École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Karen Scrivener

2020 Engineering and Technology

Prof. Karen Scrivener, Professor at EPFL, has been working on cement and concrete for 40 years. Her career moving from academia to industry and back, gives her a unique insight into both the scientific fundamentals and practical realities of this fascinating material. Her main focus is on lowering CO2 emissions from this important material. This has led to the development of LC3 cement which can cut CO2 emissions by up to 40%. Through her roles in Journal editing, and leading think groups on sustainability she has become one of the most influential people in the field.

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