New Publication on C-S-H

A new publication titled “Symmetry-Induced Stability in Alkali-Doped Calcium Silicate Hydrate” was published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C in May 2019.

Using first-principles quantum chemistry calculations on the model crystalline phase clinotobermorite, it was shown that there is a strong interplay between the thermodynamic stability of alkali-doped C-S-H and the symmetry of the alkali atoms in the structure. The article can be accessed here.

Invited Lecture: ICACC 2019

Prof. Garg presented an invited lecture titled “Manipulating Reaction Kinetics of Alkali-activated Materials using Nano-sized Additives” at the 43rd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in January 2019 at Daytona Beach, Florida. 

The lecture was part of a special 2-day symposium on “Geopolymers, Inorganic Polymers, and Sustainable Materials”. The conference was organized by the American Ceramic Society.

Cements 2019 Conference in Illinois

The 10th Advances in Cement-Based Materials, organized by ACerS Cements Division, “Cements 2019” takes place June 16–18, 2019, at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois.

Co-chaired by Dr. Matt D’Ambrosia and Prof. Garg, the conference is currently accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Interested participants can submit here.

The deadline for submission is 15 March, 2019.

Hiring Announcement

Our group is actively looking to hire a couple of graduate students to start working from Fall 2019. If you’re interested, please make a formal application and indicate your interest to work with Prof. Garg.

New Member

Dr. Nishant Garg joins the faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering under the Construction Materials research area.