Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Keynote Speakers

Prof.dr. P.C. Rem

Prof.dr. P.C. Rem is a full professor at Delft University of Technology heading the Resources & Recycling Chair of the Section Materials and Environment. Mr. Rem obtained his PhD in superconductivity and worked in the petrochemical industry before joining TU Delft. He has published on physics (superconductivity, lattice gases, neutron spectroscopy, CFD, mechanics and electrodynamics) as well as on applied science (minerals processing, drying and recycling) and is author of over a dozen patents on process technology and process equipment, about half of which have been implemented in industry.


Prof.dr. Jorge De Brito

Full Professor of Civil Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon Portugal.  Director of the Eco-Construction and Rehabilitation Doctoral Program.
Co-Coordinator of CIB W80 on Service Life Prediction.  Coordinator of COB W86 on Building Pathology.  Editor-on-Chief of the Journal of Building Engineering.


Dr. Vincenzo Gente

Vincenzo Gente is a Senior Project Adviser at EASME, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission. He is contributing to the implementation EU funding programmes related to Circular Economy and Blue Economy.
He joined in 2010 the European Commission, where he served as Policy Officer in the Eco-innovation Unit of the Directorate General Research and Innovation until July 2016, before moving to EASME.
After the PhD in Raw Material Engineering and Environmental Protection at University of Rome La Sapienza, Vincenzo Gente gained more than 20 years of professional experience in research, academy and consultancy.

Mr. Mark Tomlinson

Mark has worked in the Building Materials Industry for 30 years. He has held various Commercial and Operational Roles, in UK, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Switzerland &, France.
In his current role, He has overseen the successful expansion of LafargeHolcim’s Recycling Operations. Worldwide Over the past five years the business has more than doubled in size.
He is passionate about sustainability and has successfully promoted the use of recycled aggregates in Europe, North & South America, Australia and the Middle East.