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


The 2nd Corvallis Workshop was held in July of 2014 with a focus on Innovative Characterization Tools to Assess Performance of Cement-Based Materials. Check out more information on this amazing workshop here!


Recent Publications

Cracking susceptibility of concrete made with coarse recycled concrete aggregates
Matthew P. Adams, Tengfei Fu, Adal Guerra Cabrera, Monica Morales, Jason H. Ideker and O. Burkan Isgor
doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.11.022
Construction and Building Materials, V 102 Part 1, January 2016, pp. 802-810.
Impact Factor: 2.296, 5-year Impact Factor: 2.710, as of 11/19/2015

Alkali–silica reaction: Current understanding of the reaction mechanisms and the knowledge gaps
Farshad Rajabipour, Eric Giannini, Cyrille Dunant, Jason H. Ideker, Michael D.A. Thomas
doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.05.024
Cement and Concrete Research, V 76, 2015, pp. 130-146
Impact Factor: 3.848, 5-year Impact Factor: 4.368, as of 06/10/2015

Durability Assessment of High-Performance Concrete with SRAs and FLWAs
Tyler Deboodt, Tengfei Fu, Jason H. Ideker
doi:10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2014.12.004
Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol 57, March 2015
Impact Factor: 2.760, 5-year Impact Factor: 3.300, as of 01/13/2015

New Considerations in Predicting Mitigation of Alkali-Silica Reaction Based on Fly Ash Chemistry
Kelsea A. Schumacher, Jason H. Ideker
http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001021
ASCE Journal of Civil Engineering Materials
Impact Factor: 1.32, 5-year Impact Factor: 1.21, as of 01/13/2015