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This conference will not be held as originally scheduled.

TRB has been closely monitoring the evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our volunteers, sponsors, meeting guests, staff, and the greater community are of utmost importance to us. In light of the current situation, we regret that the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology of Cement and Concrete, cannot be held as scheduled.

Any decision regarding whether to re-schedule the event or to hold it in some other format, will be made at a later date.

All registration fees that have been collected will be refunded to the original method of payment. 

If you are a registrant and already have made a hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, please be sure to cancel that reservation as soon as possible. Failure to do so could result in your being charged a no-show fee.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact TRBmeetings@nas.edu.




Sponsored by
Standing Committee on Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete (AFN10)
Subcommittee on Nanotechnology-Based Concrete Materials (AFN10(1))
Standing Committee on Properties of Concrete (AFN20) 

TRB is sponsoring 2NCC20 the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology of Cement and Concrete on May 20-22, 2020, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Irvine, California. Nanomodification and nanoengineering of concrete is capable of dramatically improving its tensile strength, toughness, ductility, and durability properties which is vital for modern transportation infrastructure. The conference will explore the impact of nanotechnology on behavior and performance of cement based materials and concrete. Read more 


Registration Type

Early Bird

(Expires Marc 13)

(Expires April 13)

(After April 13)





TRB Sponsor1








Patron Various levels available; all packages include at least one complimentary regstration. Additional attendees should register at the General rate.

Optional Items




Thursday Reception

for Guests of Registrants


Registration fees include all sessions and meetings materials, the Thursday evening reception, and continental breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. Guests of attendees are welcome to attend the reception (note the additional fee for guest tickets).

1 For TRB Sponsors only (including State DOTs). You must be a Sponsor prior to registration. To see if your organization is a TRB Sponsor, you may view a listing of all TRB Sponsors

2 For full-time students only. Valid student ID required onsite.


Code of Conduct: TRB is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and follows the NASEM guidelines in preventing discrimination, harassment, and bullying of participants at NASEM events, including TRB conferences.

Who Should Attend? 

The first TRB conference on nanotechnology for cement and concrete in 2010 was instituted to exchange the ideas and scientific results vital for the development of modern and sustainable transportation infrastructure. Following this success, the world’s leading researchers in the field of nanotechnology of cement and concrete will be brought together by 2NCC20.

This event will provide the opportunity for participants to gain exposure to the cutting-edge research conducted in the U.S., Europe, and other countries reported by the top investigators in the field.  Attendance of transportation engineers, scientists, and students is vital for the success of 2NCC20 conference: it will bring research results to the community and allow engineers and scientists to evaluate and implement the results of investigation. The global connections will lead to generation of new ideas, active collaborations, and greater interactions.


The conference will be held at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Irvine (only 16.5 miles away from Disneyland, Anaheim), California.

All conference participants will be required to register. Registration information and fees will be available on TRB's Calendar website in the latter part of 2019.

Please contact Nelson Gibson for more information and package details.

    Conference Chairs

    • Konstantin Sobolev, USA
    • Surendra Shah, USA

    Scientific Committee

    • Kejin Wang, USA, Scientific Committee Chair
    • Maria Konsta-Gdoutos, USA, Scientific Committee Co-Chair
    • Sungchul Bae, South Korea
    • Nele de Belie, Belgium
    • Bjorn Birgisson, USA
    • Klaas van Breugel, The Netherlands
    • Henri van Damme, France, USA
    • F. Dehn, Germany
    • Jorge Dolado, Spain
    • Wenhui Duan, Australia
    • Marcelo Gonzalez, Chile
    • Karin Habermehl-Cwirzen, Sweden, Finland
    • Michael Haist, Germany
    • Marwa Hassan, USA
    • P.K. Hou, China, USA
    • John Kevern, USA
    • Kamal Khayat, USA
    • Jae Hong Kim, South Korea
    • Konrad Krakowiak, USA
    • Sabine Kruschwitz, Germany
    • Kimberly Kurtis, USA
    • Wengui Li, Australia
    • Viktor Mechtcherine, Germany
    • Anol Mukhopadhyay, USA
    • Harald Müller, Germany
    • Jose Munoz, USA
    • Scott Muzenski, USA
    • Jiri Nemecek, Czechoslovakia
    • Karthik Obla, USA
    • Jan Olek, USA
    • Bekir Pekmezci, Turkey
    • Roland Pellenq, USA
    • Johann Plank, Germany
    • Chi Sun Poon, Hong Kong
    • Antonio Porro, Spain
    • Mohammad Qomi, USA
    • Farshad Rajabipour, USA
    • Laila Raki, Canada
    • Mahmoud Reda Taha, USA
    • Wolfram Schmidt, Germany
    • Surendra Shah, USA
    • Konstantin Sobolev, USA
    • Mohammed Sonebi, England
    • Dietmar Stephan, Germany
    • Franz-Josef Ulm, USA
    • Igor de la Varga, USA
    • Ya Wei, China
    • Charles Weiss, USA
    • Jason Weiss, USA
    • Huigang Xiao, China