Recycled Aggregate Concrete in South East Asia

MAST research project

Title: Recycled Aggregate Concrete in South East Asia

Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering

Grant scheme: Frontiers Champion

Aim: The project aims to bring together global research communities, policy makers, practitioners, innovators and social scientists to establish an interdisciplinary consortium to investigate the development of sustainable, durable, cost-effective, green concrete by utilising recycled aggregates in Southeast Asia.

Contact: Dr Boksun Kim

LinkedIn: Consortium for Recycled Aggregate Concrete 


About the Frontiers Champion

As a Frontiers Champion, Dr Kim has passion to improve the quality of life of people, in particular, in less developed countries. As part of two projects funded by the RAEng Frontiers of Engineering Seed Funding in 2016-17, she first visited Nelson Mandela University in South Africa to help to develop concentrating solar power technology for use in outlying communities in Africa. Second, she collaborated with a Nigerian community to build plastic bottle houses near Abuja. Furthermore, her mentoring of three Nigerian and one Indian Association of Commonwealth University Blue Charter fellows since 2018, as part of the Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework, has stimulated her to help more researchers in the global south. The champion is keen to engage with a network of a broad range of communities to enhance the quality of life in the global south by tackling global development challenges. She hopes to make genuine contribution.

Boksun Kim
Dr Boksun Kim, Associate Professor of Structural Engineering

Getting to net zero: a systems approach

As a Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers Champion, Dr Boksun Kim at the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has been featured in one of the National Engineering Policy Centre’s ‘Getting to Net Zero’ video series and talks about challenges in the use of recycle aggregates in Southeast Asia. 
Watch all episodes of Getting to Net Zero 

Our events

Webinar 1. 19 January 2021 – Recycled aggregates and use in concrete construction: the basics

Webinar 2. 26 January 2021 – Sustainability of recycled aggregates

Webinar 3. 9 February 2021 – Effects of recycled aggregate concrete on societies


Webinar 4. 23 February 2021 – British standards and the use of recycled aggregate in concrete

Webinar 5. 9 March 2021 – Performance of recycled aggregate concrete: strength and stiffness

Webinar 6. 23 March 2021 – Performance of recycled aggregate concrete: durability

Webinar 7. 11 May, now rescheduled to 22 June 2021 Case studies of recycled aggregate concrete in India

Webinar 8. 25 May 2021 – Quality control of recycled aggregate concrete

Webinar 9. 8 June 2021 – Towards standardisation of recycled aggregate concrete

Webinar 10. 6 July 2021 – Design strategy for recycled aggregate concrete

In-person networking event in South East Asia

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