CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Konstantin G. SOBOLEV

sobolev @ uwm.edu 

Education

BS/MS summa cum laude (1988) Moscow State Civil Engineering University (MISI-MGSU), Russia

Ph.D. (1993) Research Institute of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete (NIIZhB), Russia

 

Academic Experience

 

Present Position:   Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, CEAS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, 2007-present

                              Professor of Civil Engineering, Doctorate Program on Construction Materials and Structures, Facultad de Ingeniería Civil, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Mexico, 2003-present

Prior Positions:       Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, European University of Lefke (LAU), North Cyprus, 1999 - 2003

                              Lecturer (part-time), Gazi University, Turkey, 1998-1999

 

Administrative Experience

 

Present Positions:  Member, Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute (ABI), USA, 2006

                              Member, Board of Directors, ACI - Northeast Mexico Chapter, Mexico, 2004

                              Member, Board of Directors, SCI Con Technologies, Turks and Caicos Islands, 2000

                              Member, Board of Directors, Milestone Architectural, USA, 2005

Prior Positions:       Head, Department of Civil Engineering, European University of Lefke, North Cyprus, 2000 - 2003

                              Manager, Research and Development, NIGBAS- Precast, ISIKLAR Holding, Turkey, 1998 - 1999

Head, Department of Fine Grinding and Powder Materials, Institute of Materials Research and Effective Technologies (IMET), Russia, 1994-1995

 

Industrial Experience

 

Present:                 Research Consultant, SCI Con Technologies, Turks and Caicos Islands, 2000

                              Research Consultant, Milestone Architectural, USA, 2005

Prior Positions:       Research Consultant, KROMSAN, SISECAM Holding, Turkey, 1999 - 2002

                              Research Consultant, NIGBAS – Precast Concrete, ISIKLAR Holding, Turkey, 1999 - 2003

                              Research Consultant, CIMSA, Turkey, 1997 - 1998

                              Research Consultant, Dogal Alci, Turkey, 1996 - 1997

                              Research Consultant, RD MNTS-Service, Ministry of Science, Russia, 1995 - 1996

Research Consultant, NIAT - Scientific Service, Russia, 1994 - 1996

Research Consultant, Panbao Cement, China, 1994 - 1995

                              Research Consultant, IMM-LITSO, Russia, 1989 - 1996

                              Research Consultant, Impuls-M, Russia, 1994 - 1995

                              Research Consultant, Sizaran Cement, Russia, 1994 - 1995 

Research Engineer/Associate, Chemical Admixtures Lab, NIIZhB, Russia, 1990 - 1994

Process Engineer, MZZhBT – Precast Concrete, Russia, 1988 - 1990

 

Honors and Awards

 

·        Member, Mexican Academy of Sciences (Academia Mexicana de Ciencias), 2007

·        Man of the Year, American Biographical Institute (ABI), USA, 2006

·        Metropolitan Who's Who, Executive and Professional Edition, USA, 2006

·        Research Scholarship, Educational Excellence Program, Programa de Mejoramiento al Profesorado (PROMEP), Mexico, 2005-2008

·        Research Scholarship, National Scientific Network - Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI), Mexico, 2005-2008

·        Scientist - 1st Grade, National Scientific Network - Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI), Mexico, 2004

·        International Scientist of the Year, International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, England, 2004

·        Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 7th edition, USA, 2003

·        Equivalency Certificate in Materials Science, YOK, Turkey, 2003

·        TTGV (Turkish Technology Development Foundation) Grant for Development of Double Wall Precast Panel at NIGBAS - Precast, Turkey, 1999 

·        NATO - TUBITAK Post- Doctoral Fellowship for Research on High-Performance Concrete, Turkey, 1996

·        MNTS Grant for Research of Cement Based Materials with Low Thermal Expansion, Russia, 1995

·        Impuls-M Grant for Research on High-Performance Concrete, Russia, 1995

·        NTTM Young Scientist Gold Star Medal for the Best Scientific Project, Russia, 1988

·        Moscow State Civil Engineering University (MISI-MGSU) Special Scholarship, Russia, 1985-1988

 

Membership in Professional Societies

 

·        Member, Mexican Academy of Sciences (Academia Mexicana de Ciencias), 2007

·        American Ceramic Society, USA

·        Foresight Nanotech Institute, USA

·        American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA

·        American Concrete Institute (ACI), USA

·        Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), USA

·        Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, USA

·        National Scientific Network - Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI), Mexico

·        ZNANIE - Scientific and Technical Society, Russia

 

Patents Granted

 

·        Complex Admixture and Method of Cement Based Materials Production. US 6645289B2, USA, 2003

·        Complex Admixture and Method of Cement Based Materials Production. TR 1999-02849B, Turkey, 2001

·        Method of Producing Lightweight Concrete Articles. SU 1595826A1, Russia, 1987

 

Sponsored Research

 

·        Application of nanotechnology for development of new generation of cement-based materials, $88.5k, CONACYT, Mexico, 2006 (pending)

