José Ignacio Alvarez

University of Navarra, Spain


J.I. Alvarez holds a Ph.D. degree in chemistry. Alvarez is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Soil Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Navarra, Madrid, Spain. And a Member of the Editorial Board of The Open Materials Science Journal and of the Advances in Materials Research, An International Journal. Alvarez played the role of Scientific Reviewer for many different associations and journals: Cement and Concrete Research, Thermochimica Acta, Cement and Concrete Composites, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Materials Characterization, Construction Materials of Institution of Civil Engineers, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Journal of Geology, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Applied Rheology, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, and Computers and Concrete. And authored more than 50 publications and more than 30 published in journal quoted in JCR and a patent application on the use of carboxymethyl chitosans as admixtures in binding material. Alvarez acted as well as an Expert for project proposals evaluation for the Spanish Ministry of Technology and Science in different areas such as materials technology and Construction and for I+D+I international, Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding in Romania, and the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport in Romania. Her research lines include investigation and environmental valorization of the interactions of new components in binder matrices (lime, Portland cement, and aluminate cement) as effective scavenger of toxic metals, photodecomposition of nitrogen oxides, NOx, and CO2 uptake, solidification/stabilization of toxic metals in aluminate cement, polymer-added matrix behavior to improve the degree of retention of toxic metals, preparation of new polymer-modified mortars, design of new additives for improving cement composites, durability studies on binding materials, and application of the knowledge for repair works purposes in cultural heritage.

Biography Updated on 30 January 2013

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