Roberta Magarotto, Director of Development at BASF Construction Chemicals Europe, has received an award of the Committee for the Organization of International Conferences for her outstanding contributions in the area of concrete technology and chemical admixtures. The award was presented at the International Conference on Superplasticizers and Other Chemical Admixtures in Concrete in Ottawa, Canada, on July 15. The award recognizes internationally known scientists, engineers and researchers who have made significant and sustained contributions in the subject area of the current conference.
Roberta Magarotto started working for BASF in 1994 after her graduation in Industrial Chemistry from the University Ca’Foscari in Venice. From the beginning her focus was on concrete additives, especially on the development of new water-reducing polymers and on new technologies for the construction industry. Her team was first to develop water-reducing additives for concrete based on polycarboxylate ether – a technology with a demand which is still growing worldwide.