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1. Introduction to nanotechnology in eco-ef?cient construction F. Pacheco-Torgal Part 1. Mortars and concrete related applications 2. In?uence of nanoparticles on the strength of ultra-high performance concrete Ksenija Jankovic, Dragan Bojovic and Marko Stojanovic 3. The effect of nanoparticles on the self-healing capacity of high performance concrete J.L. Garcia Calvo, G. Perez, P. Carballosa, E. Erkizia, J.J. Gaitero and A. Guerrero 4. The impact of graphene oxide on cementitious composites Alyaa Mohammed, Jay G. Sanjayan, Ali Nazari and Nihad T.K. Al-Saadi 5. Application of nanomaterials in alkali-activated materials Q.L. Yu 6. Effects of nano?bers on properties of geopolymer composites Akm Samsur Rahman 7. Nanoindentation for evaluation of properties of cement hydration products Saptarshi Sasmal and M.B. Anoop Part 2. Applications for pavements and other infrastructure materials 8. Performance of asphalt mixture with nanoparticles Shaban Ali Zangena 9. Nanomodi?ed asphalt mixture with enhanced performance Shuaicheng Guo, Xu Yang, Zigeng Wang, Lingyun You, Qingli Dai and Zhanping You 10. Effects of graphene oxide on asphalt binders Yuanyuan Li, Shaopeng Wu and Serji Amirkhanian 11. NanoComposites for structural health monitoring Qiaofeng Zheng, Baoguo Han and Jinping Ou 12. Concrete with nanomaterials and ?bers for self-monitoring of strain and cracking subjected to ?exure Yining Ding, Genjin Liu, Zhibo Han, F. Pacheco-Torgal and Antonio Augusto Veloso de Costa 13. Icephobic nanocoatings for infrastructure protection Zaid Ayaz Janjua 14. Self-healing nanocoatings for protection against steel corrosion Alicja Stankiewicz 15. Nanocoatings for protection against steel corrosion A. Pruna 16. Fire retardant nanocoating for wood protection L.N. Vakhitova Part 3. Applications for building energy ef?ciency 17. Aerogel-enhanced insulation for building applications U. Berardi 18. Nano aerogel windows and glazing units for buildings' energy ef?ciency Muhammad Abdul Mujeebu 19. Smart perovskite-based technologies for building integration: a cross-disciplinary approach Alessandro Cannavale and Francesco Martellotta 20. Electrochromic glazing for energy ef?cient buildings Claes Goran Granqvis 21. VO2-based thermochromic materials and applications: ?exible foils and coated glass for energy building ef?ciency Xun Cao, Ping Jin and Hongjie Luo Part 4. Photocatalytic applications 22. Photocatalytic performance of mortars with nanoparticles exposed to the urban environment Maria Vittoria Diamanti and MariaPia Pedeferri 23. Multifunctional photocatalytic coatings for construction materials Marisol Faraldos and Ana Bahamonde 24. Self-cleaning ef?ciency of nanoparticles applied on facade bricks Magdalena Janus and Kamila Zajac 25. Nanotreatments to inhibit microalgal fouling on building stone surfaces Giovanni Battista Goffredo, Stefano Accoroni and Cecilia Totti 26. Self-cleaning cool paints Hideki Takebayashi 27. Photocatalytic water treatment Lev Matoh, Bostjan Zener, Romana Cerc Koro?sec and Urska Lavrencic Stangar Part 5.Toxicity, safety handling and environmental Impacts 28. Toxicity of nanoparticles Cristina Buzea and Ivan Pacheco 29. Risk management: controlling occupational exposure to nanoparticles in construction F. Silva, P. Arezes and P. Swuste 30. Measurement techniques of exposure to nanomaterials in workplaces Riccardo Ferrante, Fabio Boccuni, Francesca Tombolini and Sergio Iavicoli 31. Life-cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials Stefano Cucurachi and Carlos Felipe Blanco Rocha

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F.Pacheco Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. He holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored almost 350 publications some that were cited by Highly Cited authors (SCI h-index>60) and in high impact factor journals like Nature Reviews Mat. (IF=52), Nature Energy (IF=47), Progress in Mater. Science (I.F=24), Physics Reports (IF=20) and Nature Climate Change (I.F=19). Citations received in ISI WoS journals-2819 (h-index=29), citations received in Scopus journals- 3580 (h-index=31). Citations prediction for the year 2029 (around 5.500 citations on WoS, 7.500 on Scopus (already has 7000 MR, h=45) and 16.000 citations on scholar google). Member of the editorial board of 9 international journals, 4 referenced on the Web of Science and three referenced on Scopus. Grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 14 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA.Emirates, Poland and also the EU Commission. Invited reviewer for 133 international journals for which he reviewed so far almost 900 papers. Lead Editor of 19 international books (9 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science). Maria Vittoria Diamanti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Her current research interests are: titanium oxides, nanostructured surfaces, photocatalysis, self-cleaning surfaces, spectrophotometry and reflectometry, corrosion, and durability of reinforced concrete. Ali Nazari is a Postdoctoral research Fellow at Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, 3122, Australia Claes Goran-Granqvist is Professor in the Department of Engineering Science at Uppsala University, Sweden. Professor Granqvist's research is focused on optical and electrical properties of materials, especially thin films for energy efficiency and solar energy utilization. He has published around 730 research papers in mostly refereed journals, over 30 books, had invited conference presentations at about 250 international conferences and chaired about 30 international meetings. A. Pruna is a Scientific Researcher in the Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology at Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania. Her current research interests are: ZnO nanomaterials, graphene-based nanomaterials, conducting polymers, photocatalysis, corrosion, electrochemical sensing, supercapacitors. Dr. Serji Amirkhanian is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA. He was the Mays Professor of Transportation and the Director of the Asphalt Rubber Technology Services (ARTS) in the Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University until June of 2010, before he started his international consulting activities. He is also an Adjunct Research Faculty at UNLV and an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University (ASU). In addition, he is an Adjunct Faculty at IIT Madras (India) and a professor of Civil Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology (Wuhan, China). Dr. Amirkhanian started his teaching career in 1987 at Clemson University. The total dollar amount of his research and teaching the DOT certification courses contracts exceeded $25 million. His research has resulted in over 250 refereed journal papers, conference papers and research reports. He has also published two book chapters. In addition, he has conducted over 200 presentations around the country and the world presenting his research findings.

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