Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications

Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications

Anwar Khitab (Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Pakistan) and Waqas Anwar (Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Pakistan)
Release Date: May, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 339
ISBN13: 9781522503446|ISBN10: 1522503447|EISBN13: 9781522503453|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0344-6


A recent initiative within the civil engineering field is the use of nanotechnology and materials within the construction industry. While there has been great success in the adoption of various nanomaterials, there is still room for development and improvement.

Advanced Research on Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering Applications highlights emergent research and theoretical concepts in the implementation of nanotechnology within the construction, geotechnical, and transportation engineering fields. Examining the application of nanomaterials, current trends within the topic area, and the potential health impacts of material usage on the environment, this book is a pivotal reference for professionals, engineers, students, and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Building Materials
  • Construction Industry
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Material Behavior
  • Nanoscopy
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Purification

Reviews and Testimonials

Engineers and other researchers from Asia, the Middle East, and Australia present eight chapters on nanotechnology for civil engineering and construction applications. They describe classical construction materials and the role of nanotechnology; nano-cement and concrete; characterization techniques of nanomaterials, their basic principles, and current research; geotechnical, transportation engineering, and water purification applications; and risks and preventive measures associated with nanotechnology.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anwar Khitab, PhD, is the head of the civil engineering department at Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur, Pakistan. He is a graduate of National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse, France. He also attended Paul Sabatier University, where he was awarded a master's degree in civil engineering. Professionally, he started out in 1997 as an assistant manager in National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) in Islamabad, Pakistan. While employed there, he was promoted to manager in 1999 and then general manager in 2005. He left NESCOM in 2009 and joined Preston University Islamabad and in 2010, he joined The University of Wah Cant in Pakistan. During his carrier, he won fellowships from Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology Government of Pakistan, Embassy of France in Pakistan and Ministry of Education, Government of France. He wrote a book on construction materials in 2012, published by the Allied Books, Lahore. He also wrote many research articles on construction materials which have been publish in various impact factor journals.

Waqas Anwar, MSc, is a lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at Mirpur University of Science & Technology, Pakistan. He holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Nottingham, England. Currently he is a PhD scholar in the field of Civil Engineering. Mr. Waqas joined the academic career since January 2014. In his academic career, he remained involved in many research works and also published some research papers with good impact factors. Besides academic experience, he also has good engineering field experience in government as well as private firms including PWD, Descon and Xinjiang Beixin. He is an Associate member of ASCE and is also playing vital role in different academia societies.