·        Evaluation of the effect of mechano-chemical activation on properties of cement with nano-SiO2, $25k, PROMEP, Mexico, 2006 (pending)

·        Evaluation of the effect of mechano-chemical activation on properties of cement, $5.5k, PAICyT, Mexico, 2006

·        Development of nano-SiO2 based admixtures for high-performance cement-based materials, $155k, CONACYT, Mexico, 2005-2008

·        Investigation of the effect of nano-additives on properties of cement-based materials, $50k, PROMEP, Mexico, 2005

·        Development of simulation model for packing of large particulate composites, $5.5k, PAICyT, Mexico, 2005

·        The technology of fiber-reinforced composites for asbestos replacement, $10k, MILESTONE, USA, 2004

·        Development of cement and concrete additives based on thermally activated kaolin, $7.5k (matching grant), TUBITAK, Turkey, 2003

 

Invited/Keynote Speaker

 

·        Application of Nano-Materials in High-Performance Cement Composites”, ACI Session on Nanotechnology of Concrete: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives, Denver, USA, 2006

·        “Design of Nano-SiO2 for Optimal Performance in Cement”, NSF Workshop on Nano-Modification of Construction Materials, Gainesville, FL, USA, 2006

·        “Durability of High-Strength Concrete with High Volumes of Mineral Additives”, International Symposium on Durability of Concrete Construction, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 2006

·        ECO-Cement for Sustainable Construction”, Winfield International Conference on Eco-materials for Construction, China Association for Science and Technology, Beijing, China, 2006

·        “Nano-Concrete Technology: Ductile Concrete”, Presentation for Nanotech Institute, UTD, Dallas, TX, USA, 2005

·        “How Nanotechnology Can Change the Concrete World”, Presentation for ACI 236, ACI Fall Convention, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2004

·        “Packing of Large Particulate Assemblies”, Seminar, WTAMU, Canyon, TX, USA, 2004

·        “Simulation Model of Dense Spheres Packing”, Seminar, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 2004

·        “Packing of Particulate Assemblies”, Seminar, LAU, Lefke, North Cyprus, 2004

·        “Asbestos Replacement Technologies”, Seminar, Solonit-Milestone, Split, Croatia, 2004

·        “High Performance Cement”, Seminar, VOTORAN Cement, Curitiba, Brazil, 2002

·        2nd FAE International Symposium, LAU, Lefke, North Cyprus, 2002

·        “High Performance Cement”, Seminar, Nesher Cement, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2001

·        “ECO-Cement Utilizing Industrial By-products”, Seminar, KROMSAN, Mersin, Turkey 1999

·        “High Performance Cement”, Seminar, Holderbank, Zurich, Switzerland, 1997

·        “High Performance Cement and Concrete”, Seminar, CIMSA, Mersin, Turkey, 1997

·        “High Performance Concrete”, Seminar, Highway Administration, Ankara, Turkey, 1996

 

Committees

 

·        Member, AFN15T-Task Force on Nanotechnology-Based Concrete Materials - Transportation Research Board, USA

·        Member, Doctorate Council, Facultad de Ingeniería Civil, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

·        Member, Editorial Board, Journal CiENCiA UANL, Mexico

·        Reviewer, ACI Materials Journal, USA

·        Reviewer, RILEM Materials and Structures Journal, Netherlands

·        Reviewer, Cement and Concrete Research, UK

·        Reviewer, Cement and Concrete Composites, UK

·        Reviewer, Building and Environment Journal, UK

·        Chairman, ACI 236D - Nanotechnology of Cement and Concrete

·        Member, ACI 235 - Electronic Data Exchange (former Knowledge-Based Systems and Mathematical Modeling)

·        Member, ACI 236 - Material Science of Concrete

·        Member, ACI 236C - Computational Material Science (former Virtual Concrete Technology)

·        Member, ACI 338 - Workability of Fresh Concrete

·        Member, ACI 363 - High-Strength Concrete

·        Member, ACI 523 - Cellular Concrete

·        Member, ACI 544 - Fiber Reinforced Concrete

·        Co-Chairman, ACI Session on Nanotechnology of Concrete: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives, Sponsored by ACI 236, Denver, CO, USA, 2006

·        Chairman, 1st International Conference on Advanced Construction Materials, Monterrey, Mexico, 2006

·        Member, Scientific Committee, on 3rd Int. Symposium on Hybridized Materials with Super-Functions, Monterrey, Mexico, 2006

·        Member, Organizing Committee, Int. Symposium on Concrete Durability in memory of Raymundo Rivera, Monterrey, Mexico, 2005

·        Member, Scientific Committee, 2nd - 4th FAE Int. Symposiums, LAU, Lefke, North Cyprus, 2002-2006

·        Member, Scientific Committee, 10th Year FAE Symposium, LAU, Lefke, North Cyprus, 2000

·        Member, Scientific Committee, Int. Conf. on Infrastructure Regeneration and Rehabilitation: Improving the Quality of Life through Better Construction - A Vision for the Next Millennium, Sheffield, UK, 1999

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journals

 

·        Arikan M., Sobolev K., Ertün T., Yeginobali A., and Türker P., Properties of Blended Cements Based on Thermally Activated Kaolin. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS (in press).

·        Amirjanov A. and Sobolev K., Optimization of Computer Simulation Model for Packing of Concrete Aggregates. PARTICULATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (in press).

·        Sobolev K. and Batrakov V., The Effect of a Polyethylhydrosiloxane Admixture on the Durability of Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials. ASCE JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, Vol. 19, No.10, 2007, pp. 809-819.

·        Sobolev K., Türker P., Soboleva S., and Iscioglu G., Utilization of Waste Glass in Eco-Cement: Properties and Microstructural Observations. WASTE MANAGEMENT, Vol. 27, No. 7, 2007, pp. 971-976.

·        Juárez C., Valdez P., Durán A., and Sobolev K., The Diagonal Tension Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beams. CEMENT AND CONCRETE COMPOSITES Vol. 29, No. 5, 2007, pp. 402-408.

·        Sobolev K. and Amirjanov A., The Simulation of Particulate Materials Packing based on the Solid Suspension Model. ADVANCED POWDER TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2007, pp. 261–271.

·        Albayrak M., Aras A., Arikan M., and Sobolev K., Evaluation of Selected Kaolins as a Raw Material for the Turkish Cement and Concrete Industry. CLAY MINERALS, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2007, pp. 233-244.

·        Amirjanov A. and Sobolev K., Fractal Properties of Dense Packing of Spherical Particles. MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Vol. 14, 2006, pp. 789–798.

·        Sobolev K., Flores I.V., and Ferrada-Gutiérrez M., Nanotechnology of Concrete, CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, Vol. 10, No. 58, 2006, pp. 38-42.

·        Amirjanov A. and Sobolev K., Genetic Algorithm for Cost Optimization of Modified Multi-Component Binders. BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT Vol. 41, No. 2, 2006, pp. 195-203.

·        Amirjanov A. and Sobolev K., Optimal Proportioning of Concrete Aggregates Using a Self-Adaptive Genetic Algorithm. COMPUTERS AND CONCRETE, Vol. 2, No. 5, 2005, pp. 411-421.

·        Sobolev K. and Ferrada-Gutiérrez M., How Nanotechnology Can Change the Concrete World:  Part 2. AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY BULLETIN, No. 11, 2005, pp. 16-19.

·        Sobolev K. and Ferrada-Gutiérrez M., How Nanotechnology Can Change the Concrete World:  Part 1. AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY BULLETIN, No. 10, 2005, pp. 14-17.

·        Sobolev K., Mechano-Chemical Modification of Cement with High Volumes of Blast Furnace Slag. CEMENT AND CONCRETE COMPOSITES, Vol. 27, No. 7-8, 2005, pp. 848-853.

·        Sobolev K., and Yeginobali A., The Development of High Strength Mortars with Improved Thermal and Acid Resistance. CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2005, pp. 578-583.

·        Sobolev K., and Podmore C., Vicon - Una Gran Idea. CONSTRUCCIÓN Y TECNOLOGÍA, 11, 2004, pp. 52-55. (also available in Chinese: Vicon)

·        Sobolev K., Podmore C., Öksüz E., and Akinci T., Architectural Pre-Cast Concrete: Development, Production and Application. CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, 9(49), 2004, pp. 42-52.

·        Sobolev K., The Development of a New Method for the Proportioning of High-Performance Concrete Mixtures. CEMENT AND CONCRETE COMPOSITES, Vol. 26, No. 7, 2004, pp. 901-907.

·        Sobolev K, and Amirjanov A., The Development of a Simulation Model of the Dense Packing of Large Particulate Assemblies. POWDER TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 141, No. 1-2, 2004, pp. 155-160.

·        Sobolev K. and Amirjanov A., A Simulation Model of the Dense Packing of Particulate Materials. ADVANCED POWDER TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2004, pp. 365-376.

·        Sobolev K., Recycling of Waste Glass in Eco-Cement. AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY BULLETIN, USA, Vol. 82, No.9, 2003, pp. 9501-9507.

·        Sobolev K., The Effect of Complex Admixtures on Cement Properties and Development of a Test Procedure for the Evaluation of High-Strength Cements. ADVANCES IN CEMENT RESEARCH, Vol. AC15, No. 2, UK, 2003, pp. 65-75.

·        Sobolev K., and Arikan M., High Volume Mineral Additive ECO- Cement. AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY BULLETIN, USA, Vol. 81, No. 1, 2002, pp. 39-43.

·        Arikan M., and Sobolev K., The Optimization of a Gypsum-Based Composite Material. CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH, Vol. 32, No. 11, 2002, pp. 1725-1728.

·        Sobolev K., High Performance Cement: Solution for Next Millennium. MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 14, No. 4, UK, 1999, pp. 191-193.

