The French School of Concrete has a new president
Jean-Michel Torrenti succeeds Daniel Tardy as President of the French School of Concrete Foundation (EFB). The latter appointed him to this position while allowing Daniel Tardy to retain his title of honorary president. Jean-Michel Torrenti can pride himself on having more than 35 years of research experience in the field of the mechanical behavior and durability of concrete. Both a researcher at the Gustave Eiffel University and a professor at the Ecole des Ponts, the new leader of the foundation is director of the national collaborative research and development project Fastcarb (accelerated carbonation of recycled concrete aggregates), supported by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. He is also head of the French delegation and member of the presidium of the international concrete federation, as well as a member of the scientific council of Andra (National Agency for the management of radioactive waste). Between 2006 and 2010, he was director of the French School of Concrete, and has since been a member of the scientific council.
“It is an honor for me to succeed Daniel Tardy as Chairman and I would like to thank him warmly for all these years of commitment to the French School of Concrete. I intend to continue its actions, reaffirm the fundamentals of the EFB and put my experience and my skills at the service of knowledge and the valorization of concrete to build the world of tomorrow.“said Jean-Michel Torrenti in a press release.