Practical application of graphene enhanced concrete

Lee S. Cunningham, Aldo F. Sosa Gallardo, Andrew S.J. Foster, Alex McDermott, Rob Hibberd, Lisa Scullion, Craig Dawson, Happiness Ijije, Paul Withers

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Incorporation of graphene nano‐particles in concrete can improve mechanical properties and as a result has received growing attention in the research community. Despite the promise revealed in laboratory trials, there remain significant obstacles to widespread adoption of graphene in concrete at a construction level scale. This briefing paper gives an overview of the key outcomes from a recent experimental campaign and accompanying field trials where pioneering use of graphene enhanced concrete (GEC) has been successfully deployed at scale.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
JournalInstitution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Construction Materials
Issue number2
Early online date5 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2024


  • Concrete technology & manufacture
  • Microstructure
  • Strength & testing of materials
  • Sustainability


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