General information

SBO project
Started: 01/10/2010, Duration: 48 months
Status: Ended
Program: SHE
Project contact: Nele De Belie (UGent)


Knowledge institutions: UGentVUB

Self-healing mechanisms and concepts for cementitious and mineral building materials

The SBO project SECEMIN was all about self-healing mechanisms and concepts for cementitious and mineral building materials. Important innovation goals in SECEMIN were:

  • Design of dedicated polymer-based healing agents and suitable encapsulation technologies
  • Use of microorganisms that provide self-generating concrete or stone surfaces
  • Obtain autonomous crack repair in innovative building materials with mineral matrix
  • Create a fully validated numerical model to simulate crack healing

The SECEMIN SBO project was linked to two other projects in the SHE program: SBO ISHECO and ICON SHECON.


This project is part of:

Self-healing engineering materials: cementitious, polymeric and coating materials with the ability to heal damage autonomously.

General information

Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Griet Van Cauwenberghe