Dr. Alireza Javadian at grow.build.repeat. by KIT

2020 symposium grow.build.repeat. by the KIT Faculty of Architecture

Dr. Alireza Javadian gave a lecture about his research on bamboo at the Professorship of Sustainable Construction and the FCL Singapore at the symposium grow.build.repeat., held by the KIT Faculty of Architecture in December 2020. The special qualities and capacities of bamboo in comparison to other building materials serve as the starting point for his presentation.

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In his lecture “High-Performance Bamboo” at the symposium grow.build.repeat., he shows different types of application of bamboo as a material substituting other building materials. Furthermore, he talks about the collaboration with universities to proof the research concepts in exemplary building projects.

Alireza Javadian is a researcher at the Professorship Sustainable Construction of KIT Karlsruhe. Before he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Alternative Construction Material Group at the Future Cities Laboratory Singapore, a collaboration of the ETH Zurich and the National Research Foundation Singapore. His PhD research focused on alternative composite fiber materials as reinforcement systems in concrete applications.

He was the recipient of a Singapore A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) scholarship (2007) to pursue his Master in Engineering at Nanyang Technological University NTU and conduct research on ‘Effective High Temperature and Structural Reinforced Concrete Applications’. After his Master at NTU, he joined the National University of Singapore as a research assistant.

Lately, he won the SAWIRIS SCHOLORSHIP Grant of ETH Zürich, a Swiss KTI project fund, and an ZUMTOBEL GROUP Award together with the bamboo research team in Singapore and Zürich.

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