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Research interests

Development of low-carbon, low-cost construction materials. 

For my PhD research, I investigate the alkali activation of clays and soils, to make geopolymers and hydrosodalites. These can be used as stabilising phases in earth-based walling materials, with the potential for lower-cost, lower-carbon housing. The intended application is one-storey informally-built housing in urban areas of LEDCs. The aim is to develop a fundamental understanding of which clay minerals and soil types are best suited to geopolymer stabilisation. 



Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science, Master of Engineering, University of Oxford

1 Oct 20091 Jul 2013

External positions

Graduate Engineer, Buro Happold

1 Oct 20131 Jul 2015


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Stabilised soil
  • Activated clays
  • QD Chemistry
  • Hydrosodalites
  • Inorganic polymers
  • Geopolymers
  • TH Building construction
  • Earth construction

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Research Output 2016 2018

Open Access
Clay minerals
1 Citations
Open Access

A Holistic Materials Design Requirements Framework (HoMDReF) For Future Housing Materials

Marsh, A., Heath, A., Reddy, V. & Evernden, M., 1 Jul 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
urban area
environmental economics
sustainable development
economic development