Kawashima Lab

Characterization/Development of Advanced Cement-Based Materials



Our area is in experimental cement and concrete research. We particularly focus on the early-age properties, where we characterize the (fresh) rheological properties of cement-based systems at multiple time and spatial scales and aim to tie these properties to the progression of hydration. We also specialize in the characterization and development of advanced cementitious materials that incorporate nanomaterials, including graphene-oxide, carbon nanotubes, and nanoclays, to enhance select fresh and hardened properties for specific construction applications.

Visit our research page to learn about the projects we are currently working on.

cement microstructure

Our group is based in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Columbia University in the City of New York. And we belong to the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (CEEM).

seas photo columbia univ