X Ke's Lab
Led by Dr Xinyuan Ke @University of Bath, UK
"I am leading an interdisciplinary materials research lab based at the University of Bath, UK.
My teams work on developing green fabrication technologies of alternative high-performance functional building materials from low-impact resources (natural minerals, waste materials). Our mission is to deliver a greener and cleaner construction industry and
energy-efficient built environment."
Cement and concrete materials are indispensable for modern construction; however, they also bear high embodied carbon. Our research aims to deliver sustainable materials designs and innovative waste valorisation solutions for the development of future ultra-low-carbon cements.
Advanced Characterisation for Durable Infrastructure Materials
From atoms to micro- and meso-scale, my team develops fundamental understandings of the reaction mechanisms of low-carbon cements and their durability performances, with the support of advanced characterisation techniques
(lab-based and synchrotron beamlines).
Meet The Team
Dr Xinyuan Ke
Miss Lorena Skevi
PhD researcher/ Research Assistant
Mr Vahiddin Alperen Baki
Mr Jamie Wilson
Mr Brian Ding
Miss Yuxi Lu
Our Most Recent Publications
The impact of mechanochemical activation on the physicochemical properties and pozzolanic reactivity of kaolinite, muscovite and montmorillonite
(2022) Cement and Concrete Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2022.106962
The effects of biomineralization on the localised phase and microstructure evolutions of bacteria-based self-healing cementitious composites
(2022) Cement and Concrete Composites, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2022.104421
Assessing the suitability of alkali-activated metakaolin geopolymer for thermochemical heat storage
(2021) Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2021.111329
Thermodynamic properties of sodium aluminosilicate hydrate (N–A–S–H)
(2021) Dalton Transactions, DOI: 10.1039/D1DT02202D
Coupling machine learning with thermodynamic modelling to develop a composition-property model for alkali-activated materials
(2021) Composites Part B: Engineering, 10.1016/j.compositesb.2021.108801
Thermodynamic modelling of phase evolution in alkali-activated slag cements exposed to carbon dioxide
(2020) Cement and Concrete Research, 10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106158
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY