Alkali Activated Materials as an Alternative Cementitious Binders
- Cement industry contributes about 8% of global CO2 emissions.
- Replacement of lime-based hydraulic binders (ordinary cement) with SiO2, Al2O3, and CaO-rich alkali-activated materials.
- Different classes of alkali-activated materials (AAMs), typical precursors required for AAMs, and locally available precursors in Saudi Arabia.
- Research activities on AAMs by our research team
Dr. Hammad Khalid currently works at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. He carries out research in the area of smart and innovative concrete technology. Some of his current research includes advanced construction materials, supplementary cementitious materials, multi-functional cementitious materials, structural strengthening using fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP), and nanomaterials-based cementitious/polymeric sensors and energy harvesters.