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Engineering | Neithalath Lab

Advanced Cementitious Materials Research Group

Current Doctoral Students

Previous Students

Doctoral Students
  1. Akash Dakhane (2016) – Multiscale Engineering Response of Alkali Activated Aluminosilicate Binders
  2. Sumanta Das (2015) – Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanical Behavior of a Novel Sustainable Structural Binder Utilizing Chemistry of Iron Carbonation
  3. Kirk Vance (2014) – High volume limestone powder additions in concrete – physico-chemical effects and transport properties.
  4. Milani Sureka Sumanasooriya ( 2012) – Computational materials science-based tools for proportioning and performance prediction of pervious concretes
  5. Deepak Ravikumar (2012) – Property development, microstructure, and performance of alkali activated fly ash and slag systems
  6. Omkar Deo (2011) – Structural and environmental performance of pervious concretes and their relationship to its pore structure
  7. Jitendra Jain (2009) – Physico-chemical changes in cementitious systems through the use of non-standard cementing materials and their influence on ionic transport
  8. Ramkishore Manchiryal (2009) – Dielectric response based characterization and strength prediction of cementitious materials
Masters Students
  1. Amit Maroli (2016) – Finite Element Based Microstructural Modeling of Cementitious Composites
  2. Aditya Inbasekaran (2016) – Time Dependent Rheological Response of Composite Binders
  3. Satheesh Babu Madavarapu (2014) – FTIR spectral deconvolution methods for alkali activated binder systems
  4. Matthew Aguayo (2014) – Strength and transport properties of interground and blended limestone systems
  5. Pu Yang (2014): Moisture and ionic permeation in concretes – modeling and simulation
  6. Akash Dakhane (2013) – Kinetics of slag systems activated using potassium bearing activators
  7. Breeann Sharma (2013)- Phase change materials in cement systems – Incorporation and properties
  8. Ussala Chowdhury (2013) – Curing methods for alklai-activated binder systems
  9. Benjamin Rehder (2013) – Pore structure dependence of transport and fracture in pervious concretes
  10. Amie Stockwell (2013) – Finite element based optimization of structural elements containing phase change materials (Co-advised with Prof. S.D. Rajan)
  11. Lavannya Hembade (2012) – Finite element modeling of concrete structural elements containing phase change materials (Co-advised with Prof. S.D. Rajan)
  12. Sundar Chithiraputhran (2012) – Fly ash-slag blended alkali activated systems – Development and proeprty evaluation
  13. Shilpa Manari (2011) – Phase change materials for thermal management in concrete structures
  14. Rachel Redden ( 2011) – Particle packing in highly porous systems: Impact on material design and properties
  15. Jarrod Persun ( 2010) – Correlating electrical impedance, maturity method, and a field sensing tool for concrete property prediction
  16. Sanish, K.B – Electrical impedance test methods for concrete performance (Exchange student from IIT Madras, India)
  17. Hieu Cam (2009) – Effects of high carbon/sulfate fly ash and limestone powder in cementitious systems
  18. Nathan Schwarz (2007) – Evaluating the performance of fine glass powder as a cement replacement material
  19. Bhavin Bhayani (2007) – Investigations on the efficiency of Enhanced Porosity Concrete in retaining vehicular oil spills (co-advised with Prof. Thomas Holsen)
Undergraduate Researchers
  1. Quinn Beauparlant (FURI 2017) – Methods to evaluate corrosion resistance of steel in alkali activated concretes
  2. Erin Federspiel (Spring 2016 – Fall 2016, FURI student, Barrett Honors student) – Interfacial zone characterization as a function of inclusion size
  3. Cesar Castro (Spring 2016 – Fall 2016, FURI student, REU student, Barrett Honors student) – Phase change materials in concrete
  4. Alexis Crain (Spring 2015 – Fall 2015, FURI student, NSF REU) – Ionic transport in conventional and geopolymer concretes
  5. Ashley Brendel (Summer 2015 – Spring 2016, NSF REU) – Methods of PCM incorporation in cementitious systems
  6. Fabricio Lima (Fall 2014 – 2015) – Propensity of alkali-silica reaction in highly alkali activated slag binders
  7. Franceso Luta (Fall 2013 – 2015, FURI student) – Tailored nano/micro porous materials for water treatment
  8. Shannon Tweedley  (Fall 2013 – 2015, Barrett Honors student)  – Characterization of fly ash based geopolymer  binders (Honors thesis)
  9. Alyson Hendrix (Summer 2013 – 2014, FURI student) – Curing methods for iron carbonate binders
  10. Beshoy Suleiman (Spring 2013 – 2014) – Metallic carbonation and material microstructure
  11. Ashley Welton (2012) – Alkali activated, micowave cured systems
  12. Kingsten Bahn (Spring 2012 onwards – Barrett Honors, and FURI student) – Pervious concrete material structure and property evaluation; Effects of curing on properties of alkali activated concretes (Honors thesis)
  13. Matthew Aguayo (Spring 2012 – Fall 2013) – Limestone powder modified cementitious systems
  14. Alexander Hango (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011) – Mechanical behavior and pore structure of pervious concretes (Clarkson Honors student)
  15. David Champoux (Spring 2010) – Compressive behavior of pervious concretes
  16. Brandon Rivera (Summer 2009, 2010) – Comparison of the performance of two different glass powders in cement pastes; Energy efficient concretes (Clarkson Honors student)
  17. Christopher Milczarek (Summer 2009) – Fused silica and its influence on cement hydration (CAMP pre-frosh student)
  18. Jeevaka Somaratna (Winter 2008 onwards) – Curing methods and their influence on the properties of alkali activated fly ash concretes (Clarkson Honors student)
  19. Micheal 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)
  20. Nicole Olivares (Summer 2008 – CAMP Pre-frosh student, 2009) – Self consolidating concretes with limestone powder; flow behavior of cement pastes containing different replacement materials
  21. Alicia Shelvay (Summer 2008, Fall 2008, Summer 2009, Spring 2010, Summer 2010) – Fractal analysis of macroporous concretes and related methods for performance prediction
  22. Matthew Kinnier (Fall 2008) – Impedance based sensor for fresh concrete property testing
  23. 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
  24. Kathleen Low [UC Berkeley] (Summer 2007, REU) – Pore structure of EPC and its influence on performance
  25. David Cornish (Spring 2007) – Pore structure characterization of Enhanced Porosity Concretes
  26. Hieu Cam (Fall 2006, Spring 2007) – Alkali-silica reaction in glass powder modified mortars
  27. Douglas Harz (Fall 2006, Spring 2007) – Pore structure characterization of Enhanced Porosity Concretes
  28. Nathan Schwarz (Fall 2005, Spring 2006) – Electrical conductivity based characterization of cement systems
  29. Matthew DuBois (Fall 2005, Spring 2006) – Electrical conductivity based characterization of cement systems