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Dr. Sara Pavia

Associate Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)

Associate Profesor Dept. of Civil Engineering. Trinity College Dublin. 2012 Present Assistant Professor Dept of Civil Engineering. Trinity College Dublin. 2002 2012 Post doctoral Research Fellow Faculty of Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology. 1997 2002 Post doctoral Research Fellow Trinity College Dublin. 1994 1997 External Lecturer Trinity College Dublin, Dept. of Civil Engineering. 1996 2002 External Lecturer University College Dublin, School of Architecture. 1996 2012
  sustainable building
 Design and evaluation of sustainable, alkali-activated construction materials made with waste.
 Development of alkali activated materials for sustainable construction.
 SUSKIDS "Enabling professionals and families to transfer sustainable knowledge and skills to down syndrome individuals".
 Potential of waste materials as pozzolans and their influence on the quality of building materials
 Virtual Historic Dublin City.

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T. Dickson and S. Pavia, Energy performance, environmental impact and cost of a range of insulation materials, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 140, (110752), 2021, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
D. Muheise-Araalia and S. Pavia, Properties of unfired, illitic-clay bricks for sustainable construction, Construction and Building Materials, 268, (121118), 2021, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
S. Pavia, Origin and technology of the Georgian brick at Fade Mansion, Dublin, built c. 1728, Cadernos do Arquivo Municipal C Â M A R A M U N I C I P A L DE L I S B O A , 2ª Série , (16), 2021, p47 - 62, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
G. Kaur and S. Pavia , Durability of Mortars Made with Recycled Plastic Aggregates: Resistance to Frost Action, Salt Crystallization, and Cyclic Thermal-Moisture Variations, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 33, (2), 2021, Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
G. Kaur and S Pavia, Chemically treated plastic aggregates for eco‑friendly cement mortars , Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 2021, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O. Alelweet and S. Pavia, Potential of a low-calcium fly ash (FA) for the production of alkali-activated materials, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) Conference, Cork Institute of Technology , 27- 28th August 2020, 2020, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
R. Lima Figueiredo and S. Pavia, A study of the parameters that determine the reactivity of sugarcane bagasse ashes (SCBA) for use as a binder in construction, SN Applied Sciences, 2, (1515), 2020, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
G. Kaur and S. Pavia, Physical properties and microstructure of plastic aggregate mortars made with acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polycarbonate (PC), polyoxymethylene (POM) and ABS/PC blend waste, Journal of Building Engineering, 31, (101341), 2020, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Portland cement-lime mortars for conservation in, editor(s)Hughes, J., Válek, J., & Groot, C. J. W. P. , Historic Mortars: Advances in Research and Practical Conservation, Springer, 2019, pp129 - 142, [S. Pavía and O. Brennan ], Notes: [DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91606-4], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
J. McGinn, S. Pavia, O. Kinnane , Application off Hemp-Lime Renders to Improve Insulation of Walls , ICBBM2019 - 3rd International Conference on Bio-Based Building Materials, Belfast UK, June, edited by RILEM , 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Award Date
'Best paper award' at ICNMTA 2019: XIII Int. Conf. on Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering, Barcelona, Dec. 16-17: An Evaluation of the Feasibility of Several Industrial Wastes and Natural Materials as Precursors for the Production of Alkali Activated Materials. O Alelweet and S Pavia. 2019
Award by the editors of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: Highly cited research award, in recognition to the contribution to the quality of the Journal made by the paper: Historic Building Information Modelling - Adding intelligence to laser and image based surveys of European classical architecture, M.Murphy, E.McGovern, S.Pavia, ISPRS, 76, 2013, 89 - 102 2016
Fellow of Trinity College 2013. For achievement in scholarship and research through publication, national and international contribution to my subject and College work for my discipline. 2013
Research Fellow, IER, Gobierno de La Rioja, Spain 1989
Irish bio-composites for building. Bursary award, Centre for Microscopy and Analysis, TCD. 2013
Best paper award at the 2nd Int. Conf. on Construction and Building Research, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. R. Walker and S. Pavia, Influence of binder on the properties of lime-hemp concrete, Valencia, 2012, edited by Universitat Politècnica de València. 2012
Most significant research awards: the China Scholarship Council (CSC) (2020), the Government of Saudi Arabia (2013 and 2019), the EU (Funding AgencyProgramme2018-1-ES01-KA201-050639) (2018) and the Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia e Inovação, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq Brazil (2015). 2013- present