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Professor Abir Al-Tabbaa

Professor Abir Al-Tabbaa

Professor in Geotechnical Engineering


Biography:

 

Research themes

Hydrocarbon Recovery:

 

  • CO2 sequestration via mineral carbonation
  • CO2 sequestration in industrial by-products, residues and wastes
  • Stability of wellbore cementitious systems in CO2 rich environment (e.g. associated with CO2 injection and storage in deep saline aquifers and depleted oil and gas reservoirs)
  • Integrated CO2 capture and sequestration systems 
  • Applications of MgO in chemical looping
  • Geological and seawater CO2 sequestration
  • Carbon capture with desalination brine and other by-products
Carbon Capture, Storage & Use:

 

  • CO2 sequestration via mineral carbonation
  • CO2 sequestration in industrial by-products, residues and wastes
  • Stability of wellbore cementitious systems in CO2 rich environment (e.g. associated with CO2 injection and storage in deep saline aquifers and depleted oil and gas reservoirs)
  • Integrated CO2 capture and sequestration systems 
  • Applications of MgO in chemical looping
  • Geological and seawater CO2 sequestration
  • Carbon capture with desalination brine and other by-products
Buildings and Cities:
  • Low carbon magnesia cements
  • Smart materials in construction
  • Low energy and low carbon construction products
  • Energy efficient land regeneration
  • LCA in construction
  • Energy related waste (nuclear and energy from waste) management and integration at city scale
Materials and Chemistry:
  • Synthesis of low energy, low carbon sustainable materials for civil and environmental engineering applications
  • Synthesis of biomimetic materials for civil and environmental engineering applications
  • Self-repair materials
  • Engineered barriers and novel immobilisation materials for containment of radioactive waste
Energy Efficiency:
  • Energy efficiency of cement production
  • Energy efficient production of materials for environmental applications
  • Synthesis of energy efficient infrastructure

 

Departments and Institutes

Department of Engineering:

Research Interests

  • Intelligent materials for construction and the environment
  • Soil Mix Technology
  • Data mining, mapping, modelling and management
  • Contaminated and problematic soils
  • Waste valorisation, management and reuse