Em. K. van Breugel was full professor at the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology. He is member of several international organisations, i.e. ACI, RILEM, IABSE, IALCCE and fib. He is (co-)author of over 650 conference and journal papers and editor of several books, reports and conference proceedings. He chaired/co-chaired several international conferences on, among others, Concrete Modelling, Microdurability and Service Life Design. In 2013 the Ageing Centre for Materials, Structures and Systems of the TU Delft was launched under his supervision. In 2014 he was made RILEM fellow in recognition of his scientific contribution to RILEM's work.