Monash University

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Graphene-engineered Polymer cement composites: Antifoaming mechanism enabled performance enhancement

posted on 2023-05-11, 04:39 authored by ZUNAIRA NASEEM
This thesis provides a novel route to advance the polymer-cement composite's performance via Graphene-engineered modification. The discovered antifoaming mechanism of Graphene oxide controls the air-entraining phenomenon of redispersible polymer and significantly enhances the performance of nano-engineered polymer cement composites. This research disclosed that unveiled antifoaming effect of the graphene oxide nanosheets introduces a new mechanism and provides a breakthrough for the efficient fabrication of advanced smart hybrid cementitious materials.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Wenhui Duan

Additional supervisor 1

Ezzatollah Shamsaei

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering