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Project Leader

Dr Zhong Tao

Professor Zhong Tao is a Professor of Infrastructure Materials and is the theme Director for Materials at the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering at Western Sydney University. He received his PhD from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2001. Professor Tao has a research background in the areas of construction  materials, steel-concrete composite structures and structural fire engineering. He has in excess of 300 publications with a Scopus h-index of 24. Funded through the ARC Nanocomm Hub, Professor Tao is working with Nu-Rock Technology Pty Ltd to develop fly ash-based fire protection materials with nanoporous  silica.


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Partner Investigator

Maroun Rahme

Nu-Rock founder and Managing Director Maroun Rahme, began his journey with Nu-Rock Technology well over 20 years ago. With a background as a successful architect and builder / developer, Maroun possesses a strong understanding of the physical, economic and aesthetic requirements for building materials. 


Post Doctoral Researcher

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