Innovative Concrete Materials

Our research group focuses on the prediction of long-term durability and characterization of early-age volume change of cement-based materials. Our multi-scale approach results in translational research that combines fundamental scientific understanding with the improvement and development of test methods and specifications that enhance concrete performance. We are recognized experts in concrete durability, namely alkali-silica reaction, early-age properties of calcium aluminate cements and characterization and prediction of drying shrinkage in high performance concrete. Research is conducted in the suite of Infrastructure Materials Laboratories located in Graf Hall, Merryfield Hall and at the Green Building Materials Laboratory


In 2017 the 3rd Corvallis Workshop and 1st Doctoral Short Course in Corvallis will be held with the theme Service Life Prediction of Concrete.


Recent Publications

A mechanistic study on mitigation of alkali-silica reaction by fine lightweight aggregates
Li, C., Thomas, M.D.A. and Ideker, J.H.,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2017.10.006
Cement and Concrete Research, V104, February 2018, pp. 13-24.
Impact Factor: 4.762, 5-year Impact Factor: 5.872, as of 02/02/2018

Influence of aggregate type on conversion and strength in calcium aluminate cement concrete
Adams, M.P. and Jason H. Ideker
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2017.07.007
Cement and Concrete Research, Vol 100, October 2017, pp. 284-296
Impact Factor: 4.762, 5-year Impact Factor: 5.872, as of 02/02/2018

Quantification of Synthesized Hydration Products using Synchrotron Microtomography and Spectral Analysis
Deboodt, T., Ideker, J.H., Isgor, O.B. and Wildenschild, D.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.09.031
Construction and Building Materials, V157 [30], December 2017, pp. 476-488
Impact Factor: 3.169 , 5-year Impact Factor: 3.703 , as of 02/02/2018