·        Sobolev K., Sustainable Development of the Cement Industry and Blended Cements to Meet Ecological Challenges. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL, 3, 2003, pp. 308-318.

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., Complex Admixture and Method of Cement Based Materials Production, TR 1999 - 02849B. TPE PATENT BULLETIN, 2001/59-21.05.2001, Ankara, Turkey, 2001, p. 53. 

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., Complex Admixture and Method of Cement Based Materials Production. International PCT Application PCT/TR98/00008, WIPO Publication No WO98/54108, Vienna, Austria, 1998. 

·        Arikan M., Sobolev K., and Podmore C., More Cement for Less Cost: Benchmarking Boosts Profitability in the Cement Industry. CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, 7(41), 2003, pp. 51-62.

·        Sobolev K. and Arikan M., Production Process of High Volume Mineral Additive ECO- Cement: Part II - Feasibility Analysis. CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, March-April, 2002, pp. 56-65.

·        Sobolev K., and Arikan M., Production Process of High Volume Mineral Additive ECO- Cement: Part I - Research Background. CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, January-February, 2002, pp. 54-61.

·        Sobolev K., White Cement: Problems of Production and Quality. CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, July-August, 2001, pp. 34-42.

·        Yeginobali A., Sobolev K., Soboleva S., and Kiyici B., Heat Resistance of High-Strength Cement from Blast Furnace Slag. CEMENT AND CONCRETE WORLD, 5(26), 2000, pp. 31-47.

·        Sobolev K. and Podmore C. VICON: the Next Big Thing? GLOBAL CEMENT AND LIME MAGAZINE, UK, June 2001, pp. 14-15. (also available in Chinese: Vicon)

 

Books

 

·        Sobolev K., Methods of Manufacturing and Curing Concrete, Chapter of the bookICE Manual of Construction Materials”, Ed. Forde, Michael C., Thomas Telford, 2008 (preparation).

·        Sobolev K. and Shah S.P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the ACI Session on Nanotechnology of Concrete: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives, Denver, USA, ACI, 2006 (preparation).

·        Sobolev K. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Construction Materials, Monterrey, México, UANL, 2006, ISBN-970-694-346-3 (preparation).

 

Norms/Analytical Documents

 

·        Chiara F. Ferraris, Eric Koehler, Sofiane Amziane, Neil J. Crockett, Kamal H. Khayat, Konstantin Sobolev, Lynn E. Brower, Peter L. Domone, Moncef L. Nehdi, Mohammed Sonebi, Van K. Bui, Sinan Turhan Erdogan, H. Celik Ozyildirim, Jussara Tanesi, Samir E. Chidiac, David W. Fowler, Vincent Picandet, Kejin Wang, Peter A. Claisse, Aulis Kappi, C. Cornman, A. Mekhatria, J. Daczko, A. Jeknavorian, and E. Nordenswan, Report on Measurements of Workability and Rheology of Fresh Concrete, ACI 238.1R-08, ACI, USA, 2006, 70 pp.

·        Edward M. “Ned” Glysson, Ronald E. Barnett, Felipe Babbitt, Bill T. Dye, Fouad H. Fouad, Dean M. Golden, Werner H. Gumpertz, Wenyi Hu, Keith Itzler, Richard E. Klingner, Leo A. Legatski, Daniel L. Liotti, Frances A. McNeal-Page, Ali M. Memari, Edgar Nunez, Caijun Shi, Konstantin Sobolev, Jennifer E. Tanner, Peter T. Yen, Ronald F. Zollo, Guide for Cellular Concretes Above 50 pcf, ACI 523.3R-XX, ACI, USA, 2006, 27 pp. (revision)

·        Edward M. “Ned” Glysson, Ronald E. Barnett, Felipe Babbitt, Daniel L. Liotti, Bill T. Dye, Frances A. McNeal-Page, Fouad H. Fouad, Ali M. Memari, Dean M. Golden, Edgar Nunez, Werner H. Gumpertz, Caijun Shi, Wenyi Hu, Konstantin Sobolev, Keith Itzler, Jennifer E. Tanner, Richard E. Klingner, Peter T. Yen, Leo A. Legatski, Ronald F. Zollo, Guide for Cast-in-Place Low-Density Cellular Concrete, ACI 523.1R, ACI, USA, 2006, 13 pp.

·        Sobolev K., State of the Art Report on Asbestos Replacement. Analytical Report, MILESTONE, Amarillo, USA, 2004, 125 pp.

·        Sobolev K., Russian Cement Industry in 1991-1993. Analytical Report, YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISER, Moscow, Russia, 1994, 51 pp. (in Russian)

·        Batrakov V., Silina E., Sobolev K., and Zigulev N., Recommendations on Production and Application of the High-Strength and Super-High-Strength Highly Dense Concrete with Microsilica. RECOMMENDATIONS – STATE SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CONCRETE AND REINFORCED CONCRETE (NIIZhB), Moscow, Russia, 1992, 12 pp. (in Russian)

 

Conference Publications

 

·        Sobolev K. and Hermosillo R., The Effect of Mechano-Chemical Activation on Properties of High-Performance Cement, JEAN PERA SYMPOSIUM ON SPECIALTY CEMENTS AND SUSTAINABILITY, 2007 (in press).

