Federica Boscaro is a PhD student working with Prof. Dr. Robert J. Flatt on the development of compatible superplasticizers for low clinker cements since September 2016.
She completed her M.S. degree in Geology and Technical Geology in March 2016 at Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy), under the supervision of Dr. Maria Chiara Dalconi and Dr. Luca Valentini. Her M.S. thesis was focused on the investigation of the effect of a new accelerating admixture (developed by Mapei S.p.A.) on the microstructure and hydration kinetics of tricalcium silicate by a numerical and experimental point of view.
From January to May 2015, she studied at the Department of Geosciences and Geography of the University of Helsinki (Finland).
She completed her B.S. degree in Geological Science in December 2013 at Università degli studi di Padova (Italy).
Federica's PhD work is focused on the development and optimization of compatible activators and non-commercial superplasticizers in new low clinker cements for the Swiss mass market.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication
Development of Compatible Admixtures for New Sustainable Concrete
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