Brant Walkley

I joined the University of Sheffield in 2016 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Prior to this I completed a combined BE(Hons)/BSc in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, followed by a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2016.

My research focuses on development of sustainable and advanced materials for a wide variety of applications in infrastructure and energy industries. Particular focus is centred on investigation of composition-structure-property relationships, reaction mechanisms and kinetics in advanced low-CO2 cements and concretes via advanced spectroscopic and microscopic analytical techniques, including solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Additional research interests include design, characterisation and exploitation of oxide-based functional ceramics for thermoelectric, dieletric, solid electrolyte and mixed conductor applications.

Occupation

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Qualification

PhD, BE(Hons), BSc, AMIChemE

Research areas

Designing eco-friendly, low-CO2 ultra-high-performance cement and concrete

Institutions

The University of Sheffield