Welcome to the web pages of Professor Peter Claisse

I retired from Coventry University in 2014 and am now an Emeritus Professor working on:

Consultancy projects

Modelling chloride transport for a major new metro system in the Middle East

Modelling several durability mechanisms to predict service life on a major UK project.

Developing new concrete mixes with bauxite waste.  See Paper 55


Conference Co-Chair.  See:  Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Conferences

Editorial work

Editor:  Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

Advisory Board Member and Subject Editor:  MethodsX, an Elsevier Journal

Authored Books

“Transport Properties of Concrete”.  A research Monograph.  Published May 2014  Synopsis.pdf  

“Construction Materials”.  An Undergraduate textbook.  Published 2016   Synopsis 2.pdf


And I am also building a new wood-glass-epoxy strip planked boat   See  boat.htm. 


Links to this site:  Contact me   My cv,    My publications    Research video.wmv

Link to the Coventry University site:  CURVE (the Coventry University document repository)  



P A Claisse, Transport Properties of Concrete: Measurement and applications.  A research monograph published May 2014  Synopsis.pdf   order from Amazon or download to Kindle   order from Elsevier

P A Claisse, Civil Engineering Materials.  An undergraduate textbook published 2016.  Synopsis.pdf   Download or order from Elsevier  Order from Amazon or download to Kindle  Inspection copies from Elsevier


CONFERENCES     Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Conferences

The papers from our past conferences may be downloaded free.  We have also published the SCMT4 proceedings as books.  See: Proceedings.htm.  

Our next conference, SCMT5 will be held at Kingston University, London, UK on the 14-17 July 2019.  Kingston University is in West London close to the river Thames, Hampton Court Palace and many other places of historical interest.  It is also close to London’s main airport at Heathrow. 


STUDENT RESOURCES                        Thesis Archive  Full text of some PhD theses.


RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY PROJECTS    The results from almost all of these projects may be found in My publications 

Concrete mix development

Paving blocks

Mine Backfill

Landfill barriers

Plasterboard recycling

Gypsum recycling 

Cleanlead Gypsum

Rail support

Coulomb test

Surface tests for concrete

Glass fibre mat in concrete

Concrete admixtures

Wood-glass-epoxy composites.

Concrete Overlays and Structural Vibrations.



The laboratory facilities at Coventry

Test procedures for cementitious materials

Types of research posts

Notes for potential researchers

The difference between research and consultancy

Why come to the Coventry research group?


OTHER INFORMATION           Civil Engineering Structures in Coventry        Geochemistry pages Dr Mark Tyrer,