Cements@Sheffield is a multidisciplinary team comprising researchers from many backgrounds, led by Professor John L. Provis with four academic staff and a further fifteen research staff and students.


Group Leader

John L. Provis, Professor of Cement Materials Science and Engineering


Dr Hajime Kinoshita
Dr Brant Walkley
Dr Theodore Hanein

Research Associates

Dr Amr Aboulela
Dr Dan Geddes
Dr Maryam Derkani 

Doctoral Students

Zhili Ren - Effect of cooling rates on the properties of Portland cement clinker and in the presence of unconventional/minor elements
Jess McWilliams - Geopolymer cements for immobilisation of radioactive liquid organic wastes
Haoliang Jin - Resistance of alkali-silica reaction for alkali-activated cement.
Douglas Scammell - Circular solutions for structural concrete waste from the UK nuclear industry.
Tamara Janey Chidiac - Durability and Service Life Modelling for AAM Concretes.
Siti Rohaidah Yahaya - Recycling concrete from decommissioning nuclear infrastructure.
Cassandre Le Galliard - Mitigating carbonation and other forms of chemical attack on alkali-activated materials.
Shaun Nelson - Cements of the future and the future of nuclear cements.
Gaone Koma - Controlling the rheology and setting of alkali activated cement systems using innovative admixtures. 
Chun Woo - Separation and recovery of materials for sustainable decarbonisation of limestone.
Marco Simoni - Alternative low CO2 emissions limestone decarbonisation at room temperature by reaction with NaOH solution.
Han Zhao - Sustainable application of cement and concrete by using alternative magnesium binders.
Laura Stefanini - Design of alkali-activated materials with maximised recycled content.

Former Group Members

Susan A. Bernal Lopez, Research Fellow
Mehul Chavda, Ph.D.
Maria Criado, PDRA
Ines Garcia-Lodeiro, PDRA
Wail Gashier, Ph.D.
Sam Ghazizadeh, PDRA
Oday H. Hussein, Research Technician
Xinyuan Ke, Ph.D. and PDRA
Sarah Kearney, Ph.D. and PDRA
Andrew MacArthur, Ph.D.
Colleen Mann, Ph.D.
Neda Mobasher, Ph.D.
Shishir Mundra, Ph.D.
Angel Muñoz Gomez, PDRA
Rupert J. Myers, Ph.D.
Dale P. Prentice, Ph.D.
Dr Jesus Rodríguez Sanchez PDRA
Rebecca A. Sanderson, Eng.D.
Aldo Sosa, Ph.D.
Zhijun Tan, PDRA
Ashleigh Thompson, Ph.D.
Rita Vasconcelos, Ph.D.
Diego F. Velandia Manchego, Ph.D.
James E. Vigor, Ph.D.
Sam A. Walling, Ph.D. and PDRA
Antonia Yorkshire, Ph.D. and PDRA

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