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Research interests

Richard’s research interests are focused on microstructure/macrostructure property relationships of materials, setting reactions, sensors, degradation processes, water transport mechanisms, polymeric and ceramic materials for 3D printing, conservation materials, photocatalytic coatings and materials for improving the indoor air quality of buildings.

He is currently co-investigator on the EPSRC research grant ‘Aerial Additive Building Manufacturing: Distributed Unmanned Aerial Systems for in-situ manufacturing of the built environment’, 'Healthy housing for the Displaced', and 'Resilient Materials for Life (RM4L)'.  In addition he was principal investigator on the EPSRC grants ‘An Electrochemical Approach to Study Carbonation of Novel Lime Based Materials’ and ‘Experimentally verified atomistic modelling of lime in construction materials’.  He has recieved funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Council, and the Royal Society.

Willing to supervise PhD

Richard is interested in supervising students studying the materials science of construction materials in areas such as:

  • Lime and cementitious binders
  • Nanomaterials
  • Photocatylictic materials
  • Sensors
  • Indoor air quality
  • Waste utilisation in construction

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Projects 2010 2023

RM4L - Resilient Materials for Life

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

3/04/172/04/22

Project: Research council

Autonomous Aerial Robotic Manufacturing

Ball, R., Shepherd, P. & Williams, C.

1/05/1630/04/20

Project: Research council

Robotics
Antennas
Robots
Printing
Hardware

Phase 3 Nanolime and Historic Buildings in England

Ball, R.

27/01/1431/03/23

Project: UK charity

Research Output 1998 2018

Cementitious mortars and polyurethane foams for additive building manufacturing

Dams, B., Peng, J., Shepherd, P. & Ball, R. 9 Apr 2018 p. 103-107 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Mortar
Polyurethanes
Foams
Curing
3D printers

Determination of In Situ Esterification Parameters of Citric Acid-Glycerol Based Polymers for Wood Impregnation

Berube, M-A., Schorr, D., Ball, R. J., Landry, V. & Blanchet, P. 1 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 26, 3, p. 970-979 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Citric acid
Esterification
Glycerol
Impregnation
Citric Acid
1 Citations
Open Access
Moisture
Spectroscopy
Polymers
Monitoring
Composite materials

Long-term mechanical properties of cellulose fiber-reinforced cement mortar with diatomite

Ince, C., Derogar, S., Ball, R. J., Ekinci, A. & Yuzer, N. 9 Feb 2018 In : Advances in Cement Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mortar
Cellulose
Cements
Mechanical properties
Fibers
1 Citations

Performance of concrete with recycled plastic waste as a partial replacement for sand

Thorneycroft, J., Orr, J., Savoikar, P. & Ball, R. 2018 In : Construction and Building Materials. 161, p. 63-69

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sand
Concretes
Plastics
Concrete construction
Concrete industry

Datasets

An experimental and computational study to resolve the composition of dolomitic lime.

Grant, J. (Creator), Pesce, G. (Creator), Ball, R. (Creator), Parker, S. (Creator), University of Bath, 18 Jan 2016

Dataset

Dataset related to the paper "Environmental performance of nano-structured Ca(OH)2/TiO2 photocatalytic coatings for buildings"

Pesce, G. (Creator), Nuño, M. (Creator), Ball, R. (Creator), Xenophontos, P. (Creator), University of Bath, 2015

Dataset