PhD Courses


The Educational Activities Committee (EAC) of RILEM aims to broaden the education to PhD students and the professional community through the promotion of valuable PhD courses on specific areas.

Objectives of Ph.D. course at RILEM week 2022 in Kyoto

To provide doctoral students with a wide range of the advanced science and technology in the world so that they can deepen their knowledge to achieve high-level research results.
For the 76th anniversary in Kyoto, the EAC of RILEM has established 3 state of the art PhD courses programs aimed to those individuals currently enrolled in a doctoral program, as means of enhance their training, to become scientists, technologists or professionals in the academy or industry. Master’s degree students and postdocs are welcome to register for these courses.


PhD Students, Postdocs (and Master course students) can register to the courses.
Students will attend lectures in real time, either in person or via the Internet, based on the schedule (Japan time).
If students participating online have difficulty attending some of the lectures due to time differences, we plan to provide alternative methods (e.g., offering recorded lectures).

Lecture methods and question styles from students:

Each presentation will be given in person or via the internet. After the lecture, students may ask questions directly to the lecturer. If COVID-19 situation were to get worse, the format of the event may be changed, for example, all lectures may be pre-recorded.

Program topics, schedule and lecturers:

No.1 Digital Concrete: Moderator Prof. Ishida (The Univ. of Tokyo)

No.2 Green Concrete: Moderator Dr. Takahashi (The Univ. of Tokyo)

No.3 Advanced analysis of cementitious materials: Moderator Dr. Asamoto (Saitama Univ.)

Timetable on the 3rd September, 2022:
Time (Japan Standard Time, JST) DX (Digital Transformation) GX (Green Transformation) Advanced analysis of cementitious materials
Moderator Prof. Tetsuya Ishida
(The University of Tokyo)
Dr. Yuya Takahashi
(The University of Tokyo)
Dr. Shingo Asamoto
(Saitama University)
9:00-10:20 80 min.
(inc. 10 min Q&A)
Lecture 1
“Digital Fabrication 1”
(Prof. David Lange, Univ. of Illinois)
Lecture 1
“C4S project”
(Prof. Takafumi Noguchi, UTokyo)
Lecture 1
“Non-destructive test method”
(Prof. Tomoki Shiotani, Kyoto University)
10:20-11:40 80 min.
(inc. 10 min Q&A)
Lecture 2
“Multi-scale Modeling 1”
(Prof. Koichi Maekawa, YNU)
Lecture 2
“Fly ash utilization”
(Prof. Somnuk Tangtermsirikul, SIIT)
Lecture 2
“X-CT technique application on concrete”
(Prof. Shuxian Hong, Shenzhen University)
11:40-14:00 Lunch Time
14:00-15:20 80 min.
(inc. 10 min Q&A)
Lecture 3
(Dr. Miguel Azenha, Univ. of Minho)
Lecture 3
“Thermal energy storage in cementitious composites”
(Prof. Eddie A. B. Koenders, TU Darmstadt)
Lecture 3
“In situ time-resolved XRD to analyze tobermorite formation”
(Offering to potential lecturer)
15:20-16:40 80 min.
(inc. 10 min Q&A)
Lecture 4
“Digital Fabrication 2”
(Prof. Robert Flatt, ETH Zürich)
Lecture 4
“Alkali-activated materials”
(Prof. John Provis, Univ. of Sheffield)
Lecture 4
“Application of Neutron Radiography to water penetration”
(Prof. Manabu Kanematsu, TUS)
16:40-17:00 Break
17:00-18:20 80 min.
(inc. 10 min Q&A)
Lecture 5
“Multi-scale Modeling 2”
(Prof. Erik Schlangen, TU Delft)
Lecture 5
“LC3 project”
(Prof. Karen Scrivener, EPFL)
Lecture 5
“Application of 1H-NMR to C-S-H analysis”
(Prof. Ippei Maruyama, UTokyo)

PhD Courses Poster Competition Guidelines

Poster format:

The one-page posters must be made in a portrait format with height-width dimensions of 2-1.
It should be uploaded a file in PDF format to the web-page of the event, and it must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Names of author(s) and affiliated organization(s)
  • Abstract (brief summary of objectives, methods, results, and conclusions)
  • Background Information
  • Project Objectives
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results (tables, graphs, charts)
  • Conclusions

Academic institution logos may be displayed on the poster. If the research presented was supported by a specific funding source, i.e., a grant or a company, a written acknowledgement of the funding source may be displayed but the logo will not be included on the poster.
Include all collaborators that contributed to the body of work in the author section. Consent from all collaborators is necessary prior to the poster competition.


Poster topics should be related to one of the ten subjects to be covered in the “International Conference on Regeneration and Conservation of Structures”:

  • Deterioration mechanisms
  • Simulation models for deterioration
  • Design for durability
  • Condition assessment
  • Nondestructive inspection
  • Monitoring
  • Repair, retrofitting and restoration
  • Facility management
  • Regeneration approaches
  • Conservation of structures

12th August, 2022 Deadline of poster submission
29th August, 2022 - 5th September, 2022 Posters will be opened to the participants and comments will be welcome
6th September, 2022 Deadline of answer to the above comments
9th September, 2022 the awardee will be announced in the closing ceremony

Participation method:

Online participation (The participants can join vertical poster room to give comments or questions in online)


The selection of the winners will be made by a jury chosen by the RILEM Honorary President. In total, the competition will award 7 prizes.Among them, only one awardee will be granted the RILEM Best Student Poster Award, receiving a diploma/certificate from the TAC Chair at the conference and a prize of 500€.
*Only students are eligible for awards. (Postdoc researchers are not eligible for awards despite they can submit their posters and join the poster session)