The central theme of our research lies in the area of application of mechanics of materials at different length scales towards microstructure-guided design of sustainable infrastructure materials and its impact on macro-scale structures. Our overall goal is to: (i) develop novel unconventional sustainable structural material for sustainability; (ii) improve our understanding on the novel sustainable structural materials at different length scales through modern comprehensive characterization tools (such as nanoindentation and synchrotron tomography etc.); (iii) develop kinetic model to track reaction efficiency and (iv) application of mechanics of materials to establish microstructure-property link with a view to understand fundamental stress distribution, crack-initiation and propagation in these novel materials towards its optimal performance.
CO2 sequestration pathway of synthesis of carbon-negative sustainable structural binder: Production of cement results in generation of a significant amount of CO2, a major contributor to the global warming. This issue has potentially devastating consequences to mankind in the long term if left unchecked. Consequently, we are personally and professionally committed to finding solutions. With […]
3D Material Structure: Proper characterization of the pore-and-micro-structure is important towards developing methods for adequate material design. While the pore structure of the material is important in dictating the transport behavior and thus the durability characteristics, the mechanical properties of a heterogeneous material are also influenced significantly by the individual phase amounts (both solids and […]
Finite Element Analysis for Constitutive Material Modelling in Heterogeneous Composites: Design and development of novel heterogeneous materials requires a proper understanding of the influence of microstructure on the desired performance features. Structural materials are invariably designed based on mechanical performance. Accurate prediction of effective elastic properties of highly heterogeneous materials with multiple microstructural phases is […]