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Cross-disciplinary approach to civil engineering research provides new opportunities

Friday 01 Jul 16

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Ole Mejlhede Jensen
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DTU Civil Engineering
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General enquiries about MSSCE 2016

Please contact the conference secretariat at mssce2016@byg.dtu.dk with questions regarding the conference.
In August, DTU Civil Engineering hosts an international conference and a number of doctoral courses giving a comprehensive outline on the present and future challenges and opportunities in civil engineering. The program extends from electrochemistry over concrete structures to cold region engineering.

In August, DTU Civil Engineering hosts a major international conference in collaboration with Danish Technological Institute. The conference provides a comprehensive outline of the present and future challenges and opportunities for cooperation in the construction sector.

The conference is called Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering (MSSCE 2016) and is, as the name suggests, dealing with materials, systems and structures used in civil engineering.
It sounds as a mouthful in one conference – and in fact it is. The conference has no less than 13 parallel tracks, each dealing with a specific topic within materials, systems or structures relevant for the field of civil engineering.

Variation in academic backgrounds provides value

On the 13 tracks, researchers from around the world will focus on a broad array range of subjects from electrochemistry, over concrete structures to cold climate engineering. And the fact that so many professionals working with different aspects of civil engineering are gathered at one place, provides special opportunities, says Ole Mejlhede Jensen, Professor at DTU Civil Engineering.

"The special thing about the MSSCE conference is that it brings together many of the leading capacities in a number of areas, all of which are relevant to the construction and civil engineering sector. this conference makes it possible to be inspired by colleagues who have a different outlook on the research perspectives in their daily work."
Ole Mejlhede Jensen

"The special thing about the MSSCE conference is that it brings together many of the leading capacities in a number of areas, all of which are relevant to the construction and civil engineering sector. Other conferences typically focus on a single branch of the area, but this conference makes it possible to be inspired by colleagues who have a different outlook on the research perspectives in their daily work, "says Professor Ole Mejlhede Jensen, who is the academic anchor person for the conference.

Researchers across DTU Civil Engineering's six sections and two interdisciplinary centres are involved in the planning and execution of MSSCE 2016, which is expected to gather around 500 participants from approximately 60 countries.

Doctoral courses as an attraction for both young and experienced researchers

In addition to the conference, DTU offers a number of doctoral courses related to MSSCE 2016.

The content of the doctoral courses is leaning against the academic tracks of the conference. Thus it becomes possible to involve researchers at many different levels.

"We have tried the combination of conference and doctoral courses before with great success. It is very rewarding for the PhD students, who in addition to getting the direct learning from the courses will be effectively guided into the scientific community at the conference. In the eyes of the research capacities participating in the event the passing on of their knowledge as lecturers at the doctoral courses is an added value," says Ole Mejlhede Jensen.

There are approximately 100 participants enrolled in the doctoral courses, and several courses are already fully booked.


Facts about MSSCE 2016

The conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering (MSSCE 2016) held from August 21-24, while the associated doctoral courses are held from August 15-19t and from August 25-29. Both the conference and doctoral courses are held at DTU in Kgs. Lyngby.

The registration deadline for the conference is Friday, July 8. Registration and more information about the conference are available here.


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