1st Edition

Sustainable Nanomaterials for the Construction Industry

By Ghasan Fahim Huseien, Kwok Wei Shah Copyright 2023
    160 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Sustainable Nanomaterials for the Construction Industry examines applications of sustainable nanomaterials used in the building construction sector. The chapters focus on sustainable construction materials using nanotechnology such as pigments, modified cement, polymer, glass, phase change materials and air purification.

    • Highlights nanotechnology applications in smart buildings

    • Reviews nano-enhanced glass and phase change materials for energy saving and energy storage

    • Discusses nanomaterials used in air purification applications as well as sustainable pigments

    • Covers latest developments in polymers, glasses, coatings, paints and insulating materials

    Aimed at materials and construction engineers, this work offers advanced solutions to enhancing properties of common building materials to improve and extend their performance.

    1. Nanoparticle-Based Sustainable Pigments. 2. Modification of Cement-Based Materials with Nanoparticles. 3. Nano-Enhanced Phase-Change Materials. 4. Preparation and Properties of Nanopolymer Advanced Composites. 5. Nanotechnology-Based Smart Glass Materials. 6. Air Nano Purification.


    Dr. Ghasan Fahim Huseien is a research fellow at Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He received his PhD degree from University Technology Malaysia in 2017. Dr. Huseien has over 5 years of Applied R&D as well as 10 years’ experience in manufacturing smart materials for sustainable building and smart cities. He has expertise in Advanced Sustainable Construction Materials covering Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Architecture departments, etc. He authored and co-authored +50 publications and technical reports, 3 books and 15 book chapters and participated in 25 national and international conferences/workshops. He is peer reviewer for several international journals as well as Master and PhD students. He is a member of Concrete Society of Malaysia and American Concrete Institute. Prof. Shah Kwok Wei is presently Assistant Professor and Deputy Program Director under the Dept. of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University Singapore. He is Advisory Board member of Vietnam Green Building Council and sits on VGBC Education Committee. He lectures for REHDA GreenRE in Malaysia and Visiting Fellow of University Technology of Malaysia, UTM. He is Visiting Professor at Tianjin University of Technology, China. He is appointed BCA Ambassador for 3 year period and a member of SPRING and SGBC technical committees. He served as Technical Consultant for Ascendas Services Pte Ltd, Chief Technical Advisor for Bronx Culture Pte Ltd. Dr. Shah’s research interest is on nanotechnology and nanomaterials for green building applications. Dr. Shah has done outstanding research work on a novel low-cost high-volume aqueous silica-coating technique and has been granted a US Patent (US 20130196057 A1). His research paper published by Nanoscale (Nanoscale, Impact Factor=6.739, DOI:10.1039/C4NR03306J) on "Noble metal nanoparticles coated with silica by a simple process that does not employ alcohol" was highlighted by popular online science magazines such as ScienceDaily, Physorg and A*STAR website. Separately, Dr. Shah’s research on microencapsulated phase change materials enhanced by highly thermal conductive nanowires (Journal of Materials Chem. A, DOI: 10.1039/C3TA14550F, Impact Factor=6.626) led to the development of "M-KOOL" phase change cooling technology, which was featured on Physorg, Channel News Asia, Straits Times, Business Times, TODAY, The Star Online and Lianhe Wanbao. So far, Dr Shah’s achievements include 3 first-authored papers, 9 co-authored papers, 1 book chapter, 12 patents disclosures and 1 commercial licensing.