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Advanced & Innovative Materials (AIM) Group

Benefitting from strong industrial support and extensive international collaborations, AIM’s research activities have been well recognised in the world.

About

The aim of AIM is to promote industry-driven, interdisciplinary research in material science and engineering in order to provide leading-edge, sustainable solutions to the challenges facing engineers in today’s changing society and environment.

Concrete Durability Workshop

Sign up to our Concrete Durability Workshop,  jointly organised by UCL, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Leeds. The workshop will take place in Northern Ireland on 28-29 June 2019. To register, and find out further information, including fee costs, please visit our Concrete Durability Workshop booking page.


People

The Advanced & Innovative Materials (AIM) Group is located within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering​ at University College London, and consists of UCL academics and PhD students, plus visiting researchers. 

Academic staff
Group leader

Dr Yun Bai

Members
Visiting Professor

Dr Neil Milestone

Research fellows
Visiting research fellows
Visiting researcher
Visiting PhD students
Research students

Hussam Nasreddin

PhD students
Joint PhD students at QUB

Research themes in AIM

The research themes are:

  • Novel, low-carbon and low-energy cementitious materials
  • Advanced composite materials
  • Rheology of novel cement and concrete
  • Durability of concrete structures
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Nuclear waste immobilisation

Collaboration

Academic
Industry 

Facilities

Equipment for concrete 
  • Mortar Mixer (Hobart)
  • Carbonation Chamber (LEEC)
  • Thermostatic Cabinet (Controls)
  • Vicamatic (Controls)
  • DT 300- Zeta Potential (Dispersion Technology Instruments)
  • Rheometer for Paste/Mortar
  • Rheometer for Concrete
  • PM 100 Ball Mill (Retsch)
  • MK II Chloride Analyzer (Sherwood)
  • Advantest 9 Flexual Frame (Controls)
  • Universal Tester
  • Pillar Drill
  • Scientific Microwave (Industrial Microwave system)
  • Orimet
  • J-ring
  • L-box
  • Water Bath
Equipment for characterisation 
  • Discovery V8 Microscope (CARL ZEISS)
  • G3 Morphology system (Malvern Instrument)
  • 200 HPLC (Perkin Elmer)
  • Dionex 1100 Ion Chromatography (Dionex)
  • 3R Centrifuge (AccuSpin)
  • S47 pH Conductivity Meter (Mettler Toledo)
  • Model M550 Double Beam Scanning UV / Visible Spectrophotometer (Camspec)
  • Rotary Evaporator (Buchi)
  • Rotary Evaporator (Made in house)
  • Hydraulic Conductivity Panel (Vykeham Farrance)
  • Raman Spectrometer (CRANN)

Publications

To access publications from AIM's academics and researchers, please visit their IRIS profiles.