Prof. dr. ing. Kim Van Tittelboom

Prof. dr. ing. Kim Van TittelboomName: Kim Van Tittelboom
Title: Prof. dr. ing.
Function: Professor
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Kim Van Tittelboom (Master in Industrial Sciences 2007, PhD in Civil Engineering 2012) is professor in the field of Structural Engineering at Ghent University (Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Structural Engineering).

In her research she focusses on sustainable structural engineering through:

  • Self-healing of cracks in concrete
  • Preventing reinforcement corrosion
  • 3D printing of concrete


  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Ghent University, 2012 (Thesis: "Self-Healing Concrete through Incorporation of Encapsulated Bacteria- or Polymer-Based Healing Agents")
  • Master in Industrial Sciences (Grade: Summa cum laude / Highest Distinction), Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven (Ghent)


  • 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)


  • Professor (100% docent), Department of Structural Engineering, 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

Committees and working groups

  • Member of former RILEM TC PAE committee – Performance of cement-based materials in aggressive aqueous environment
  • Member of former RILEM TC-SHC committee – Self-healing phenomena in cement-based materials
  • Member of RILEM TC-CIM committee – Benchmarking chloride ingress models on real-life case studies: Theory and practice
  • Member of RILEM TC-SHE committee – Self-healing concrete – Its efficiency and evaluation

Current teaching activities

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

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