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Dr Violeta Ramos


My primary research focuses on evaluating how concrete changes in response to immersion and bio-colonisation, and how these changes influence the durability, strength and failure mechanisms of the material with the aim to enhance and protect coastal and transitional water ecosystems in cross-border Channel regions.

Current Projects

EU INTERREG project “MARINEFF” exploring novel eco-friendly concrete materials for marine construction (led by ESITC Caen)

The Marineff project aims at carrying out new biomimetic marine infrastructures, such as dikes, quays, piers, groynes and moorings) to improve the ecological status and transitional Channel water, as well to involve professionals and stakeholders in the project. Improvements in the ecological status of water will be measured by an improvement of at least 15% to the initial state (before the deployment of the biomimetic infrastructure).