014 - Dr. Alexandra BERTRON - Article, video of her lecture
  • 2013 - Prof. John PROVIS - Video of his lecture
  • 2012 - Dr. Dimitrios AGGELIS
  • 2011 - Dr. Laura DE LORENZIS 
  • 2010 - Prof. Nele DE BELIE
  • 2009 - Dr. Pietro LURA
  • 2008 - Prof. Jason WEISS
  • 2007 - Dr. Nicolas ROUSSEL
  • 2006 - Not awarded
  • 2005 - Dr. Maria Rosa VALLUZZI
  • 2004 - Not awarded
  • 2003 - Dr. Robert FLATT
  • 2002 - Prof. Franz ULM
  • 2001 - Prof. Dr. Geert DE SCHUTTER
  • 2000 - Prof. Jacques MARCHAND
  • 1999 - Dr. Antti HANHIJÄRVI
  • 1998 - Mr. Dale P. BENTZ
  • 1997 - Dr. Ing. Massimo SOSORO
  • 1996 - Dr. Pierre ROSSI
  • 1995 - Dr. Birgit MENG
  • 1994 - Prof. Gustavo V. GUINEA
  • 1993 - Dr. André NONAT
  • 1992 - Dr. Edward GARBOCZI
  • 1991 - Dr. Henrik STANG

  • 1990 - Prof. Dr. Lucie VANDEWALLE

  • 1989 - Dr. François de LARRARD

  • 1988 - Prof. Dr. Luc TAERWE

  • 1987 - Prof. Dr. Jan G. M. van MIER

  • 1986 - Dr. Carmen ANDRADE

  • 1985 - Not awarded

  • 1984 - Prof. Jean-Marie RIGO

  • 1983 - Prof. Christopher L. PAGE

  • 1982 - Prof. Alberto CARPINTERI

  • 1981 - Prof. Yiu-Wing MAI

  • 1980 - Prof. Dr. Surendra P. SHAH

  • 1979 - Dr. Giulio MASARANI

  • 1978 - Dr. Göran FAGERLUND

  • 1977 - Prof. Dr. Tibor JAVOR

  • 1976 - Prof. Folker H. WITTMANN

  • 1975 - Prof. Dr. Zdenek P. BAZANT

  • 1974 - Dr. Ioan FACAOARU

  • 1973 - Prof. Stanislaw KAFASZ

  • 1972 - Dr. Birger WARRIS

  • 1971 - Prof. Luis Maria MACHADO

  • 1970 - Dr. Marc MAMILLAN

  • 1967 - Prof. Ferdinand CAMPUS

 

Gustavo Colonnetti Medalists 

 

RILEM Best Student Poster Award

  • 2018 - Ms. Alice Titus Bakera for her work on "Durability Properties of Concrete Containing Metakaolin”
  • 2017 - Ms. Sripriya Rengaraju for her work on "Challenges in Determining the Chloride Threshold of Steel Embedded in Cementitious Systems"

 

Materials and Structures: Outstanding Papers

 

Materials and Structures: Best Reviewer Awards

  •  2016
    • Pietro CARRARA

    • Farshad RAJABIPOUR

    • George W. SCHERER

    • Xiaohu LU

    • Antonio MARI

    • Dirk LOWKE

  •  2015
    • Ralejs TEPFERS
    • Hannelore DERLUYN
    • Catherine PAPANICOLAU
    • Burkan ISGOR
    • Alexander MICHEL
    • Bernhard HOFKO
    • Geert DE SCHUTTER
  •  2014
    • Matteo PANIZZA
    • Stefano DAL PONT
    • Christof SCHROFL
    • Michele GRIFFA
    • Rebecca MCDANIEL
    • Jean Pascale PLANCHE
    • Mohammad POUR-GHAZ
    • Martin HOFKO
    • James GRENFELL
    • Paulo PILOTO
    • Mateusz WYRZYKOWSKI
    • Hans-Wolf REINHARDT
    • Stefan JACOBSEN
    • Aaron SAKULICH
    • Dimitri FEYS
  • 2013
    • Narayanan NEITHALATH
    • Antonio MARI
    • Christophe PETIT
    • Arnaud PERROT
    • Gian Piero LIGNOLA
    • Ippei MARUYAMA
    • John PROVIS
    • Liberato FERRARA
    • Maria JUENGER