Student working on a research project.

Development Of Environmentally Sustainable Ultra-high Performance Concretes

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is a class of construction materials with very high compressive strength and durability. Due to its enhanced properties, UHPC is fast replacing normal concrete in many challenging structural applications. However, a UHPC typically contains large amount of cement, which is one of most energy and carbon intensive material. In this project, the use of supplementary cementitious materials, which are recycled materials from industrial waste streams, to partially substitute cement will be investigated experimentally as well as analytically. Students will learn the special skills needed to process these materials and analytical and experimental tools required to analyze their behavior.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: Sound background in statics and strength of materials, ability to work independently, commitment to work hard in the lab
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Ravi Ranade
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Civil, Structural And Environmental Engineering
Office: 135 Ketter Hall
Phone: 716-645-5150