Welcome! Thank you for your interest in our work! Our group specializes in characterizing the rheological properties of “fresh” cement-based systems. During construction, concrete mixes undergo a wide range of deformations—very large during processes such as mixing and pumping, but then diminishingly small after placement when it is essentially at rest. Therefore our work aims to experimentally probe and then model its linear and nonlinear viscoelastic properties through a wide range of timescales and magnitudes of deformations and rates.
We also specialize in the characterization/development of cement-based materials that incorporate nanomaterials to enhance select fresh and hardened properties for various construction applications, as well alternative cements to reduce carbon footprint.
Please visit our research page to learn about our past and current projects.