Sustainable Construction Materials 

Our research and development in this area includes the optimisation of new alkali-activated (“geopolymer”) and blended cements for CO2 emissions reduction, durability testing of alternative construction materials, and beamline-based techniques for materials characterisation. Further interests are in the design and fabrication of novel construction materials.

Contact and personal webpages

  • Professor John Provis, research interests in materials science and engineering of cements.
  • Professor Iain Todd, Reader in Metallurgy, research interests include the study of both structural and functional material properties in structures where microstructural and physical property length scales are comparable.
  • Professor Dan Allwood, Reader in Materials Physics has interests of magnetic thin films.

Surface Engineering