John Provis is Professor of Cement Materials Science and Engineering, and Head of the Engineering Graduate School, at the University of Sheffield. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2006. His key research focus is on innovative cements for use in applications including construction, infrastructure and nuclear waste immobilisation. He is a Fellow of IoM3, was awarded the 2013 RILEM Robert L'Hermite Medal, and was presented with an honorary doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from Hasselt University, Belgium in 2015.