Skip to main content

Dr Zuhua Zhang

Dr Zuhua Zhang
Name Zuhua Zhang
Position Senior Research Fellow
Section Centre for Future Materials (Research)
Office Z2 109
Location Toowoomba Campus
Email
Qualifications PhD USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091299 )
  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )

Research interests
Cement and Concrete Materials
Cement durability under ambient and extreme conditions
Clay characterization and application
Materials for immobilization of heavy and radioactive irons
Sustainability and carbon accounting of construction materials

Industry affiliations
Member of EA
Membership of Concrete Institute of Australia
Membership of Australian Ceramic Society

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
MEC2202 Manufacturing Process
ENG3204 Production Engineering
ENG1002 Introduction of Engineering and Spatial Science

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
2 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
2 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Lectuerer

Research most recent
(1) Zuhua Zhang, John L. Provis, Andrew Reid, Hao Wang: Fly ash-based geopolymers: the relationship between composition, pore structure and efflorescence. Cement and Concrete Research 64 (2014) 30–41.
(2) Zuhua Zhang, John L. Provis, Hao Wang, Andrew Reid: Geopolymer foam concrete: an emerging material for sustainable construction. Construction and Building Materials, 56 (2014) 113–127.
(3) Zhang Zuhua, Wang Hao: Chapter 8: Analysing the relation between pore structure and permeability of alkali-activated binders, in Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, João Labrincha, Cristina Leonelli, Angel Palomo and Prinya Chindaprasit (Ed.) Handbook of Alkali-activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes, 2014.


Research most notable
(1) Zuhua Zhang, John L. Provis, Hao Wang, Andrew Reid. Geopolymer foam concrete: an emerging material for sustainable construction. Construction and Building Materials, 56 (2014) 113–127. (Rank A, IF=2.265, the third most download paper, has been downloaded >5000 times since publication)
(2) Zuhua Zhang, Xiao Yao, Huajun Zhu. Potential application of geopolymers as protection coatings for marine concrete I. Basic properties. Applied Clay Science, 2010, (49):1-6. (cited by 46, top 25 download)
(3) Zuhua Zhang, XiaoYao, Huajun Zhu, Yue Chen. Role of water in the synthesis of calcined kaolin based-geopolymer. Applied Clay Science, 2009, (43): 218-223. (cited by 122, top 25 download)


Publications in ePrints

Zhang, Jian and Shi, Caijiun and Zhang, Zuhua (2019) Chloride binding of alkali-activated slag/fly ash cements. Construction and Building Materials, 226 (30). pp. 21-31. ISSN 0950-0618

Zhang, Zuhua and Zhu, Yingcan and Zhu, Huajun and Zhang, Yu and Provis, John L. and Wang, Hao (2019) Effect of drying procedures on pore structure and phase evolution of alkali-activated cements. Cement and Concrete Composites, 96. pp. 194-203. ISSN 0958-9465

Liang, Guangwei and Zhu, Huajun and Zhang, Zuhua and Wu, Qisheng (2019) Effect of rice husk ash addition on the compressive strength and thermal stability of metakaolin based geopolymer. Construction and Building Materials, 222. pp. 872-881. ISSN 0950-0618

Yang, Tao and Zhang, Zuhua and Zhu, Huajun and Zhang, Wei and Gao, Yanan and Zhang, Xiaocheng and Wu, Qisheng (2019) Effects of calcined dolomite addition on reaction kinetics of one-part sodium carbonate-activated slag cements. Construction and Building Materials, 211. pp. 329-336. ISSN 0950-0618

Longhi, Marlon and Walkley, Brant and Rodríguez, Erich D and Kirchheim, Ana P and Zhang, Zuhua and Wang, Hao (2019) New selective dissolution process to quantify reaction extent and product stability in metakaolin-based geopolymers. Composites Part B: Engineering, 176 (1). ISSN 1359-8368

View full listing in ePrints

Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091299 )
  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )


Research topics