last updated 22/11/2017


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.


SIM Flanders

This movie explains the principles behind the SECEMIN project:


Related documents

SIM User_Forum_2013_SHE_Danny_Van_Hemelrijck.pdf

Research Program overview

Self-healing engineering materials: cementitious, polymeric and coating materials with the ability to heal damage autonomously.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Nadine Van de Velde (SIM)