1995 …2022
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Research interests

Andrew Heath's research interests are sustainable construction materials, including earth construction, low carbon concretes (especially geopolymer concrete) and self-healing concretes.  Additional research is on physical and chemical testing and modelling of soils and geopolymers, landslide assessment and transportation infrastructure engineering.

Willing to supervise PhD

He is willing to supervise PhD students in the fields of sustainable construction materials, in particular earth based materials, geopolymers and self-healing concrete, as well as modelling earth materials in landslide, building and foundation applications.  

Education/Academic qualification

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Master in Science, University of California, Berkeley

Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Cape Town

Keywords

  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • materials
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
  • TF Railroad engineering and operation
  • TH Building construction

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Projects 2006 2022

RM4L - Resilient Materials for Life

Paine, K., Ball, R., Heath, A., Tan, L. & Tzoura, E.

3/04/172/04/22

Project: Research council

Developing Earth Based Building Products Utilising Solid Wastes

Walker, P., Heath, A. & Maskell, D.

1/04/1731/03/19

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

International Research Initiator Scheme - Development and implementation of sustainable construction materials in South Africa and the UK

Heath, A., Paine, K. & Orr, J.

1/01/1629/02/16

Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

M4L: Materials for Life

Paine, K. & Heath, A.

1/07/1330/09/16

Project: Research council

Self-healing materials
Intelligent materials
Macros
Geotechnical engineering
Intelligent structures

Research Output 1995 2018

Open Access
Bentonite
Alkalies
Clay minerals
montmorillonite
illite
1 Citations
Open Access
Kaolin
kaolinite
Kaolinite
Extrusion
routes

Application and performance of bacteria-based self-healing concrete

Paine, K., Sharma, T., Alazhari, M., Heath, A. & Cooper, R., Jun 2018, Proceedings of Final Conference of RILEM TC 253-MCI: Microorganisms-Cementitious Materials Interactions. Bertron, A. & Jonkers, H. (eds.). Vol. 2. p. 387-394

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bacteria
Concretes
Impurities
Permeation
Hardening
2 Citations

Application of expanded perlite encapsulated bacteria and growth media for self-healing concrete

Alazhari, M., Sharma, T., Heath, A., Cooper, R. & Paine, K., Jan 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 160, p. 610-619 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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calcium acetate
Bacteria
Concretes
Nutrients
Calcium compounds
1 Citations
Open Access
File
Geopolymers
Alkalies
Portland cement
Leaching
Mortar

Thesis

Application of the Interfoam VoF Code to Coastal Wave/Structure Interaction

Author: Morgan, G., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Zang, J. (Supervisor) & Heath, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Development of Stabilised Extruded Earth Masonry Units

Author: Maskell, D., 12 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Walker, P. (Supervisor) & Heath, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Large Scale Testing of Drystone Retaining Structures

Author: Mundell, C., 1 Aug 2009

Supervisor: McCombie, P. (Supervisor), Walker, P. (Supervisor) & Heath, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Moisture Buffering Capacity of Unfired Clay Masonry

Author: Mcgregor, F., 11 Nov 2014

Supervisor: Heath, A. (Supervisor), Shea, A. (Supervisor) & Fodde, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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