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22 February 2022

2022 Robert L'Hermite Medalist

 

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Robert L'Hermite medalist: Prof. Susan Andrea BERNAL LÓPEZ, University of Leeds (UK)-

After being awarded her PhD in Cali (Colombia) and working in Denmark, Australia and UK, Prof. Bernal Lopez is currently Full Professor in Structural Materials at the University of Leeds (UK), where she is Director of the Materials & Structures Group. The Robert L’Hermite medal has been awarded to Prof. Bernal Lopez in recognition of the impact of her research activity on assessment and improvement of durability and sustainability of novel cements and concretes, as well as waste management and valorisation. The importance and the influence of her research activity on these topics is testified by the numerous highly cited scientific publications that she has published as lead author. An extensive portfolio of research grants, funded at the national and international level and sponsored by industry, further proves her leadership in this field. She has been very active in RILEM, participating in 8 TCs and serving as Deputy-Chair of one of them, as well as being Associate Editor of RILEM Technical Letters since 2016. She was awarded one of the RILEM Gustavo Colonnetti medals 2016 for her previous work on alkali activated materials.

Congratulations to Susan on behalf of the jury members, Dr. Enrico SASSONI, TAC chair, University of Bologna, ITALY; Prof. Alexandra BERTRON, RTL Editor in Chief, INSA Toulouse, France; Prof. Eddie KOENDERS, TU Darmstadt, Germany and Prof. Kei-Ichi IMAMOTO, Tokyo University of Science, Japan.

 

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