·        Sobolev K., Flores I., Hermosillo R., and Torres-Martínez L.M., Application of nanomaterials in high-performance cement composites, PROCEEDINGS OF ACI SESSION ON NANOTECHNOLOGY OF CONCRETE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES, Denver, USA, 2006 (in press). 

·        Amirjanov A. and Sobolev K., Evolutionary Approach for Cost Optimization of Modified Multi-Component Binders, 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, Monterrey, México, 2006 (in press).

·        Flores I., Garza-Tovar L.L., Torres-Martínez L.M., and Sobolev K., Effect of Nano-SiO2 on Properties of Cement Based Materials, 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, Monterrey, México, 2006 (in press). 

·        Hermosillo R., Alvarez-Méndez, A., and Sobolev K., Effect of Complex Admixture on Properties of High-Performance Cement, 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, Monterrey, México, 2006 (in press).

·        Türker P., Sobolev K., Valdez P., and Iscioglu G., Microstructure of Eco-Cement With High Volumes of Waste Glass, 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, Monterrey, México, 2006 (in press).

·        Sobolev K., Durability of High-Strength Concrete with High-Volumes of Mineral Additives, INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DURABILITY OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, Milwaukee, USA, 2006

·        Sobolev K. and Amirjanov A., A Simulation Model of the Packing Arrangements of Concrete Aggregates, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES & CONCRETE QUALITY WORKSHOP, Tempe, USA, 2005.

·        Sobolev K. and Naik T.R. Performance as a Factor for Sustainability of the Cement Industry. CANMET/ACI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF CEMENT AND CONCRETE, Toronto, Canada, 2005, pp. 295 - 312.

·        Sobolev K. and Batrakov V., The Effect of a Polysiloxane-Based Admixture on the Freezing and Thawing Resistance of Concrete with High Volumes of Mineral Additives, RAYMUNDO RIVERA  INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DURABILITY OF CONCRETE, Monterrey, Mexico, 2005, pp. 469-485.

·        K. Sobolev, P. Türker, A. Yeginobali and T. Ertün, Development of Eco-Cement Containing High Volumes of Waste Glass, THE FOURTH ASIAN-AUSTRALASIAN CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS (ACCM-4): COMPOSITES TECHNOLOGIES FOR 2020, Sydney, Australia, 2004.

·        K. Sobolev, P. Türker, A. Yeginobali and B. Erdogan, Microstructure and Properties of Eco-Cement Containing Waste Glass, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES, UK, 2004.

·        K. Sobolev, The Role of Industrial Laboratories in Developing New Products: Case of Architectural Pre-Cast Concrete, XX MEXICAN NATIONAL REUNION OF LABORATORIES FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS “LABORATORIES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET”, Mexico, 2004 (CD).

·        K. Sobolev, A. Amirjanov,  R. Hermosillo and F.C. Lozano, Packing of Aggregates as an Approach to Optimizing the Proportioning of Concrete Mixtures. AGGREGATES: ASPHALT CONCRETE, PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE, BASES, AND FINES – ICAR/AFTRE/NSSGA SYMPOSIUM, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2004 (CD).

·        Türker P., Sobolev K., Ertün T., and Yeginobali A., Influence of a Finely Ground Waste Glass on the Microstructure Development of Cement Pastes, 26th INTERNATIONAL ICMA / PCA CONFERENCE ON CEMENT MICROSCOPY - CEMENTS OF THE 21st CENTURY, San Antonio, USA, 2004 (CD).

·        Sobolev K., Effect of Complex Admixtures on Strength Properties of Ultra High Strength Cement. ICCC-2003 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, South Africa, 2003 (CD).

·        Sobolev K. and Arikan M., Development of High Volume Mineral Additive Cement.  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, ACE-2002, Kharagpur, India, 2002, pp. 1451-1459.

·        Sobolev K., Properties of Ultra High Strength Cement. CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING MATERIALS, Vol. 1, San Jose, CA, USA, 2001, pp. 577-587.

·        Sobolev K., Soboleva S., Gökmenoglu Z., and Sönmezocak N., The Art of Better Cement Making: Consideration of Strength. CEMENT AND CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY IN THE 2000-s: II- INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Istanbul, Turkey, 2000, pp. 200-207.

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., High Performance Cement: Discovering New Horizons. CREATING WITH CONCRETE - INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, Dundee, UK, 1999, pp. 211-217.

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., Design and Production of High Performance Cement, Mortars and Concrete. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE AND REACTIVE POWDER CONCRETE, Sherbrooke, Canada, Vol. 2, 1998, pp. 329-344.

