Academic Career and Research Areas
The research of Alisa Machner (*1989) focusses on mineral construction materials with the objective to improve the eco-efficiency of their production and application. In her research, she investigates the fundamental mechanisms governing the hydration and durability of novel environmentally friendly and sustainable cementitious materials, by combining experimental multi-method approaches and thermodynamic modelling.
Alisa Machner studied Geosciences in Erlangen. She obtained her PhD in 2018 at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, working as an industrial PhD student for Norcem AS, Norway. During her PhD, she applied her research on industrial challenges in the development of new composite cements. Afterwards, she continued at NTNU as a PostDoc in the Horizon2020 project EnDurCrete, focussing on novel cements integrating industrial by-products. In September 2020, Alisa Machner started her position as Assistant Professor for Mineral Construction Materials at TUM.
- R&D Prize of the Norwegian Concrete Association (2019)
- Germany Scholarship, Ilse and Dr Alexander Mayer-Foundation (2013)
Key Publications (all publications)
Hemstad, P., Machner, A., De Weerdt, K.: "The effect of artificial leaching with HCl on chloride binding in ordinary Portland cement paste". Cement and Concrete Research. 2020; 130: 105976.Abstract
Machner, A., Zajac, M., Ben Haha, M., Kjellsen, K.O., Geiker, M.R., De Weerdt, K.: "Chloride-binding capacity of hydrotalcite in cement pastes containing dolomite and metakaolin". Cement and Concrete Research. 2018; 107: 163-181.Abstract
Machner, A., Zajac, M., Ben Haha, M., Kjellsen, K.O., Geiker, M.R., De Weerdt, K.: "Stability of the hydrate phase assemblage in Portland composite cements containing dolomite and metakaolin after leaching, carbonation, and chloride exposure". Cement and Concrete Composites. 2018; 89: 89-106.Abstract
Machner, A., Zajac, M., Ben Haha, M., Kjellsen, K.O., Geiker, M.R., De Weerdt, K.: "Limitations of the hydrotalcite formation in Portland composite cement pastes containing dolomite and metakaolin". Cement and Concrete Research. 2018; 105: 1-17.Abstract
Machner, A., Zajac, M., Ben Haha, M., Kjellsen, K.O., Geiker, M.R., De Weerdt, K.: "Portland metakaolin cement containing dolomite or limestone – Similarities and differences in phase assemblage and compressive strength". Construction and Building Materials. 2017; 157: 214-225.Abstract