The most recent developments in the field of smart nanocomposite materials for application in architecture and construction are reviewed in this special session on SNAIA Summit. 



  • Improvement of strengths of Portland-based concrete adding nanomaterials;
  • Improvement of reinforcing steel’s corrosion and deterioration resistance adding nanomaterials; 
  • Use of nanocomposites to repel dampness and dust, fingerprints and bacteria in construction components;
  • Thermal insulation and UV protection; 
  • Nanocomposite materials in new generation photovoltaic cells and panels; 
  • High-quality, long-lasting waterproofing materials and sealants;
  • Nanocomposite materials in electronic parts and components of telecommunication and illumination;
  • Nanocomposite materials in the production of water filters, purifiers and treatment equipment.

Monica Craciun

Exeter University