California NanoSystems Institute
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Gaurav Sant, Ph.D.

   
Rice Endowed Chair in Material Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Member, California NanoSystems Institute

Education:
Degrees:
Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2007 - 2009
M.S., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2006 - 2007
B.S., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2002 - 2006

Contact Information:
Email Address: gsant@ucla.edu
Work Email Address: gsant@ucla.edu
Mailing Address: Boelter Hall
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES
Home Page: http://www.cee.ucla.edu/faculty/sant/profile
Fax Number: (310) 206-2222
310-206-3084 Fax
Work Phone Number: 310-206-3084 Phone
Research Interests:

Cementitious materials and porous media in general, with a primary focus on chemistry- microstructure-engineering property relationships, geochemical phase equilibria and their simulation, shrinkage, damage and cracking in concrete at early ages, the thermodynamics of inclusion-matrix and solid-liquid-vapor interfaces, durability prediction and extension of civil infrastructure and carbon footprint minimization of construction materials.



Selected Publications:

Capillary Porosity Depercolation in Cement-Based Materials: Measurement Techniques and Factors that Influence their Interpretation, Sant, G., Bentz, D., and Weiss, W. J, Cement and Concrete Research (41(8)), 854-864.
Abou-Najm, M., Jesiek, J., Mohtar, R., Lura, P., and Sant, G, Assessing the Role of the Pore Solution Concentration on Volume Changes in an Unsaturated Soil during Drying, Geoderma, 2011 (August).
Sant, G., Lothenbach, B., Juilland, P., LeSaout, G., Scrivener, K., and Weiss, W. J., The Origin of Early-Age Expansions in Cementitious Materials Containing Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures, Cement and Concrete Research, 2011 (41(3)), 218-229.
Sant, G., The Influence of Temperature on Unrestrained and Restrained Autogenous Deformations in Cementitious Materials Containing Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures, Cement and Concrete Composites, 2011 (May 2011).
Sant, G., Eberhardt, A., Bentz, D., and Weiss, W. J., The Influence of Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures (SRAs) on Moisture Movement in Cementitious Materials at Early Ages, The ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2010 (22(3)), 10.
Sant, G., Dehadrai, M., Lura, P., Bentz, D., Ferraris, C. F., Bullard J., and Weiss, W.J., Detecting the Fluid-to-Solid Transition in Cement Pastes: Part 1 - Assessment Techniques, Concrete International, 2009 (31(6)), 27.
Sant, G., and Weiss, W. J., Using X-Ray Absorption to Assess Moisture Movement in Cementitious Composites’, The Journal of ASTM International, 2009 (6(9)), 15.
Sant, G., Dehadrai, M., Bentz, D., Lura, P., Ferraris, C. F., Bullard J., and Weiss, W.J., ‘Detecting the Fluid-Solid Transition in Cement Pastes: Part II: Comparison of Experimental and Numerical Techniques’, Conc. International, 2009 (31(6)), 27.
Bentz, D., Sant, G., and Weiss, W. J.,, Early-Age Properties of Cement-Based MaterialsL I. Influence of Cement Fitness, The ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2008, 20(7), 502-508.
Sant, G., Henkensiefken, R., and Bucher, B.,, Internal Curing and Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures for Concrete Canoes, The Concrete Canoe Magazine, 2008, 12-20.
Weiss, W. J., Lura, P., Rajabipour, F., and Sant, G.,, Performance of Shinkage Reducing Admixtures at Different Humidities and at Early Ages, ACI Materials Journal, 2008 (September-October 105(5)), 478-486.
Sant, G., Ferraris, C. F., Weiss, W. J., Rheological Property Measurements of Cement Pastes at Early Ages: A Discussion of Structure Formation and Mechanical Property Development, Cem. and Concrete Research, 2008, 38(11), 1286-1296.
Radlinska A., Rajabipour F., Bucher B., Henkensiefken R., Sant G., and Weiss W. J., Shrinkage Mitigation Strategies in Cementitious Systems: A Closer Look At Differences in Sealed and Unsealed Behavior, The Transportation Research Record, 2008 (2070), 56-67.
Sant, G., Rajabipour, F., and Weiss, W. J., The Influence of Temperature on Electrical Conductivity Measurements and Maturity Predictions in Cementitious Materials during Hydration, The Indian Concrete Journal, 2008, April, 1-8.
Rajabipour, F., Sant, G., and Weiss, W. J., interactions between Shinkage Reducing Admixtures and Cement Paste's Pore Solution, Cement and Concrete Research, 2008 (38(5)), 606-615.
Sant, G., Lura, P. and Weiss, W.J., Measurement of Volume Changes in Cementitious Materials at Early Ages: Review of Testing Protocols and Interpretation of Results, The Transportation Research Record, 2006, 1979, pp. 21-29.