Jos Brouwers - Service

Our activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling. We promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, mineralogy, mining, extraction and associated technologies. We are able to assist clients in material processability evaluation with a broad combination of processing and material characterization techniques. We possess high end equipment and advanced instrumentation for chemical, analytical, thermal, physical, optical and electrical analysis.   

Regular clients/partners become member of a user/sponsor group called "Cement-Immobilisates-Concrete", and in close cooperation with the members of this group:

  • New ingredients are characterised and evaluated (e.g. secondary raw materials, phase changing materials, air purifying/self-cleaning materials, admixtures)

  • New building materials and products are developed

  • Existing materials are analyzed (e.g. damage analysis)

  • Practical production/product problems are handled (troubleshooting, root cause analysis).

  • Education and training-on-the-job modules are developed.

About every 9 months the sponsor group convenes at the university, whereby all members of the Building Materials group, including graduate students, present the progress of their work and their latest results. In this way we can help companies to network, and realize innovations that contribute to a better society. At the same time, new researchers are trained and introduced, who will later occupy key positions in society.

The current members are (in chronological order of joining):  




BTE                     KEIMFARBEN Logo  










       Baetsen         Noah         Rockwool

brandweer nederland    cosun  smart crusher        TAKTL

urban mine            ecocem         CM


MBI                    C2CA