JMI Faculty Member Acquires Australian Patent For His Invention Of ‘Environment-Friendly Cement’, Claims To Reduce Carbon Emissions
Dr. Ibadur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), and other AMU researchers produced an environmentally friendly cement, which has been given a patent as intellectual property by the Australian government.
The main goal of Dr. Rahman and his co-inventors from AMU, Prof. Mohammad Arif, Prof. Abdul Baqi, Dr. M Shariq, Er. Mohammad Gamal Al-Hagri, Er. Amer Saleh Ali Hasan's invention titled "A Method for Preparing Modified Cement and Evaluating Mechanical and Chemical Properties" is to reduce carbon emissions.
As per the official press release published on the website of the university (jmi.ac.in),Dr. Rahman said “There is a pressing need for the construction and other industries to go through green revolution-in other words, industries need to adopt and introduce environment-friendly materials.”
The effect of replacing cement with micro-silica fume, nano-silica fume, and fly ash in a combination of two additives on the mechanical properties of concrete mixes is the subject of this innovation.The combination of micro and nano-silica fumes improves the mechanical characteristics of concrete, and microstructure and chemical examination of the modified concrete reveal an improvement in the morphological qualities of concrete due to pore filling with a dense and compact structure, inventors affirmed.
During his Ph.D. study, Dr. Rahman has been studying in the field of nano-based modified cement and concrete composites for the past eight years. Dr. Rahman now has two patents under his belt. In September 2020, Dr. Rahman was granted the patent titled “High Strength Cementitious Nanocomposite Compositions and the methods of making the same” by the intellectual property at the Patent Office, Government of India.
Jamia Millia Islamia was ranked 16th all over India by NIRF in 2020, 10th among universities, 9th in law ranking10th in architecture ranking, 28th in theengineering ranking, and 34th in the management ranking. It remained in limelight during protests followed by the Citizenship (Ammendment) Act,2019