Group of Professor Luca Sorelli

Associate Member

Manager training

  • PhD: Civil Engineering, Brescia University, 2003
  • Post doctorate :
    • Civil Engineering, IFFSTAR (Paris) 2003-2005
    • Civil Engineering, MIT (Cambridge USA) 2005-2007
    • Civil Engineering, IFFSTAR (Paris) 2007-2008
  • Other experiences :
    • R&D Lafarge Research Center (Lyon France) 2008-2009

Laboratory name

Nano- and micro-mechanics laboratory (L(CM)2M)

Affiliation Department

Department of Civil Engineering and Water Engineering

Other affiliations

  • Center for Research on Renewable Materials, CRMR (associate member)
  • Concrete Infrastructure Research Center, CRIB (associate member)

Granting organization(s)

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada
  • Quebec Research Fund — Nature and technologies

What does the laboratory do

Characterization of the micro and nano mechanical phase properties of composite materials in terms of rigidity, hardness and creep


  • Multi-scale characterization and modeling
  • Ultra high performance cementitious composite
  • Recycling of industrial by-products
  • Multi-criteria design.

Service(s) offered in research and development (R&D)

  • Microstructure characterization of composite materials
  • Development of ultra-high performance ecological composite concrete
  • Optimization of composite structures

Industrial research collaborations

  • Nordic (via CIRCERB), Plancher et ponts bois-béton
  • FPinnocations (via CIRCERB), Plancher bois-béton
  • HydroQuebec, Analyse non distructive de structures
  • Polycor, Réparation de structures
  • Béton Multisurfaces, bétons chauffants
  • Lafarge, Development of UHPFRC concrete

Contact details

Département de génie civil et de génie des eaux
Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot
1065, avenue de la Médecine
Local 2928A
Québec (Qc)
Canada G1V 0A6

Phone: 418 656-2131, poste 403060