Maria Amenta is postdoctoral researcher at INN, on the development of cement-based nano-modified self-sensing materials. She has 11 scientific papers in journals and 13 in international conference proceedings. She graduated from the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009 and received her master's degree in "Applied Science and Technology" from the Technical University of Crete in 2012. During her master's degree she worked in the laboratory of Archaeological and Building Materials at NCSR DEMOKRITOS on the study of the effect of aggregates on the properties of restorative mortars. In 2012 she was awarded the NCSR "D" scholarship for PhD candidates and carried out her doctoral dissertation at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience of NCSR Demokritos. In 2017 she received her PhD on "Mechanisms and parameters for life-cycle optimization of traditional lime-mortars" from the Department of Architectural Engineering of the Technical University of Crete and in the same year she was granted the Industrial Scholarship by Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with cement company TITAN SA. Her main research interests concern the study of nanomaterials dispersion and incorporation in cement-based mortars, the mechanisms of autogenous and autonomous self-healing of cement mortars, as well as the study of the hydration and of durability of hydraulic mortars.
See more about self-healing, the collaboration with TITAN Cement Co and the SNF fellowships in the next video.