Information  from Ana

Ana is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of Ana

Ana Bras established a research group to develop and implement innovative self-healing bio-based materials, making infrastructures more resilient to water environments, through the re-use of locally available soil and wastes.

-Engineering characterisation of bio-based materials (cement and earth based)

– Lab/onsite testing & Modelling of performance and service life

– Evaluate the project sustainability with structural carbon tools

Dr Bras attracted >£1.5 million as PI/Co-I to investigate bacteria strains that inhibit reinforced concrete (RC) corrosion directly or indirectly. The work builds on research undertaken by Dr Bras, funded by the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Civil Engineers, UKRI, HEIF, H2020, Horizon Europe and industry. These studies led to the development of concretes inhibition of RC corrosion in structures and demonstrated the potential of self-healing bio-enhanced concrete to prolong the service life of infrastructure, greatly reducing the need for costly maintenance intervention. Therefore, there is an enormous potential for knowledge transfer and research partnership from this collaboration with the colleagues from the CA20130 – European MIC Network – New paths for science, sustainability and standards (Euro-MIC).

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We can contribute for: WG2: Diagnostic technology development: T2.3 and T2.4 WG3: Development of innovative monitoring technologies: T3.1, T3.2, T3.4 WG4: Strategize ‘green’ mitigation methods T4.1, T4.2, T4.3


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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University Office Room 3.08, Peter Jost Enterprise Centre, Byrom Street


L3 3AF

United Kingdom

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