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What is the Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction Materials?

Our research efforts are directed towards the development and design of sustainable low-carbon dioxide foot-print materials for infrastructure construction applications. To this end, our research group develops fundamental constituent chemistry-microstructure-engineering performance descriptors of cementitious materials to correlate and unify the fundamental variables that describe the overall response of the material.

These efforts are directed toward addressing the practical needs of the wider construction community and developing “new concretes” for the next generation of infrastructure construction applications. The overall theme of research aims to rationalize the use of natural resources in construction, promote environmental protection, and to advance the cause of ecological responsibility in the concrete construction industry.