Prof. dr. ing. Kim Van Tittelboom

Kim.jpgName: Kim Van Tittelboom
Title: Prof. dr. ing.
Function: Professor
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Ms. Marijke Reunes, Mrs. Christel Malfait (T + 32 9 264 55 35)



Kim Van Tittelboom is professor in the field of Sustainable Structures at Ghent University (UGent) since 2016. In her research she focusses on sustainable structural engineering through: self-healing of cracks in concrete, prevention of reinforcement corrosion and 3D printing of cementitious materials. Her research group consists of about 10 postdoctoral and Ph.D. researchers. For more information on her research you can visit the webpages Concrete and environment, Sustainable structures and Digital fabrication / 3D concrete printing

3DCP group

Kim Van Tittelboom obtained her Master of Science (2007) with greatest distinction at the Ghent Technology Campus of KU Leuven and her PhD (2012) at Ghent University, after which she carried out postdoctoral research at Ghent University (2012-2016).

Research activities

  • Smart concrete with self-healing properties
  • Prevention of reinforcement corrosion
  • 3D printing of cementitious materials

She has supervised almost 10 (inter)national projects in these areas. She is currently MC substitute of COST CA15202 SARCOS and both recruitment coordinator and trustee of the European Marie Curie ITN SMARTINCS. Kim Van Tittelboom is (co-)author of 57 A1 journal publications, more than 70 articles published in proceedings of international conferences, 7 book chapters and she is co-editor of 4 books. She is co-author of one filed patent application (EP 20171258.5). Her research output has been cited 2427 times and her h-index is equal to 22 (WoS). She frequently acts as reviewer for multiple journals and is co-editor of the journal Construction and Building Materials.


A publication list (2008-now) can be found at 

Scientific Career

  • Professor (100% docent) at the Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory, Department of Structural Engineering and Building Materials, Ghent University, since October 2016
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Ghent University, June 2012 – September 2016
  • PhD student, Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Ghent University, March 2008 – May 2012
  • Engineer at R&D Belgometal, September 2007-February 2008


  • Laureate Master in Industrial Sciences (2007)
  • BBG study award; 1250 euro, Master thesis: ‘Calculation of a bridge in prestressed concrete’, awarded by the Belgian concrete Society (2007)
  • Promotor of several rewarded student theses

Committees and working groups


  • Member of RILEM TC ADC (Assessment on Digitally Fabricated Materials and Structures).
  • Member of fib COM7 on Sustainability
  • Member of the organising or scientific committee of various international conferences


  • Member of CRIC-OCCN

Editorial tasks

Current teaching activities

  • Structural Analysis I
  • Structural Analysis II
  • Metal Structures (partim structural steelwork analysis)
  • Structural Steelwork Analysis
  • Nuclear reactor technology