Segunda-feira, 16 de Maio de 2016Sexta-feira, 20 de Maio de 2016
Porto Alegre, RS

Pavements for energy harvesting and dependable low-volume roads

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, CNPq and Confap will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on the 16-20th May 2016.

The workshop is being coordinated by Assoc. Prof. Andrew Dawson (Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre at the University of Nottingham) and Prof. Jorge Ceratti (Laboratório de Pavimentação at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS).

The ultimate motivation is that, in the medium term, this is likely to result in research-driven advances in economic rural roads, in reductions in the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect and in cheap, low-level energy supplies for road-side dwellers. We hope, in this way, to play some part in benefitting both rural and urban poor.

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK or Brazil to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

Applications are closed. For more information, please contact

About the programme