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

Group Leader

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


Dr Claire L. Corkhill
Dr Hajime Kinoshita

Research Associates

Dr Theodore Hanein
Dr Brant Walkley
Dr Jesus Rodríguez Sanchez (KTP Associate)
Dr Sam Ghazizadeh

Doctoral Students

Tamara Janey Chidiac - Durability and Service Life Modelling for AAM Concretes.
Siti Rohaidah Yahaya
Cassandre Le Galliard - Mitigating carbonation and other forms of chemical attack on alkali-activated materials.
Shaun Nelson 
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.
Dan Geddes - Understanding the chemical and physical properties of geopolymer cements for nuclear waste immobilisation.
Sarah Kearney - Investigating the effects of radiation on blended cement grouts used for nuclear waste encapsulation.
Aldo Sosa - Electrochemical characterisation of cement hydration and properties.
Antonia Yorkshire - Understanding radionuclide interactions with cementitious materials for radioactive waste management.

Former Group Members

Susan A. Bernal Lopez, Research Fellow
Mehul Chavda, Ph.D.
Maria Criado, PDRA
Ines Garcia-Lodeiro, PDRA
Wail Gashier, Ph.D.
Oday H. Hussein, Research Technician
Xinyuan Ke, 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.
Rebecca A. Sanderson, Eng.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

Top in the Russell Group

We are the top-ranked Russell Group university for Graduate Prospects in Materials Science and Engineering. (The Times Good University Guide 2020)

PhD scholarships

There are lots of different types of scholarships available, from full awards covering fees, living expenses and research costs to partial fee scholarships.