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The Chair for Construction Chemistry conducts fundamental research in the fields of inorganic binders and organic admixtures.

We synthesize and analyze new materials such as e.g. nanocomposites utilizing among others colloid chemical methods.


Invitation and lecture at the Vietnam Concrete Association (VCA) and Vietnam Institute for Building Materials (VIBM) in Hanoi on 13.03.2019

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Highlights of the carnival lecture 2019

Joint laboratory agreement with University of Jinan on 28.01.2019

Participation at the 2nd International Conference on UHPC Materials and Structures (UHPC 2018) in Fuzhou from 07. - 10.11.18

Participation at the 12th ICSP in Beijing from 28. - 31.10.18

Interview of Prof. Plank in German newspaper PNP

Interview of Prof. Plank

Appointment of Prof. Plank as guest professor of University of Jinan

Eco friendly cement –
The Chair on TV channel Arte

Carnival lecture 2018 –
Two hours cool experiments

Experiments on Cement Hydration Under Zero Gravity

In March 2016 a research team from the Chair for Construction Chemistry at TU München conducted experiments to investigate the early hydration of Portland cement under zero gravity on parabolic flights. In the experiments, the early nucleation and growth of ettringite crystals as well as of calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H phases) were studied during short periods of microgravity.

It was found that under zero gravity, the ettringite crystals formed are more abundant yet smaller which can be explained by the absence of convection. The results were published in several scientifc papers (see section "research", list of publications).



Upcoming events

3rd International Conference
on Polycarboxylate

(PCE 2019)

September 24 - 25, 2019

Homepage PCE 2019

Last events

12th International Conference

on Superplasticizers and Other

Chemical Admixtures in Concrete

(ICSP 2018)

October 28 - 31, 2018

Beijing, China

Homepage ICSP 2018

2nd International Conference

on Polycarboxylate Superplasticizers

(PCE 2017)

September 27 - 28, 2017

Opening video of PCE 2017

Snapshots from PCE 2017

Impressions of PCE 2017

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2nd International Conference

on the Chemistry

of Construction Materials

October 10 - 12, 2016

Opening video of the ICCCM

⇒ Program of the ICCCM 2016

⇒ Photos of the ICCCM 2016

Impressions of the ICCCM

Construction chemistry in Singapore

TUM-Asia offers within the Master course "Industrial Chemistry" construction chemistry as a specialization module.

The goal of the module is to provide insights in the field of construction chemistry. The lecture will cover topics such as material properties of construction materials, cement chemistry, chemical admixtures and application systems like concrete, dry mix mortar and coatings.