Materials in infrastructure
A call for more durable infrastructures has led to many exciting advancements. Fibre-reinforced composite designs, with very unique properties, are now being explored in many infrastructure applications. Even concrete and steel are being steadily improved to have better properties and durability. Our research in this field covers light weight composites and graphene-enhanced materials, e.g. concrete and asphalt, which have huge potential in construction of next-generation infrastructure.
The service life of infrastructures is 50–100 years and they need maintenance. Materials in infrastructure should be innovative, smart and sustainable.