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Advanced Cementitious Materials Research Group

Doctoral Students

    • Saif Mohammad (2025) – Ultra high performance concrete for field connections
    • Sahil Surehali (2025) – Development of 3D printed systems using advanced cementitious composites
    • Aswathy Simon (2023) – Use of off-spec fibrous waste materials to develop cementitious composites
    • Avinaya Tripathi (2023) – Synergistic use of models and experiments to advance 3D printing from lab to field
    • Sooraj Kumar Nair (2021) – Linking materials-and-process related issues in 3D Printing of cementitious binders
    • Emily Ford (2020) – Experimental Investigations and Machine Learning-Based Predictive Modeling of the Chemo-mechanical Characteristics of Ultra-High Performance Binders
    • Naman Saklani (2020) – Creep and creep-fracture interaction in cementitious systems and their role in aggregate expansion induced failure
    • Hussam Alghamdi (2019) – Novel synthesis routes to develop special application matrices using aluminosilicate starting materials
    • Matthew Aguayo (2018) – Advances in microstructure-based material design of phase change material incorporated cementitious systems
    • Pu Yang (2018) – Improved models for moisture and ionic transport through uncracked and cracked concretes through finite element simulation
    • Aashay Arora (2018) – Limestone-aluminate synergy applied to develop sustainable cementitious binders
    • Akash Dakhane (2016) – Reaction kinetics and its influence on properties of cement-less or low-cement systems
    • Sumanta Das (2015) – Synthesis, characterization, and mechanical behavior of a novel sustainable structural binder utilizing the chemistry of iron carbonation
    • Kirk Vance (2014) – Early age characterization and microstructural features of sustainable binder systems for infrastructure 
    • Milani Sureka Sumanasooriya (2013) – Computational materials science-based predictive tools for the performance of pervious concretes
    • Deepak Ravikumar (2012) – Property development, microstructure, and performance of alkali activated fly ash and slag systems
    • Omkar Deo (2011) – Influence of material structure on the structural and environmental properties of pervious concretes
    • Jitendra Jain (2009) – Physico-chemical changes in cementitious systems through the use of non-standard cementing materials and their influence on ionic transport
    • Ramkishore Manchiryal (2009) – Dielectric response-based characterization and strength prediction of cementitious materials 

Research Associates and Scientists

    • Dr. Aashay Arora (2019-2021) – Carbonated binder synthesis; envelope coatings
    • Dr. Matthew Aguayo (2019-2021) – Energy efficient coatings for envelope systems
    • Dr. Sumanta Das (2015-2016) – Models to aid in material design for systems containing novel inclusions
    • Dr. Ahmet Kizikanat (2014-2015) – Mechanisms of property development in alkali activated fly ash systems 
    • Dr. Nihat Kabay (2014-2015) – Phase change materials and its applications in concrete 
    • Dr. Srinivas Allena (2010) – Mechanical response and modeling of high porosity cemntitious systems 

Masters Students

  • Atharva Nimbalkar (2023) – Shrinkage and cracking in mass walls and slabs
  • Rijul Kanth Ramaswamy (2023) – Utilization of mine tailings for grouts and coatings
  • Amit Sarkar (2022) – Effect of fly ash compositional variability on hydration and properties of cementititous systems
  • Rahul Rai (2021) – Fly ash chemistry and dosage on mortar strength, modeled using machine learning
  • Harshitsinh Chauhan (2021) – Layer geometry and printing effects on properties of 3D printed concrete beams
  • Aidan Bjelland (2020) – Topology optimization of 3D printed flexural elements
  • Gaurav Banwat (2019) – Finite element modeling of coupled creep-damage in cement-based materials
  • Esai Ponce (2019) – Safety of earthen embankments in California for overturning potential of trucks
  • Swaptik Chowdhury (2017) – Strain sensing response of cementitious system with metallic inclusions
  • Amit Maroli (2016) – Microstructure-guided finite element models for cementitious materials
  • Aditya Inbasekharan (2016) – Rheology of cementing systems and property development
  • Satheesh Babu Madavarapu (2014) – FTIR analysis of alkali activated slag and fly ash through spectral deconvolution techniques
  • Matthew Aguayo (2014) – Mechanical and chloride transport performance of particle sized classified limestone blends
  • Pu Yang (2014) – Numerical simulations of electrically induced chloride ion transport and moisture permeability through cracked concrete
  • Akash Dakhane (2013) – Understanding the influence of cation and activator type/chemistry on the reaction kinetics and strength of liquid and powder silicate activated slag
  • Breeann Sharma (2013) – Incorporation of phase change materials into cementitious systems
  • Ussala Chowdhury (2013) – Understanding the influence of curing conditions and activator type/chemistry on the mechanical strength and chemical structure of fly ash/slag systems
  • Benjamin Rehder (2013) – Pore structure dependence of transport and fracture in pervious concretes
  • Amie Stockwell (2013; Co-advised with Prof. S.D. Rajan) – Multi-physics design optimization model for structural walls incorporating phase change materials
  • Sundararaman Chithiraputhran (2012) – Kinetics of alkali activated slag and fly ash-slag systems
  • Lavannya Hembade (2012; Co-advised with Prof. S.D. Rajan) – A finite-element based framework for understanding the energy performance of concrete elements incorporating phase change materials
  • Shilpa Manari (2011) – Thermal response of cementitious systems incorporating phase change materials
  • Rachel Redden (2011) – Cement-free binder materials through alkali activation of glass powder as the major source material
  • Sanish, K.B (2011) – Electrical impedance test methods for concrete performance (Exchange student from IIT Madras, India)
  • Jarrod Persun (2010) – Electrical impedance based strength predictions of concretes and validation of a sensing tool for fresh properties
  • Hieu Cam (2009) – Evaluating the properties and performance of cement pastes and concretes containing CFBC fly ash or coarse limestone powder
  • Nathan Schwarz (2007) – Evaluating the performance of fine glass powder as a cement replacement material 
  • Bhavin Bhayani (2007) – Investigations on the efficiency of Enhanced Porosity Concrete in retaining vehicular oil spills (co-advised with Prof. Thomas Holsen)
Undergraduate Researchers
    • Zayaan Bharucha (Fall 2021 FURI student) – Rheology of modified paste systems
    • Ayesha Raman (Summer 2021; UG student at New York University; REU Student) – Sustainable materials and policies for widespread adoption
    • Thomas Damaan (Spring-Fall 2021; FURI student) – Ultra high performance concrete 3D printing
    • Basmah Bin Eissa (Fall 2019, Spring 2020) – Safety of roadside embankments
    • Omar Castillo (FURI Student – Spring-Fall 2019) – Nanomechanical signature of UHPC
    • Cierra Clement (NSF REU Student – Summer 2019) – Development of UHPC for 3D printing applications
    • Fabian Hurdato (NSF REU student – Summer 2019) – Development of robotic arm 3D printer
    • Cody Thornburg (Honors student – Spring 2018) – Packing methods for Ultra high performance concretes
    • Sakul Sea (FURI Student, Fall-Spring 2018) – Measuring properties of Ultra high performance concretes
    • Noah Rudko (FURI Student, Fall-Spring 2018) – Tolerances in 3D printing
