Prof. Dr. Ing. Wim Van den bergh (University of Antwerp)
Wim Van den bergh graduated as Master, Industrial Engineering in Built Environment at Hogeschool Antwerp (1997) and Postgraduate Human Ecology at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (2002). He started his academic career at the Hogeschool Antwerpen as researcher in Road Engineering, with a main focus on recycling of bituminous materials in asphalt pavements. He promoted as doctor at TU Delft (CiTG Road Engineering Section). In 2013 he joined the University of Antwerp (Faculty of Applied Engineering) as assistant professor and research coordinator for Road Engineering Research Section of EMIB (Research group Energy and Materials in Infrastructure and Buildings). Wim Van den bergh works in several national and international projects and committees as expert in asphalt recycling and bitumen technologies. Currently he is associate professor of Road Infrastructure and Asphalt Technologies and special courses for industry. His research focusses on healing of bituminous materials, impact of recycling on durability properties, use of IT in road engineering for enhancing quality and durability, improved mixtures for special pavements such as airport and harbor environment. Most of his projects are in close collaboration with industry and government.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Amaryllis Audenaert (University of Antwerp)
Amaryllis Audenaert is the head of the construction department of the Applied Engineering Faculty of the University of Antwerp. In the research group Energy and Materials in Infrastructure and Buildings (EMIB) she is the head of the subsection specialized in the research topic of sustainable buildings. Her research experience is situated in the methodological aspects of life cycle assessment and in particular consequential LCA as well as attributional LCA. Her field of application until now was in the building sector such as building materials, demountable building solutions, reclaimed asphalt and energetic renovation in historical buildings. The nature of these cases is strongly influenced by circular economy as well. Her main publications deal with mostly methodological aspects in LCA, such as service life prediction, identification of marginal suppliers and comparison of attributional and consequential LCA.