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Research interests

Professor John Kinuthia is the head of the Advanced Materials Testing Centre. His research is into the development of sustainable building and construction materials by utilising natural, industrial and agricultural waste and by-product materials. He has special expertise in soil and cement-based cementitious systems, incorporating emergent concepts technologies such 3D printing, smart concrete, as well as nano- and geo-polymer materials. Engagement with industry and enthusing teaching enhances satisfaction in these research interests. Professor Kinuthia was awarded the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation on unfired scaly systems. The deployment of these novel materials into Africa, to provide new homes at lower cost, was supported by UNESCO. 

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering Materials, PhD, University of Glamorgan

19931997

Award Date: 20 Dec 1997

Highway Engineering, MSc, University of Birmingham

19871988

Award Date: 21 Oct 1988

Civil Engineering, BSc, University of Nairobi

19791983

Award Date: 23 Apr 1983

External positions

External Examiner, University of Ulster

20142018

External Examiner, University of Zambia

20102012

Keywords

  • TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
  • materials
  • soil stabilisation
  • lime
  • cement
  • fly ash
  • slag
  • metakaolin
  • sili fume
  • sulphate soils
  • expansion
  • heave
  • sustianability
  • TH Building construction
  • materials
  • sustainability
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • materials
  • soil
  • stabilisation
  • lime
  • cement
  • roads
  • sustianbility
  • recycling
  • waste
  • sulphate
  • sulfate
  • slag
  • fly ash
  • silica fume
  • transportation
  • construction

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