Adam Sabbah is a second-year Ph.D. candidate in the group. The focus of his research is on alternative binders to Portland cement. In 2016, Adam completed his undergraduate studies in Materials and Science Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). In 2019, he received his Masters in Materials and Science Engineering also from BGU. During his undergraduate years, he was a research assistant in the Laboratory of Building Materials, where he was first exposed to the field of cement research. The topic of his Master's thesis was “Rapid-set Cement-based Composites Reinforced with 3D Spacer Fabrics”. The research was supported by the Ministry of defense and collaborated with the Israeli Center for Innovation and Research in Textiles (CIRTex). During his Master's studies, he was a teaching assistant at BGU and at Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE).
Adam joined the CemLab Laboratory of alternative binders at the Technion in 2019 as a doctoral student and recently passed his candidacy exam. The research topic of his thesis is ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BINDERS BASED ON BELITE-RICH CALCIUM SULFOALUMINATE SYSTEM. Currently, Adam is taking part in a project on the development of environmentally-friendly binders made from industrial by-products and wastes, with the support of the Ministry of Construction and Housing.
Adam is a fellowship member in the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation (ISEF) for academic excellence and social leadership and takes an active part in several social projects, including the “PERACH” initiative- a National program for social impact.
2016: B.Sc. in Materials and Science Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2019: M.Sc. in Materials and Science Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2020: Ph.D. Candidate
Adam’s main research interests include the effect of clinker production parameters (raw mix design firing temperature, cooling regime, and the type and content of mineralizers) on the cement's hydration rate, products, and final performance. Additionally, Adam is interested in finding alternative raw materials (e.g., industrial by-products and wastes) for the production of the Belite-Ye’limite-Ferrite clinker to reduce its manufacturing costs and increase its sustainability. His interest area also includes the Life Cycle Assessment of cement manufacturing in terms of energy savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.