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Mr Brant Walkley

Mr Brant Walkley

PhD candidate
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Building 2
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010
Research Group: Geopolymer and Minerals Processing Group
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Phone: +61 3 8344 7034

Current Research Activities

Geopolymers are a class of aluminosilicate materials with potential applications as a cement replacement for Greenhouse gas emission minimisation and niche applications, and also as an advanced material for use in fire-proof composites and refractories. Utilisation of industrial wastes, particularly geothermal wastes, fly ashes and mineralogical slags, is an area receiving significant attention. University of Melbourne research is focused on developing a more complete understanding of the chemistry of geopolymerisation, with a view towards optimising performance in desired applications. We work closely together with industrial partners in developing geopolymers as a sustainable alternative to traditional construction materials