Dr Theodore Hanein

PhD, MSc, BSc

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Associate (PDRA) in Materials Chemistry

t.hanein@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5464

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Dr Theodore Hanein
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

Theo joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2016 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in Materials Chemistry, working with Dr Hajime Kinoshita and Professor John Provis.

His work currently focuses on smart, green, and circular material solutions and processes.

Career history

  • May 2016 – current: Research associate (post-doc) in materials chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • October 2012 – November 2016: PhD researcher, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK. Thesis: “Development of a novel calcium sulfoaluminate cement production process”.
  • September 2011 – September 2012: MSc in Refinery Design and Opertion (Advanced process design), School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester, UK.
  • September 2005 – July 2011: BSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Balamand, Lebanon.
  • September 2005 – July 2010: BSc in Chemistry, University of Balamand, Lebanon.
Qualifications
  • PhD Chemical Engineering (Cement Technology)
  • MSc Advanced Process Design and Integration (Refinery Design and Operation)
  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Chemistry
Research interests

Theo’s main research interest is in reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint associated with the manufacture of cement (the building material). His research areas include:

  • Cement formulation
  • Clinker production
  • Concrete technology
  • Computational thermodynamics
  • Molten salts chemistry
  • Materials characterization
  • Alkaline water technology
  • Process design, optimization, and scale-up
  • Advanced selective dissolution
  • Heat transfer in rotary kilns

Current research projects

  • Low temperature decarbonisation of limestone
  • Thermodynamics of cement clinkering
  • Production of calcium sulfoaluminate cement from  industrial side streams
  • Acceleration of M-S-H cement formation for the encapsulation of nuclear waste and stabilisation of heavy metals
  • Production of cement clinkers containing Cl, Mg, and S
  • Recycling concrete from destroyed and decommissioned buildings
  • Production of the various calcium carbonate polymorphs from limestone rock
  • Low energy alternative to the Solvay process for Na2CO3 manufacture
Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Simoni M, Hanein T, Duvallet TY, Jewell RB, Oberlink AE, Robl TL, Wiseman J & Kinoshita H (2020) On cement clinker assemblages containing alinite, calcium sulfoaluminate and calcium aluminates. LowC3 2020. University of Kentucky, Centre for Applied Energy Research, 5 October 2020 - 6 October 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Simoni M, Hanein T, Duvallet TY, Jewell RB & Kinoshita H (2020) Continuous production of alinite in a laboratory-scale rotary kiln. 40th CCSC. Sheffield, 31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Woo CL, Hanein T, Nyberg M, Martinez JC, Quintero Mora NI & Kinoshita H (2020) Interaction of Na2CO3 and Ca(OH)2 in aqueous system for mild activation of clay materials. 40th CCSC. Sheffield, 31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhao H, Hanein T & Kinoshita H (2020) The effect of sodium carbonate on the formation of magnesium silicate hydrate. 40th CCSC, 31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanein T, Stevens MM, Zhao H, Wigren V, Talling B & Kinoshita H (2020) Production of M-S-H cement using talc mine tailings as a source of magnesia. 4oth CCSC Sheffield RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhao H, Hanein T, Li N, Alotaibi A, Li A, Walling S & Kinoshita H (2019) Acceleration of M-S-H gel formation through the addition of alkali carbonates. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Simoni M, Ball HE, Burgos C, Garcia-Lodeiro I, Hanein T & Kinoshita H (2019) Interaction of strontium chloride solution with calcium aluminate phosphate (CAP) system. 39th Cement and Concrete Science Conference 2019 Proceedings (pp 135-137). Bath, UK, 9 September 2019 - 10 September 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Isteri V, Ohenoja K, Hanein T, Tankanen P, Kinoshita H, Illikainen M & Fabritius T (2019) Alternative raw materials for the production of calcium sulfoaluminate cement: ladle slag and phosphogypsum. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Innovation in Low-Carbon Cement & Concrete Technology. London, 24 June 2019 - 26 June 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanein T, Provis J & Kinoshita H (2018) On the Sustainable Development of Cement. YRF-IV, 9 April 2018 - 9 April 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanein T, Provis J, Nyberg M, Quintero Mora NI, Tyrer M, Maries A & Kinoshita H (2017) Molten salt synthesis of compounds related to cement. Concrete for the Modern Age: Developments in materials and processes (pp 286-297), 20 November 2017 - 22 November 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanein T, Kong L, Provis J, Kinoshita H, Nyberg M, Quintero Mora NI, Tyrer M & Maries A (2017) Prospects for manufacturing cement compounds in molten salt fluxed systems. 37th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 11 September 2017 - 12 September 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bannerman MN, Hanein T & Glasser FP (2017) Validation of a one-dimensional kiln heat transfer model against a pilot kiln. 37th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 11 September 2017 - 12 September 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanein T, Galan I, Skalamprinos S, Elhoweris A, Glasser FP & Bannerman MN (2017) Optimising calcium sulfoaluminate cements. 37th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 11 September 2017 - 12 September 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanein T, Imbabi MS, Glasser FP & Bannerman MN (2016) Lowering the carbon footprint and energy consumption of cement production: A novel Calcium SulfoAluminate cement production process. 1st International Conference on Grand Challenges in Construction Materials, 17 March 2016 - 18 March 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanein T & Bannerman MN (2015) 1D thermal model of rotary kilns used in cement production. 35th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 26 August 2015 - 28 August 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanein T, Elhoweris A, Galan I, Glasser FP & Bannerman MN (2015) Thermodynamic data of ye’elimite (C4A3$ ) for cement clinker equilibrium calculations. 35th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 26 August 2015 - 28 August 2015. RIS download Bibtex download