Research

Reassessing Cement: Choosing an Optimal Particle Size Distribution to Mitigate Shrinkage

Concrete – a mixture of cement, sand, stone and water that hardens to a stone-like mass – is the most common construction material in the world. When mixed, the water and cement undergo a chemical reaction – called hydration – that ‘glues’...

Enhancing Coastal Resilience through Ecosystem Restoration: A One-Day Workshop

Rising sea levels are increasingly threatening the coastline of Southeast Florida, exacerbating the impacts of waves, flooding and storm surge. These effects can cause property damage, weaken infrastructure, and erode beaches, costing citizens and municipalities...

One Step Closer to Powering the Future: Improving the Efficiency of Thermoelectric Materials

In the United states, nearly 70 percent of the energy produced goes unused and is ultimately rejected to the environment as waste heat. Capturing and reusing that waste heat can be achieved by using thermoelectricity, the phenomena by which thermal energy...
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