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Self-healing concrete and cementitious materials (2020)
Book Chapter
Qureshi, T., & Al-Tabbaa, A. (2020). Self-healing concrete and cementitious materials. In Advanced Functional Materials. IntechOpen

Concrete is one of the most used materials in the world with robust applications and increasing demand. Despite considerable advancement in concrete and cementitious materials over last centuries, infrastructure built in the present world with these... Read More about Self-healing concrete and cementitious materials.

Influence of SiO2, TiO2 and Fe2O3 nanoparticles on the properties of fly ash blended cement mortars (2020)
Journal Article
Ng, D. S., Paul, S. C., Anggraini, V., Kong, S. Y., Qureshi, T. S., Rodriguez, C. R., …Šavija, B. (2020). Influence of SiO2, TiO2 and Fe2O3 nanoparticles on the properties of fly ash blended cement mortars. Construction and Building Materials, 258, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119627

This study explores the effects of different types of nanoparticles, namely nano-SiO2 (NS), nano-TiO2 (NT), and nano-Fe2O3 (NF) on the fresh properties, mechanical properties, and microstructure of cement mortar containing fly ash as a supplementary... Read More about Influence of SiO2, TiO2 and Fe2O3 nanoparticles on the properties of fly ash blended cement mortars.

Nano reinforced cement paste composite with functionalized graphene and pristine graphene nanoplatelets (2020)
Journal Article
Qureshi, T. S., & Panesar, D. K. (2020). Nano reinforced cement paste composite with functionalized graphene and pristine graphene nanoplatelets. Composites Part B: Engineering, 197, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108063

This study examines and compares the workability, hydration, mechanical, microstructure and transport properties of cement paste composites containing the three forms of graphene-based 2D nanomaterials synthesised from epigenetic graphite deposit, na... Read More about Nano reinforced cement paste composite with functionalized graphene and pristine graphene nanoplatelets.

A comparison of graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide and pure graphene: early age properties of cement composites (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Qureshi, T., & Panesar, D. (2019). A comparison of graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide and pure graphene: early age properties of cement composites. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (SMSS2019) New Generation of Construction Materials. , (342-349)

This study compares the hydration, mechanical and transport properties of cement based composites containing graphene oxide (GO), reduced graphene oxide (rGO), and pure graphene (G). The only mix design variable other than the type of graphene materi... Read More about A comparison of graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide and pure graphene: early age properties of cement composites.

Impact of graphene oxide and highly reduced graphene oxide on cement based composites (2019)
Journal Article
Qureshi, T. S., & Panesar, D. K. (2019). Impact of graphene oxide and highly reduced graphene oxide on cement based composites. Construction and Building Materials, 206, 71-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.01.176

This study examines and compares the performance of two specific forms of graphene nanomaterials in the cement based composite, namely graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO). A typical forms of GO with the average C:O ratio of 54:46 and... Read More about Impact of graphene oxide and highly reduced graphene oxide on cement based composites.

Autogenous self-healing of cement with expansive minerals-II: Impact of age and the role of optimised expansive minerals in healing performance (2018)
Journal Article
Qureshi, T., Kanellopoulos, A., & Al-Tabbaa, A. (2019). Autogenous self-healing of cement with expansive minerals-II: Impact of age and the role of optimised expansive minerals in healing performance. Construction and Building Materials, 194, 266-275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.11.027

This part of the study presents the optimisation of expansive minerals mix proportions and establishes a quantitative and qualitative correlation between self-healing and the cracking age of cementitious materials. The hydration degree of cementitiou... Read More about Autogenous self-healing of cement with expansive minerals-II: Impact of age and the role of optimised expansive minerals in healing performance.

Nano-cement composite with graphene oxide produced from epigenetic graphite deposit (2018)
Journal Article
Qureshi, T. S., Panesar, D. K., Sidhureddy, B., Chen, A., & Wood, P. C. (2019). Nano-cement composite with graphene oxide produced from epigenetic graphite deposit. Composites Part B: Engineering, 159, 248-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.09.095

This study presents the development of a nano-cement composite with graphene oxide (GO) carbon-based nanomaterials synthesized from a high-purity epigenetic graphite deposit. Diamond drill sampled graphite mineralization was upgraded through benefici... Read More about Nano-cement composite with graphene oxide produced from epigenetic graphite deposit.

Preparation of graphene oxide/chitosan/ferrite nanocomposite for Chromium (VI) removal from aqueous solution (2018)
Journal Article
Samuel, M. S., Shah, S. S., Subramaniyan, V., Qureshi, T., Bhattacharya, J., & Singh, N. P. (2018). Preparation of graphene oxide/chitosan/ferrite nanocomposite for Chromium (VI) removal from aqueous solution. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 119, 540-547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.07.052

A magnetically modified graphene oxide/chitosan/ferrite (GCF) nanocomposite material was synthesized and exploited for removal of Chromium(VI) from aqueous solution. The GCF nanocomposite material was characterized by powder-X-ray diffraction (powder... Read More about Preparation of graphene oxide/chitosan/ferrite nanocomposite for Chromium (VI) removal from aqueous solution.

