Nele De Belie: short CV
Nele De Belie is professor in Durability of Cementitious Materials at Ghent University (UGent). She is technical director of the Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research and head of the research group “Construction and environment”.
Her expertise includes: Durability of cement-bound materials; Advanced cementitious and mineral building materials, e.g. self-healing or self-cleaning concrete; Effect of supplementary cementitious materials (fly ash, slag, silica fume, …) and polymer modification in concrete; Sustainability and life cycle analysis; Completely recyclable concrete; Bioconsolidation; Titanium dioxide photocatalysis; Agricultural structures and animal welfare; Non-destructive testing of fresh cementitious materials (ultrasound).
She is laureate of different study awards and best paper prizes, such as the BBSRC Young Engineer Reward (2000), the Armand Blanc Prize (2000), the 10dbmc Best paper prize (2005) and the SCMT best paper prize (2010) and has obtained several awards in recognition of her scientific work, such as the RILEM Robert L’Hermite medal (2010). She is chair or member of multiple national and international scientific committees and author of more than 200 publications in journals and conference proceedings. Furthermore, she regularly acts as reviewer for more than 20 different scientific journals.
Nele De Belie was also expert advisor for “Science and Innovation” of the Flemish Minister of Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade (2005-2009).
More information and a list of her most important publications can be found at http://www.ugent.be/ea/labomagnel/en/about/staff_bio/debelie.htm