Professor P A CLAISSE MA PhD CEng FInstCE
SPECIALISATION Construction materials
QUALIFICATIONS B.A. Physics, 2nd Class Honours, Christ Church College, Oxford University (1975)
M.A. Oxford (1976)
Council of Engineering Institutions Part 2 Exams. (1979)
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (1988)
Chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (1989), Fellow (2008)
Emeritus Professor of Construction Materials,
Faculty of Engineering and Computing,
Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB.
For details of my current projects in consultancy, conferences, journal editing, and books please see Current Projects
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, (1992 – DATE)
Senior Lecturer in Construction Materials.
Subject Group Leader in Civil Engineering 1995-2001
Reader in Construction Materials 2004-2007
Professor of Construction Materials 2007- 2014
Emeritus Professor 2014- date
For details of some of my research projects please see Research and Consultancy Projects
Completions (as Director of Studies): 8 PhD and 1 MPhil
Examinations: 20 PhD
G E C RESEARCH, 6 months as a computer programmer. (1972)
R M DOUGLAS CONSTRUCTION Ltd. (1975-1980)
Site Engineer on small/medium sized civil engineering projects.
SIR ROBERT McALPINE AND SONS Ltd. (1980-1984)
Section Engineer on Torness Nuclear Power Station in Scotland with responsibilities for: Installation of prestressing systems and instrumentation in the pressure vessels, temporary works, the precasting yard and associated Quality Assurance.
Construction and operation of full scale experimental “mock ups” of sections of the reactors to test construction methods and thermal effects. The largest of these cost over £200,000.
UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY HARWELL LABORATORY (1987-1990)
Research Associate working on research programs for UK NIREX and Nuclear Electric.
Gas movement in a cementitious nuclear waste repository: Computer modelling and experimental permeability measurements.
Direct disposal of spent nuclear fuel: computer modelling of radionuclide transport and thermal effects in a cementitious repository.
Development of a mix for repository backfill.
Sulphate attack on cementitious repository backfill: Experimental observations and modelling.
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE (1990-1992)
Research Fellow in the Concrete Technology Unit.
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers
American Concrete Institute (member of Materials Science Committee)
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