Grant for the best MSc theses within sustainable concrete construction


The Family Thomas Foundation (Familjen Thomas forskningsstiftelse) is a recently started foundation with the aim to fund research on Sustainable concrete construction as the overarching theme.

We would like to thank all for submitting the MSc thesis!



We congratulate the authors of the three theses that each has won a grant of 50 000 SEK! 


⇒ Rune Malthe Knudsen & Ann Sofie Hyldtoft Olsen
”An experimental study of changes of microstructure of cement based materials with fly ash on chloride ingress”, DTU Lyngby

 ⇒ Jørgen Klokkervold & Lauritz Aure
”Integrated structural strength calculations and optimization of CO2 emission for flat slabs with different reinforcement solutions”, NTNU Trondheim

 ⇒ Nemir Chaudhry & David Bohman
“Enhanced 3D strut-and-tie method for design of discontinuity regions”, Chalmers Göteborg


The grants were given for the best MSc theses in two categories:

  • Smart, resource-efficient design solutions which increase the competitiveness of concrete from a sustainability perspective
  • Resource-efficient concrete that reduces the concrete's climate footprint, including alternative binders and proportioning to reduce binder or clinker


For more information contact

Hans Karlander

Adjunct, CEO Thomas Concrete Group AB                     
Tel: +46 104 50 50 00