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Research interests

Prof. Paine is Director of the Centre for Climate Adaptation and Environment Research.

His research focuses on the development of smart and innovative concrete technology.  Some of his current research includes:

  • bacteria-based self-healing concrete,
  • self-sensing concrete using graphene and other sensors,
  • electrically conductive concrete, and
  • nanotechnology enhanced concrete.

He also carries out research in recycled aggregates, low carbon cements and geopolymers.

He was the Bath PI on the £5m EPSRC Programme Grant on “Resilient Materials for Life (RM4L)” ( and he was the Bath PI on its predecessor Materials for Life (M4L)”. From 2011 to 2014 he led Bath’s involvement in the EU funded FP7 research “FIBCEM” to develop nanotechnology enhanced extruded fibre reinforced foam cement (

He has also received funding from other sources including: BBSRC, NERC, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Council, Government departments, WRAP, and industry.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Concrete Technology (FICT) and a chartered engineer through the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE).

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Smart and innovative concrete technologies, including:
• self-healing concrete,
• self-sensing concrete
• nanotechnology enhanced concrete
• low carbon concretes
• recycled aggregates

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Structural engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Steel fibre reinforced concrete for prestressed hollow core slabs, University of Nottingham

Oct 1994Sept 1997

Award Date: 1 Nov 1998


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