Doctor Zhu Pan

Contact Details

Biography

Doctor Pan originally joined the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering (formerly the Institute for Infrastructure Engineering) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2014, and since has been elevated to a member of the Academic Research team. Prior to joining Western Sydney University, Doctor Pan worked as a Research Assistant at Monash University from February 2011 to July 2014. He received his Doctor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering in Monash University in 2011.

Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise

Doctor Pan's research interests include:

  • Alternative cement binders utilizing waste by-products
  • Nannoreinforcements in cement-based materials
  • Making sustainable concrete
  • Investigating fracture mechanics of concrete
  • Fire resistance of concrete
  • Investigating dynamic behaviours of concrete

Selected Publications

Kai G., Pan Z., Korayem A. H., Qiu L., Li D., Collins F., Duan W. H. Reinforcing effects of graphene oxide on Portland cement paste. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE) MT. 1943-5533. 0001125 , A4014010. 2014 (ERA Ranking A).

Feng K. N., Ruan D., Pan Z., Collins F., Bai Y., Wang C. M., Duan W. H., Effect of strain rate on splitting tensile strength of geopolymer concrete. Magazine of concrete research, vol. 66, 2014, pp. 825-835 (ERA Ranking A).

Pan Z. (corresponding), Sanjayan J. G. Collins F. Effect of transient creep on compressive strength of geopolymer concrete for elevated temperature exposure. Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 56, 2014, pp. 182-189 (ERA Ranking A*).

Jambunathan N., Sanjayan J. G., Pan Z. (corresponding), Li G., Liu Y., Korayem A. H., Duan W. H., Collins F. The role of alumina on performance of alkali-activated slag paste exposed to 50 C. Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 54, 2013, pp. 143-150 (ERA Ranking A*).

Luo F. J., He L., Pan Z. (corresponding), Duan W. H., Zhao X. L., Collins F. Effect of very fine particles on workability and strength of concrete made with dune sand. Construction and Building Materials, vol. 47, 2013, pp. 131-137 (ERA Ranking A).

Pan Z., Feng K. N., Gong K., Zou B., Korayem A. H., Sanjayan J. G., Duan W. H., Collins F. Damping and microstructure of fly ash-based geopolymers. Journal of Materials Science, vol. 48, 2013, pp. 3128-3137 (ERA Ranking B).

Pan Z., Sanjayan J. G., Kong D. L. Y. Effect of aggregate size on spalling of geopolymer and Portland cement concretes subjected to elevated temperatures. Construction and Building Materials, 36, 2012, pp. 365-372 (ERA Ranking A).

Khandelwal M, Ranjith P, Pan Z., Sanjayan J. G. Effect of strain rate on strength properties of low-calcium fly-ash-based geopolymer mortar under dry condition. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, vol. 6, 2012, pp. 2383-2389 (ERA Ranking C).

Pan Z., Sanjayan J. G. Factors influencing softening temperature and hot-strength of geopolymers. Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 34, 2011, pp. 261-264 (ERA Ranking A).

Pan Z., Sanjayan J. G., Rangan B.V. Fracture properties of geopolymer paste and concrete. Magazine of Concrete Research, vol. 63, 2011, pp. 763-771 (ERA Ranking A).

Chen S. J., Collins F. G., Macleod A. J. N., Pan Z., Duan W. H., Wang C. M. Carbon nanotube–cement composites: A retrospect. The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering, vol. 4, 2011, pp. 254-265.

Pan Z., Sanjayan J. G. Stress-train behaviour and abrupt loss of stiffness of geopolymer at elevated temperatures. Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 32, 2010, pp. 657-664 (ERA Ranking A).

Pan Z., Sanjayan J. G., Rangan B. An investigation of the mechanisms for strength gain or loss of geopolymer mortar after exposure to elevated temperature. Journal of Materials Science, vol. 44, 2009, 1873-1880 (ERA Ranking B).

Feng K. N., Ruan D., Pan Z., Collins F., Bai Y., Wang C. M., Duan W. H., Effect of strain rate on compressive strength of geopolymer concrete. Materials and Structures, Accepted on 23rd Apr. 2014 (ERA Ranking A).

Li Z. R., Pan Z. (Corresponding), Liu Y., Li H., Duan W. H., Collins F., Sanjayan J. G. Effects of mineral admixtures and lime on disintegration of alkali-activated slag pastes exposed to 50 C. Construction and Building Materials, Accepted on 23rd July, 2014 (ERA Ranking A).