A researcher from LabMAT carried out a stay in the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Date: March 9, 2022

Maria Jose Varela, Assistant Researcher of LabMAT, carried out a short stay in the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) during January and February 2022.

Specifically, she worked in the Concrete & Asphalt Lab (led by Prof. Pietro Lura) under the supervision of the senior researcher Dr Martin Arraigada.

In LabMAT, Maria Jose is leading the Research Project FONDEF VIU20P0022 funded by the Chilean National Research and Development Agency (ANID) through the program Valorisation of Research in the University (VIU). This research project aims to develop a novel self-healing asphalt mixture using blast furnace dust and induction heating.

As a Research Group, we congratulate Maria Jose on this successful stay. Congratulations!!!