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., High Performance Concrete Mix Proportioning. FOURTH CANMET/ACI/JCI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY, SP179, Tokushima, Japan, 1998, pp. 421-438.

·        Yeginobali A., Sobolev K., Soboleva S., and Tokyay M., High Strength Natural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete with Silica Fume. SIXTH CANMET/ACI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FLY ASH, SILICA FUME, SLAG AND NATURAL POZZOLANS IN CONCRETE, SP178-38, Bangkok, Thailand, 1998, pp. 739-758.

·        Batrakov G. and Sobolev K., Multicomponent Cement Based Superplasticized High Strength Concretes: Design, Properties and Optimization. FIFTH CANMET/ACI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FLY ASH, SILICA FUME, SLAG AND NATURAL POZZOLANS IN CONCRETE, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 1995, pp. 695-710.

 

Supplementary Publications

 

·        Ali-Zade P., Ustun O., Vardarli F., and Sobolev K., The Development of Electro-Magnetic Hydro Cyclone Separator for Purification of Waste Water. WATER AND ENVIRONMENT JOURNAL (in press).

·        Sobolev K. and Flores I.V., Nanotechnology and Concrete Science. CONCRETE INTERNATIONAL (rewriting).

·        Sobolev K., Podmore C., Öksüz E., and Akinci T., Concreto Arquitectónico Premoldeado: Desarrollo, Producción y Aplicación. CONSTRUCCIÓN Y TECNOLOGÍA, No. 5, 2005, pp. 38-45 (in Spanish).

·        Sobolev K., Vicon - Una Gran Idea. NOTICRETO, No. 75, 2005, pp. 64-67 (in Spanish).

·        Sobolev K., Flores I., Hermosillo R., and Belarbi D.J., Properties of High-Performance Cement with Nano-SiO2 Based Superplasticizer, ADVANCED STRUCTURAL MATERIALS SYMPOSIUM, THE XIV INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS RESEARCH CONGRESS, Cancún, México, 2005.

·        Türker P., Sobolev K., and Naik T.R., Investigation of Microstructure Development of ECO- Cement with High Volumes of Waste Glass, MICROSTRUCTURE CHARACTERIZATION SYMPOSIUM, THE XIV INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS RESEARCH CONGRESS, Cancún, México, 2005.

·        K. Sobolev, P. Türker, S. Soboleva and A. Yeginobali, Properties of Eco-Cement with High Volumes of Waste Glass, 6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HYBRIDIZED MATERIALS WITH SUPER-FUNCTIONS, Mexico, 2004.

·        K. Sobolev, Development of Sustainable ECO-Cement Technology, XIII INTERNATIONAL MATERIALS RESEARCH CONGRESS, Mexico, 2004 (CD).

·        Sobolev G.M., and Sobolev K.G., High Quality Concrete for Bridge Structures.  ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF KOSTROMA STATE AGRICULTURAL ACADEMY, KGSHA-2003, Vol. 61, Kostroma, Russia, 2003, pp. 48-56. (in Russian)

·        Sobolev K., and Arikan M., Feasibility Analysis of ECO- Cement. BULLETIN OF THE CHAMBER OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, Nicosia, Cyprus, TRNC, No. 7, April, 2003, pp. 51-59 (in Turkish).

·        Sobolev K. and Arikan M., Development of High Volume Mineral Additive ECO- Cement. BULLETIN OF THE CHAMBER OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, Nicosia, Cyprus, TRNC, No. 6, January, 2003, pp. 24-29 (in Turkish).

·        Sobolev K., Development of New Method for High - Performance Concrete Mixture Proportioning. BULLETIN OF THE CHAMBER OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, Nicosia, Cyprus, TRNC, No. 5, October, 2002, pp. 12-18 (in Turkish).

·        Sobolev K., Sustainable Development of the Cement Industry and Blended Cements to Meet Ecological Challenges. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE EPMR-2002, Nicosia, Cyprus, TRNC, 2002.

·        Sobolev K., Evaluation of HP/HVMA Cement Impact on the Environment. CREATING THE FUTURE - 2nd FAE INT. SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, Cyprus, TRNC, 2002, pp. 133-138.

·        Gokmenoglu Z. and Sobolev K., Solid Waste-Cement Composite Construction Materials. CREATING THE FUTURE - 2nd FAE INT. SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, Cyprus, TRNC, 2002, pp. 153-158.

·        Arikan M. and Sobolev K., The Effect of Chemical Admixtures on Properties of Gypsum Plasters. CREATING THE FUTURE - 2nd FAE INT. SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, Cyprus, TRNC, 2002, pp. 175-179.

·        Sobolev G.M., Sobolev K.G., Cibalkin S.V., and Dubrovina U.U., Development of a Resource Effective Concrete Technology.  ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF KOSTROMA STATE AGRICULTURAL ACADEMY, KGSHA-2001, Vol. 59, Kostroma, Russia, 2001, pp. 66-69. (in Russian)

·        Sobolev K. and Arikan M., High Volume Mineral Admixtures Cement for Utilization of Industrial By-Products and Waste. THE EUROPEAN UNION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND THE CASE OF CYPRUS MINES CONFERENCE, Lefke, Cyprus, TRNC, 2001, pp. 167-176. 

