Sunday Onyebuchi Nwaubani
University of the Witwatersrand
Prof S Nwaubani has for many years been involved in research training and guidance of graduate and postgraduate students. His research is broadly concerned with sustainability issues in construction including the use of waste materials to produce novel materials with enhanced properties that contribute to achieve resource efficiency. His main expertise is in assessing the properties, durability and microstructure of construction materials. Main areas of interest include High strength and high performance concrete; blended cements produced using natural, artificial and other materials (including industrial wastes) as replacements for cement in concrete; corrosion of rebar and corrosion inhibition in reinforced concrete; use of surface treatment materials in general; durability of surface-treated stone and concrete structures; polymer modified concrete. Other areas include structural analysis and infrastructural health assessment & monitoring. His success in what he does is evidenced by a substantial body of works (over 100 publications) published in reputable journals and presented in national and international conferences. He has contributed to the writing of two books; supervised 12 PhD projects to completion and carried out several consultancy works for the Civil Engineering industry. Prof Nwaubani currently serves as member of the editorial/Technical review and Organising committees of several reputable Journals and international conferences.
Properties, durability and microstructure of Construction Materials, structural concrete, blended cements, clincker less cements, polymer-concrete, use of waste materials in Construction, sustainability, corrosion and corrosion mitigation issues.