Ghent University: Professor Nele De Belie elected RILEM vice-president

During the 75th RILEM annual week in Merida (hybrid mode), 29 August to 3 September 2021, Nele De Belie (Professor in Durability of Cement Bound Materials, department of Structural Engineering and Building Materials) was elected as the new RILEM vice-president.

Every three years, the RILEM Presidency changes: the Outgoing President passes the torch to the current President who in turn passes the torch to the current Vice-President, who becomes the next President… and of course, there is a brand-new Vice-President! Nicolas Roussel, current RILEM Vice-President, will become the RILEM President for the next 3 years from January 2022, while the current president, Ravindra Gettu, will then move to the position of Outgoing President. Nele De Belie, the new RILEM Vice-President, has been the chair of the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) since 2019 and is currently also chairing the RILEM technical committee TC 281-CCC – Carbonation of concrete with supplementary cementitious materials, which has more than 100 members.

RILEM currently has around 2400 individual members and 100 corporate members, in 90 countries around the world.