Ultrasonic-assisted synthesis of graphene oxide – fungal hyphae: An efficient and reclaimable adsorbent for chromium(VI) removal from aqueous solution (2018)
Journal Article
Samuel, M. S., Subramaniyan, V., Bhattacharya, J., Chidambaram, R., Qureshi, T., & Singh, N. P. (2018). Ultrasonic-assisted synthesis of graphene oxide – fungal hyphae: An efficient and reclaimable adsorbent for chromium(VI) removal from aqueous solution. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 48, 412-417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2018.06.012

In this study, a hybrid film bio-nanocomposite material was developed based on the graphene oxide/fungal hyphae (GO-FH) interaction. The developed GO-FH bio-nanocomposite material was used for the removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution.... Read More about Ultrasonic-assisted synthesis of graphene oxide – fungal hyphae: An efficient and reclaimable adsorbent for chromium(VI) removal from aqueous solution.

A review: The effect of graphene oxide on the properties of cement-based composites (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Qureshi, T. S., & Panesar, D. K. (2017). A review: The effect of graphene oxide on the properties of cement-based composites. In CSCE annual conference

Graphene oxide (GO) is a recently invented 2D nanoplane fiber. GO is typically produced via the chemical oxidation and exfoliation of graphite. It contains active functional groups on its nanoplane surface, and these groups play a major role during t... Read More about A review: The effect of graphene oxide on the properties of cement-based composites.

Self-healing of drying shrinkage cracks in cement-based materials incorporating reactive MgO (2016)
Journal Article
Qureshi, T., & Al-Tabbaa, A. (2016). Self-healing of drying shrinkage cracks in cement-based materials incorporating reactive MgO. Smart Materials and Structures, 25(8), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/25/8/084004

Excessive drying shrinkage is one of the major issues of concern for longevity and reduced strength performance of concrete structures. It can cause the formation of cracks in the concrete. This research aims to improve the autogenous self-healing ca... Read More about Self-healing of drying shrinkage cracks in cement-based materials incorporating reactive MgO.

Encapsulation of expansive powder minerals within a concentric glass capsule system for self-healing concrete (2016)
Journal Article
Qureshi, T., Kanellopoulos, A., & Al-Tabbaa, A. (2016). Encapsulation of expansive powder minerals within a concentric glass capsule system for self-healing concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 121, 629-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.06.030

This study presents the application of encapsulated expansive powder minerals (magnesium oxide, bentonite and quicklime) for self-healing of cement-based mortars. A system of concentric glass macrocapsules was used to envelope the expansive minerals... Read More about Encapsulation of expansive powder minerals within a concentric glass capsule system for self-healing concrete.

Waste metal for improving concrete performance and utilisation as an alternative of reinforcement bar (2015)
Journal Article
Qureshi, T., & Ahmed, M. (2015). Waste metal for improving concrete performance and utilisation as an alternative of reinforcement bar. Other Education, 5(2), 97-103

Waste material disposal is considered as a difficult issue to adopt in current world. Waste metal, which has been recognised as a major problem in the environment and resource deficiency, could have important implications in the concrete construction... Read More about Waste metal for improving concrete performance and utilisation as an alternative of reinforcement bar.

Influence of expansive minerals on the self-healing of cement paste and mortar systems (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Qureshi, T., & Al-Tabbaa, A. (2015). Influence of expansive minerals on the self-healing of cement paste and mortar systems. In Fifth International Conference of Self-healing Materials, Durham, NC (U.S.A.)

Expansive minerals have great prospects for improving the self-healing capacity of concrete. Once a crack start propagating, an embedded unhydrated expansive mineral could hydrate and expand hence bridging and healing the cracks. This study investiga... Read More about Influence of expansive minerals on the self-healing of cement paste and mortar systems.

Glass encapsulated minerals for self-healing in cement based composites (2015)
Journal Article
Kanellopoulos, A., Qureshi, T. S., & Al-Tabbaa, A. (2015). Glass encapsulated minerals for self-healing in cement based composites. Construction and Building Materials, 98, 780-791. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.08.127

This study presents the encapsulation of mineral compounds as healing materials for cement-based composites. Three liquid (sodium silicate, colloidal silica and tetraethyl orthosilicate) and one powdered (magnesium oxide) minerals were encapsulated i... Read More about Glass encapsulated minerals for self-healing in cement based composites.


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