Student NameMustafa Alissa
Faculty Mentor NameDr. Kyle Riding
CollegeCollege of Engineering
MajorCivil Engineering
Research InterestsSustainability, pollution prevention, and materials
OrganizationsAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Hobbies and InterestsWorkout, soccer, and traveling

Research Project

New Sustainable Cementitious Material for Infrastructure

Portland cement manufacturing is responsible for around 5% of global CO2 emissions. Calcined clay offers the potential to replace part of portland cement, making concrete more durable and environmentally friendly. This project will be a pilot study into the potential for a local source of calcined clay to be used in infrastructure.