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Dr Xinyuan Ke joined The University of Bath since September 2018 as a Prize Fellow, specialised in material characterisation, cement chemistry, waste utilisation and management. She is working on developing sustainable construction materials with high performance. Her research focuses on both microstructure analysis and macro-scale performance prediction for alternative cementitious materials, including geopolymer, alkali-activated cement, calcined clays, and calcium aluminate-phosphate cement.

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Her current research interests include:

  • To understand the fundamental physical chemistry of sustainable cement using advanced materials characterisation (e.g. XRD, Raman, XRF, Solid State NMR), and thermodynamic modelling
  • Developing of smart chemical additive using functional nanomaterial for designing sustainable concrete
  • Advanced data science for automation of the concrete design and performance prediction.
  • Durability assessment of sustainable concrete (e.g. chloride induced corrosion, carbonation, acid attack)
  • Nuclear waste encapsulation and solidification using inorganic binders.
  • Life cycle assessment

Willing to supervise PhD

Education/Academic qualification

Materials science and Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield


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Projects 2019 2020

Nanoscale inspection of self-healing concrete under chemical attack

Ke, X., Paine, K., Chen, W. & Li, Q.


Project: Other

Research Output 2012 2020

8 Citations (Scopus)

Slag-Based Cements That Resist Damage Induced by Carbon Dioxide

Ke, X., Criado, M., Provis, J. L. & Bernal, S. A., 2 Apr 2018, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 6, 4, p. 5067-5075 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Chloride binding and mobility in sodium carbonate-activated slag pastes and mortars

Ke, X., Bernal, S. A., Hussein, O. H. & Provis, J. L., 1 Dec 2017, In : Materials and Structures. 50, 252.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access

Alkali aluminosilicate geopolymers as binders to encapsulate strontium-selective titanate ion-exchangers

Ke, X., Bernal, S. A., Sato, T. & Provis, J. L., 28 Aug 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 48, 32, p. 12116-12126 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access