Low-carbon and sustainable binders
I am a civil engineer working as a Senior Scientist in the Applied Technologies department where I specialise in Advanced Engineering and Materials. My Ph.D. is in construction materials research and my principal research interest is developing sustainable binders and enhancing the longevity of concrete structures.
My professional drive stems from the desire to create a tangible impact on the construction industry by reducing the carbon footprint of construction projects. I firmly believe that through my work, I can make a positive contribution to society and help build a more sustainable future for our planet.
I have successfully guided the development of innovative ideas and played a pivotal role in their commercialisation. From the initial concept to market implementation, I thrive in transforming groundbreaking research into practical solutions that address real-world challenges.
Concrete, as the most widely used construction material globally, captures my attention. With nearly 25 billion tons used each year, there is huge potential to optimise its composition and properties to align with global sustainability goals.
I am proud to have received recognition, including the Best Paper Award at the ICE Advances in Cement Research Prize and the Early Career Researcher Award from Science NZ.