Stock photo of a worker pouring concrete from a mixing truck over a bed of rebar steel.

Neithalath Lab

Narayanan Neithalath is a Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University.

His research interests include:

  • Structural materials for sustainable construction- including novel cements and cementing systems, synergistic use of reactive and filler materials, upcycling of CO2 in concrete, enhanced use of waste and recycled materials, and performance-optimized systems for desired applications. 
  • Manufacturing approaches for materials and structural systems for sustainability, efficiency, and economy- low energy, low carbon manufacturing of binding materials including cements, additive manufacturing of concrete, materials, geometry, and structural optimization. 
  • Special-performance concretes – including ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), crack-resistant concrete through phase-change embedments, and physico-chemical and biological approaches for self-healing and enhanced durability. 
  • Materials modeling for better and efficient design- microstructure-guided modeling for prediction of properties, including mechanical, transport, and coupled processes, and their control. 
Professor Narayanan Neithalath holding a concrete core up for inspection.
Professor Narayanan Neithalath’s work is contributing to the development of innovations to make concrete production eco-friendly, improve cement manufacturing and achieve advances in construction processes. Neithalath’s accomplishments to date have earned him the status of Fellow of the American Concrete Institute. Photographer: Bobbi Ramirez/ASU