    • Emily Alcazar (FURI Student, Fall-Spring 2018) – High performance 3D printable mixtures
    • Quinn Beauparlant (FURI Student, 2017 Spring) – Methods to evaluate corrosion resistance of steel in alkali activated concretes
    • Erin Federspiel (Spring 2016-Fall 2016, FURI[1] student, Barrett Honors student) – Interfacial zone characterization as a function of inclusion size
    • Hannah Hanson (Spring 2016-Fall 2016, FURI student, Barrett Honors student) – Crack healing in concretes
    • Cesar Castro (Spring 2016-Fall 2016, FURI student, REU student, Barrett Honors student) – Phase change materials in concrete
    • Alexis Crain (Spring 2015-Fall 2015, FURI student, NSF REU) – Ionic transport in conventional and geopolymer concretes
    • Ashley Brendel (Summer 2015-Spring 2016, NSF REU) – Methods of PCM incorporation in cementitious systems
    • Fabricio Lima (Fall 2014, FURI student) – Propensity of alkali-silica reaction in alkali activated slag binders
    • Franceso Luta (Fall 2013-Spring 2015 – Barrett Honors student, FURI student) – Tailored nano/micro porous materials for water treatment
    • Shannon Tweedley (Fall 2013-Spring 2014 – Barrett Honors student, FURI student) – Characterization of fly ash based geopolymer binders (Honors thesis)
    • Alyson Hendrix (Summer 2013 – Fall 2013, FURI student) – Curing methods for iron carbonate binders
    • Beshoy Suleiman (Spring 2013, FURI student) – Metallic carbonation and material microstructure 
    • Nick Partridge (Spring 2013) – Electrical impedance spectroscopy in cementitious systems with limestone powder
    • Ashley Welton (Summer 2012 – FURI student) – Mechanical property development in alkali activated cementitious systems
    • Kingsten Bahn (Spring 2012 – Fall 2012 – Barrett Honors, and FURI student) – Pervious concrete material structure and property evaluation; Effects of curing on properties of alkali activated concretes (Honors thesis)
    • Matthew Aguayo (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 – FURI student, NSF REU) – Property development in limestone powder modified concrete systems
    • Alexander Hango (Fall 2010 – Spring 2012) – Mechanical behavior and pore structure of pervious concretes (Clarkson Honors student)
    • David Champoux (Spring 2010) – Compressive behavior of pervious concretes
    • Brandon Rivera (Summer 2009, 2010) – Comparison of the performance of two different glass powders in cement pastes; Energy efficient concretes (Clarkson Honors student, NSF REU)
    • Christopher Milczarek (Summer 2009) – Fused silica and its influence on cement hydration (CAMP pre-frosh student)
    • Jeevaka Somaratna (Winter 2010 – Spring 2012) – Curing methods and their influence on the properties of alkali activated fly ash concretes (Clarkson Honors student, NSF REU)
    • Michael Howie (Fall 2008 – Spring 2010) – Cement free binders containing circulating fluidized bed combustion fly ash as the sole binder – Clarkson Honors thesis (Clarkson Honors student)
    • Nicole Olivares (Summer 2008 – CAMP Pre-frosh student, 2009) – Self consolidating concretes with limestone powder; flow behavior of cement pastes containing different replacement materials
    • Alicia Shelvay (Summer 2008, Fall 2008, Summer 2009, Spring 2010, Summer 2010) – Fractal analysis of macroporous concretes and related methods for performance prediction (Clarkson Honors student, NSF REU) 
    • Matthew Kinnier (Fall 2008) – Impedance based sensor for fresh concrete property testing
    • Jarrod Persun (Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Summer 2008) – Cement pastes and concretes with silica fume and vitreous aluminosilicate; chloride transport in normal and self consolidating concretes (Clarkson Honors student)
    • Kathleen Low [UC Berkeley] (Summer 2007, REU) – Pore structure of EPC and its influence on performance
    • David Cornish (Spring 2007) – Pore structure characterization of Enhanced Porosity Concretes
    • Hieu Cam (Fall 2006, Spring 2007) – Alkali-silica reaction in glass powder modified mortars
    • Douglas Harz (Fall 2006, Spring 2007) – Pore structure characterization of Enhanced Porosity Concretes
    • Nathan Schwarz (Fall 2005, Spring 2006) – Electrical conductivity based characterization of cement systems
    • Matthew DuBois (Fall 2005, Spring 2006) – Early-age characterization of cementitious systems