·        Sobolev K., Soboleva S., Gökmenoglu Z., and Sönmezocak N., Development of High Performance Cement for High Strength. CREATING FOR FUTURE - 10th YEAR FAE SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, Cyprus, TRNC, 2000, pp. 165-171.

·        Sobolev K., Soboleva S., Yeginobali A., and Kiyici B., Thermal and Chemical Resistance of High Strength Cement Based Mortars. CREATING FOR FUTURE - 10th YEAR FAE SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, Cyprus, TRNC, 2000, pp. 262-271. 

·        Sobolev K., Oksuz E., Akinci T., Application of Architectural Concrete in Pre-Cast Concrete Panels. CREATING FOR FUTURE - 10th YEAR FAE SYMPOSIUM, Lefke, Cyprus, TRNC,  2000, pp. 256-261.  

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., High Performance Cement: form Idea to Industrial Trials. SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY, Orlando, USA, 1998.

·        Yeginobali A., Sobolev K., Soboleva S., and Kiyici B., Thermal Resistance of Blast Furnace Slag High Strength Cement. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MINERAL ADMIXTURES IN CEMENT, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997.

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., Eco-Balance of High Performance Cement. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MINERAL ADMIXTURES IN CEMENT, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997.

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., Environmental Aspects of High Performance Cement. FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CEMENT INDUSTRY, Assiut, Egypt, 1997.

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., High Strength Concrete Mix Design and Properties Optimization. FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, Magusa, Cyprus, TRNC,  1996, pp. 189-202.

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., High Performance Indigenous Cement. XXIV WORLD HOUSING CONGRESS, Ankara, Turkey, 1996, pp. 331-341.

·        Sobolev K., Silina E., and Zigulev N., High- and Ultra High- Strength Concrete. CONFERENCE ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES, Moscow, Russia, 1993 (in Russian)

·        Batrakov G., Sobolev K., Kaprielov S., Silina E., and Zigulev N., High- Strength Concrete with Low Cement Content. CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE ADMIXTURES FOR PRECAST CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY, Moscow, Russia, 1992 (in Russian)

·        Sobolev K., Silina E., and Zigulev N., High Strength High Frost Resistant Concrete with Microsilica, Superplasticizers and Complex Admixtures. ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF TECHNOLOGY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, Penza, Russia, 1992, pp. 37-39. (in Russian)

·        Batrakov V., Sobolev K., Silina E., and Zigulev N., High- Strength Concrete. CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE ADMIXTURES, Chernovci, Ukraine, 1992 (in Russian)

·        Sobolev K. and Soboleva S., Light Weight Concretes with Polymer Admixtures. XXII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE AND REINFORCED CONCRETE, Irkutsk, Russia, 1990 (in Russian)

·        Sobolev K. and Zhukov A. Light Weight Styrofoam Concrete. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY, Zelena Gura, Poland, 1988 (in Russian)

 

 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

 

2004-2008

·        Development of photocatalytic cement-based materials

·        Development of advanced cement and concrete additives based on thermally activated kaolin

·        Investigation of strength development of Mg-oxychloride and Mg-phosphate binders

·        Update of computer program for packing of large arrays (up to 10 millions) of spheres

·        Computer modeling of dense Apollonian packings of particulate materials using genetic algorithm

·        Development of lightweight fireproofing wall system

·        Industrial trials high performance cement technology

 

2003

·        Investigation of microstructure development of high performance cement pastes

·        Investigation of microstructure of ECO cement incorporating large volumes of waste glass

·        Investigation of strength development of high-performance cement based mortars with granulated blast furnace slag

·        Development and technological evaluation of advanced cement and concrete additives based on thermally activated kaolin

·        Development of a new product based on thermally activated kaolin for plant protection

·        Investigation of strength development of high performance cement based mortars

·        Computer modeling of “real” packings of particulate materials

·        Development of research and educational construction materials lab

 

2002

·        Development of computer program for packing of “real” particulate systems

·        Development of computer program for optimal proportioning of aggregates

·        Analysis of Turkish kaolinite for their applicability in cement industry

·        Development of ECO cement incorporating large volumes of waste glass

·        Development of architectural concrete technology for precast application

·        Computer modeling of dense packings of particulate materials

·        Development of computer program for packing of large arrays (up to 5 millions) of spheres

 

2001

·        Design of earthquake resistant “model” residential house composed of reinforced concrete and steel

·        Utilization of chromium containing waste in ceramic and geopolymers

·        Development of energy absorbing earthquake resistant precast wall panel

·        Development of ECO cement incorporating large volumes of waste boron gypsum

·        Development of ECO cement incorporating large volumes of limestone filler

·        Investigation of setting time and strength development of cements containing waste gypsum as set regulating admixture

