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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Professor P A CLAISSE MA PhD CEng FInstCE

 

YEAR OF BIRTH           1953  

NATIONALITY              British                        

PROFESSION               Civil Engineer

 

 

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)

 

PRESENT POSITION   

 

Emeritus Professor of Construction Materials,

Faculty of Engineering and Computing,

Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB.

 

EXPERIENCE IN PRESENT POSITION

 

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

 

Research Degrees

 

MPhil/PhD supervision:

Completions (as Director of Studies): 8 PhD and 1 MPhil

Examinations: 12 PhD

 

 

EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO PRESENT POSITION

 

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.

Research projects:

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.

Research projects:

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)

British Mensa

 

 

INTERESTS

 

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Canal restoration NWPG

Creative writing   anubiscreativewriting

Parish Council  Binley Woods Parish Council

 

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