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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

Guo, Liang and Wu, Yueyue and Duan, Ping and Zhang, Zuhua (2020) Improving sulfate attack resistance of concrete by using calcined Mg-Al-CO3 LDHs: Adsorption behavior and mechanism. Construction and Building Materials, 232 (Article 117256). pp. 1-11. ISSN 0950-0618

Longhi, Marlon A. and Rodriguez, Erich D. and Walkley, Brant and Zhang, Zuhua and Kirchheim, Ana Paula (2020) Metakaolin-based geopolymers: Relation between formulation, physicochemical properties and efflorescence formation. Composites Part B: Engineering, 182 (Article 107671). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1359-8368

Hou, Dongshuai and Zhang, Jinglin and Pan, Wang and Zhang, Yue and Zhang, Zuhua (2020) Nanoscale mechanism of ions immobilized by the geopolymer: A molecular dynamics study. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 528 (Article 151841). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0022-3115

Li, Ning and Shi, Caijun and Zhang, Zuhua and Wang, Hao and Liu, Yiwei (2019) A review on mixture design methods for geopolymer concrete. Composites Part B: Engineering, 178 (Article 107490). ISSN 1359-8368

Ma, Y. and Yang, X. and Hu, J. and Zhang, Z. and Wang, H. (2019) Accurate determination of the 'time-zero' of autogenous shrinkage in alkali-activated fly ash/slag system. Composite Part B: Engineering, 177 (Article 107367). ISSN 1359-8368

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

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


Research topics