·        Selection of raw materials/admixtures and design of composition of cement based dry mortars and plasters

 

2000

·        Development of energy absorbing earthquake resistant precast wall panel

·        Investigation of chromium leaching from mortars containing waste sludge

·        Utilization of chromium containing waste in cement and concrete

·        Feasibility study on complex admixture manufacturing process

·        Improvement of earthquake resistance of precast structure of sport facility

·        Development of lightweight concrete based on Styrofoam aggregates 

·        Development of footings design module combining Excel and Auto CAD

 

1999

·        Development and application of double wall panel, project - winner of Turkish Technology Development Foundation (TTGV) competition

·        Industrial trials on production of double wall panel

·        Industrial trials on utilization of waste concrete and cement sludge

·        Optimization of technology of paving stones

·        Laboratory research on compatibility of chemical admixtures

·        Feasibility study on production of decorative concrete tiles

·        Design of polymer concrete for repair of reinforced concrete poles

 

1998

·        Development of computer program for design of reinforced concrete poles

·        Design, manufacturing and application of precast concrete retaining wall system

·        Development and application of energy saving system for precast concrete heat treatment

·        Development and application of architectural precast concrete

·        Development of light weight aggregate based “no-fines” concrete

·        Research for utilization of waste concrete and cement sludge

·        Development of computer program for aggregates packing

·        Feasibility study on application of high performance cement technology

 

1997

·        Computer based design and optimization of concrete mixtures

·        Laboratory investigation of the performance of chemical admixtures in ready mixed concrete

·        Laboratory investigation on high performance cement

·        Laboratory investigation on gas- and foam- concrete with reduced unit weight

·        Semi - Industrial trials of complex admixture and high performance cement technology

·        Application of computer program for optimal proportioning of aggregates

·        Research on the plasticizer’s effect on rheology of cement paste, slump and strength of concrete

·        Laboratory tests of high performance and sulfate resistant cements

·        Field tests of high performance cement’s resistance to chemical attack for application in chemical industry

·        Selection of raw materials/admixtures and optimization of composition of gypsum plasters

·        Investigation of strength development of gypsum plasters

 

1996

·        Investigation of high performance and high volume fly ash/slag cement

·        Development of mixture proportioning method of high- strength light- weight aggregate concrete

·        Research of workability, plastic shrinkage and strength of high- strength light- weight aggregate mortars and concrete

·        Application of high performance cement for anchoring of reinforcement for retrofit of damaged structures

·        Computer modeling of high- strength natural light weight aggregate mortars and concrete

·        Optimization of high performance cement for high thermal (up to 700 0C) and acid resistance (30%- HCl)

·        Optimization of composition and investigation of strength development of high performance cement

·        Feasibility study  on reconstruction of ready mix concrete plant

·        Utilizing of fly ash in cement: environmental assessment of the project

·        Industrial trials and application of high performance concrete

 

1995

·        Investigation of strength of high performance cement based mortars

·        Development of admixture for water proofing and strengthening of industrial floors

·        Development of materials with low thermal expansion for machine-tool applications

·        Development and trials of technology of decorative tiles

·        Development and trials of architectural concrete for bas-reliefs and sculptures

·        Development of high strength cement- based materials

·        Development of a technology of mechano-activated cement (MAC)

·        Design of equipment for production of high performance cement, dry mortars and concrete

·        Laboratory trials of high strength cement

·        Laboratory trials of utilization of alum process waste

·        Feasibility study on production of high volume fly ash cement

 

1994

·        Development of a technologies of finely ground powder materials: pigments, fillers, limestone, ferromagnetic, industrial waste, polymers

·        Investigation of rheological behavior of cement paste modified by polymers

·        Development of polymer modified cement based materials with high tensile strength

·        Development of a new technology of materials with low thermal expansion and high thermal resistance

·        Feasibility study on reconstruction of cement plant

·        Industrial trials of cement kiln heat exchanger

·        Laboratory trials of high strength cement, high volume sand cement and waste gypsum based cement

·        Laboratory trials of high strength cement and high volume fly ash cement

 

1993

·        Industrial trials and application of concrete with low cement factor

·        Development of the technology of high- performance concrete with enhanced workability

·        State Research Program PROGRESS IN CONSTRUCTION  - 2000

·        Development and application of computer based method for experiment planning

·        Development of complex admixtures for application in shotcrete

·        Utilization of leather treatment waste and electrolyte waste in concrete

·        Utilization of waste of rubber catalyst in cement and concrete

·        Development of the technology of color/decorative tiles

·        Development of the technology of densification of silica fume

·        Development of high performance concrete for application in oil/petrol tanks

·        Development of architectural concrete for restoration projects

 

1987-1992

·        Development of high performance concrete with high volumes of fly ash or slag

·        Complex evaluation of rheology and strength of cement systems by computer modeling

·        Development of computer models/method of high strength concrete mixture proportioning

·        Investigation of the effect of the superplasticizer type on strength of mortars,

·        Development of abrasion resistant high strength materials