James, J. Beaudoin


James, J. Beaudoin
Adjunct Professor

LLD (Windsor)
PhD (Windsor)
M.A.Sc. (Windsor) 
B.A.Sc. (Windsor)

Office: 613 993-6749

Work E-mail: jim.beaudoin@nrc.ca

James, J. Beaudoin


Dr. Beaudoin, a native of Windsor Ontario, is an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Beaudoin – a Researcher Emeritus and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – was involved in the management of research at the Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) at the National Research Council, Canada in the capacity of Section Head, Laboratory Head and Group Leader during the period 1989-2003. He has served as a researcher and project leader at IRC for more than 39 years. He was awarded a Gold Medal and appointed Researcher Emeritus by Dr. Arthur Carty (former President of NRC and National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister) in 2003.This is an honor currently held by about 17 distinguished researchers at NRC.

Dr.Beaudoin is an internationally known materials researcher who has served in a management capacity and as a Trustee of several learned societies, e.g., American Ceramic Society. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He has, as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, served on the Councils of the Royal Society and the Academy of Science in the Office of Secretary, Academy of Science.  He continues to provide mentorship and leadership (in his role as Emeritus Researcher) to IRC's cement science research group and graduate students at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Beaudoin has authored or co-authored more than 450 publications including 5 books, 20 book chapters, encyclopedia contributions and more than 250 research journal papers, 15 patents and numerous discussions and book reviews. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Della Roy Lecture Award on applications of nanotechnology in cement science (American Ceramic Society, 2005), the Wason Medal for Materials Research (American Concrete Institute, March 1999) and the Copeland Award (American Ceramic Society, May 1998). The latter cited outstanding contributions to cement science and has been awarded only seven times in 40 years. His current research focuses on studies of C-S-H nanostructure and its link to engineering properties and behavior. This work includes investigations of the minerals Jennite, Tobermorite and high temperature calcium silicate hydrate phases.

Dr. Beaudoin's most recent graduate student (Dr. Rouhollah Alizadeh) was the recipient of the University of Ottawa Governor General's Medal for the most outstanding doctoral thesis in the sciences and engineering. He was also a University of Ottawa nominee for the 2011 Polanyi Prize in Chemistry and a finalist for the OCRI 2011 Student Researcher of the Year Award. 

Fields of Interest

  • Construction Materials
  • Applications of nanotechnology in cement science
  • Analytical cement chemistry
  • Sustainability and durability of cement binders
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