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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. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Infrastructure, Geotechnical and Water Engineering research. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Modeling unsaturated granular pavement materials using bounding surface plasticity, University of California

Award Date: 19 Dec 2002

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

Award Date: 1 Jul 2000

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

Award Date: 1 Dec 1994


  • 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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