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Dr Riccardo Maddalena

Dr Riccardo Maddalena

Research Associate

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Email
maddalenar@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 208 76 150
Campuses
West 1.32, Adeiladau'r Frenhines -Adeilad y Gorllewin, 5 The Parade, Heol Casnewydd, Caerdydd, CF24 3AA
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I am a Research Associate at the School of Engineering, specialised in cement, concrete and building materials science, chemistry and engineering applications. I have experience in bench-scale, pilot scale and atomic scale experiment design. I have a strong experience on analytical techniques for atomic and nano-scale structural studies (synchrotron XRD, SEM, TGA/DSC, Raman and NMR spectroscopy, calorimetry, laser light scattering technique for PSD).

My main research activity is associate with the Resilient Materials For Life (RM4L) grant and project management. An exciting and challenging opportunity to study and develop high-specs self-healing materials in construction industry. 

Past and ongoing research activities are on radionuclide immobilisation into cement minerals, life cycle analysis assessment on cement production and novel low-carbon geomaterials, in situ concrete repair solutions, in-situ and ex-situ thermal treatment of polluted soils and sediments. 

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Education

  • 2017: PhD (in submission), Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • 2013: Laurea Magistrale (MEng equivalent) in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
  • 2011: Laurea in Civil and Environmental Engineering (BEng equivalent), University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Career overview

  • 2017 - present: Research Associate, School of Engineering,  Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • 2017 - present: Visiting Researcher, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • 2017: Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • 2016 - 2017: Visiting Researcher, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China

Anrhydeddau a Dyfarniadau

  • 2017: Travel Grant - European Commission via the Marie Curie IRSES project GREATGeotechnical and geological Responses to climate change: Exchanging Approaches and Technologies on a world-wide scale. 
  • 2017: Research fund - Tsinghua University, Beijing, UK
  • 2016: Beam time (user) at UK National synchrotron facility DIAMOND Light Source Ltd, Oxfordshire, UK
  • 2016: Travel Grant - University of Strathclyde, Faculty of Engineering, Glasgow, UK
  • 2014: Remediation Technologies (REMTECH) Thesis Award, Ferrara, Italy
  • 2014: PhD Scholarship - EPSRC - DISTINCTIVE Consortium, Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage 
    soluTIons for NuClear wasTInVEntories
  • 2009: Vulcanus in Japan Internship, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. 

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

  • Professional Graduate Member of the Institute of Mineral, Materials and Mining (IOM3) since 2016
  • Graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) since 2015
  • Member of the Intitution of Engineering and Technology (IET) since 2016

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

  • 2017 - present: Visiting Researcher, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • 2017: Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • 2016 - 2017: Visiting Researcher, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China
  • 2014 - 2017: Laboratory Demonstrator, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

  • 2017: Seminar, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
  • 2017: Seminar, Research Meeting of the Institute of Building Materials, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China.
  • 2016: DISTINCTIVE Consortium, Theme 4 Meeting, Penrith, UK
  • 2016: 10th Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC) Conference, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2016: 36th Cement and Concrete Science (CCS) Conference, Cardiff, UK 
  • 2015: DISTINCTIVE Consortium, Theme 4 Meeting, Glasgow, UK
  • 2015: DISTINCTIVE Consortium, Conference, Sheffield, UK
  • 2015: 35th Cement and Concrete Science (CCS) Conference, Aberdeen, UK
  • 2014: DISTINCTIVE Consortium, Theme 4 Meeting, Glasgow, UK

Pwyllgorau ac adolygu

  • 2014 - 2017: PhD students' Representative for Health & Safety in the laboratories (Chemistry, Microbiology, Geotechnical and Construction Labs)
  • 2014 - 2017: Students' Representative at the Department Postgraduate Studies Committee

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