Dr. Arnon Bentur has joined Grace Construction Products as research manager for its global Specialty Construction Chemicals business. In this newly created position, Dr. Bentur becomes responsible for all materials research projects and the concrete fabrication laboratory.
An internationally recognized expert on the chemical and mechanical properties of concrete, Dr. Bentur joins Grace from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, where he is Professor of Civil Engineering and holder of the Edwards Chair in Engineering. His primary research areas at Technion included composite construction materials, interfaces in cementitious composites, high strength concrete, supplementary building material, and durability of building materials and structures.
Dr. Bentur also served as Chairman of the board of directors of Dimotech, Technion’s technology transfer company. He is the chairman of the technical activities committee of RILEM (Réunion Internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Matériaux, systèmes de construction et ouvrages — International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures), whose mission is to stimulate progress in the research, design, manufacture, testing and use of building materials by bringing together specialists from research and industry in more than 70 countries.
Dr. Bentur has published more than 100 scientific papers and co-authored several important books on concrete technology, including “Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites,” “The Science and Technology of Civil Engineering Materials,” and “Steel Corrosion in Concrete.”
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Grace Construction Products is a leading manufacturer of concrete admixtures and fiber reinforcement. The company also manufactures products for architectural concrete, cement processing additives, fire protection, firestops, and waterproofing and masonry products. For more information, visit www.graceconstruction.com.