Civil Engineering Materials


Ongoing research is focused on inorganic, random porous materials and incorporates expertise at the interface of chemistry and materials science to develop the next generation of sustainable construction materials. The work incorporates aspects of first principles and continuum scale simulations and integrated experiments, ranging from nano-to-macro scales. Special efforts are devoted toward developing low-clinker factor cements and concretes, reducing the carbon footprint of construction materials, and increasing the service life of civil engineering infrastructure.

Faculty and Lecturers


Mathieu Bauchy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 5731B Boelter Hall (310) 825-9991

Development of high-performance and sustainable glasses and cement for infrastructure and handled devices applications; multi-scale simulations of materials.

Fabian Rosner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 5731H Boelter Hall (310) 825-2471

Our cutting-edge research in renewable energy, green chemistry, carbon management and the water-energy-nexus is highly interdisciplinary and bridges the gap between material science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and environmental engineering.


Gaurav Sant, Ph.D.

Professor 5731J Boelter Hall (310) 206-3084

Development and design of sustainable low-CO­2 foot-print materials for infrastructure construction applications.

Xiaoyu (Rayne) Zheng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 5731 Boelter Hall

Development of additive manufacturing technologies and material synthesis for multi-functional materials and device systems with controlled micro-architectures and encoded properties.