Antti Voss from UEF successfully defended his doctoral dissertation “Imaging moisture flows in cement-based materials using electrical capacitance tomography” at the University of Eastern Finland on February 7, 2020. The opponent in the public examination was Professor Burkan Isgor from Oregon State University, USA. Based on the statements given by the opponent and two pre-examiners, the thesis was approved with distinction.

The thesis of Doctor Voss concentrated on developing electrical imaging methods for testing fluid transport properties of cement-based materials. This thesis work is part of S4CE (Work Package 3 on “Instruments and Tools: Development and Deployment”) where one topic of research is developing new instruments and methodologies to gain more understanding on fluid interactions in cement-based materials used in geophysical applications.