Marco Cantaluppi

Postdoctoral Researcher
Material Characterization; Cement Manufacture; Alternative Cements; Circular Economy; High Temperature and Low Pressure Processes

Fibre and Particle Engineering
Faculty of Technology

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He holds Bachelor´s, Master´s and PhD degrees in Earth Science at the University of Milan (Italy). He has expertise in studying and characterizing geomaterials, both natural and synthetic ones, at different observation scales by means of conventional and innovative analytical techniques. His PhD project delved into the study of the cement manufacture and their natural corresponding process of combustion metamorphism involving limestone.

His research has primarily aimed on designing alternative cements through the utilization of waste materials (Fe-rich and F-P-S-rich wastes), in-depth studying and unveiling their influence on the mineralogy, microstructure and crystallography of cement. During his career, he delved into the study of different types of cement, including Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), Belite Cement (BC), CSA cement, Calcium Aluminate Cement (CAC), both anhydrous and hydrated ones. Furthermore, he was also involved in the investigation on natural materials (soils, metamorphic rocks and gemstone) and anthropogenic ones (ancient cement and pottery).

Presently, his research is focused on the characterization of steel slags and assessing their potential as Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) and alternative raw material for cement production. His work aims to diminish the environmental footprint related cement manufacture while improving the development of a circular economy.

Research interests

  • Material Characterization
  • Alternative Cements
  • Waste Reuse
  • Doped Cements
  • Steel Slags
  • Circular Economy
  • Mineralogy and Crystallography
  • High Temperature and Low Pressure Processes

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+358 505925294

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Office - PR 428
University of Oulu, Erkki Koiso-Kanttilankatu 1

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