Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 12/10/2013
Tuesday, 12/10/2013
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Professor Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh
City College of CUNY
Department of Civil Engineering

"Carbon Nano-Filaments for Enhancing the Properties of Concrete"

ABSTRACT


Carbon nanofilaments have excellent mechanical properties. It is expected that incorporating them in concrete enhances the strength and durability of this widely used construction material. However, there are many challenges involved in using carbon nanofillaments for producing composite materials. The main challenge is the poor dispersibility of these filaments. The presentation will focus on different method for enhancing the dispersion of nanofilaments in cementitious matrices, an analytical method for quantifying the dispersion of inclusions in a domain, and properties of hardened cement paste incorporating carbon nanofilaments.

BRIEF ACADEMIC/EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh is an assistant professor of civil engineering at the City College of New York. He received his BS in civil engineering from Azad University in Iran, his MS in civil/structural engineering from the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, and his PhD in Civil/Materials engineering from Texas A&M University.

RECENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Ardavan has performed research on the mechanical properties of fiber reinforced concrete structural elements, properties of nanomodified concrete, and also the utilization of construction and demolition waste for producing structural-grade concrete.



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