Warda Ashraf, PhD

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: warda.ashraf@maine.edu

Research Website


Ph.D. – Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, IN, 2017.

M.S. – Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, 2012.

B.S. – Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, 2009.


CIE 598 Advanced Cement-Based Materials
CIE 498 Pavement Analysis & Design

Research Interests:

Long-term durability performance of construction materials; Alternative cementitious materials with low CO2 footprint; Multiscale characterization and modeling of materials; Mineral carbonation technology for CO2 storage.

Selected Publications: (see full list: google scholar)

  1. Khan, R. I.* & Ashraf, W. 2019. “Effects of ground wollastonite on cement hydration kinetics and strength development”, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 218, 150-161. Link
  2. Ashraf, W., Sahu, S., & Olek, J. 2019. “Phase evolution and strength development during carbonation of low-lime calcium silicate cement (CSC)”.Construction and Building Materials, Volume 210, 473-482. Link
  3. Ashraf, W., Glinicki, M., & Olek, J., (2018), “Statistical Analysis and Probabilistic Design Approach for Freeze–Thaw Performance of Ordinary Portland Cement Concrete”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30 (11). Link
  4. Ashraf, W., & Olek, J., (2018), “Carbonation activated binders from pure calcium silicates: Reaction kinetics and performance controlling factors”, Cement and Concrete Composites, 93, 85-98. Link
  5. Ashraf, W., (2018), “Microstructure of Chemically Activated of Gamma-dicalcium Silicate Paste”, Construction and Building Materials, 185, 617 – 627. Link
  6. Ashraf, W. & Olek, J., (2018), “Elucidating the carbonation products of calcium silicates using multi-technique approach”, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 23, 61–74. Link
  7. Verian, K. P., Ashraf, W., and Cao, Y., (2018), “Properties of recycled concrete aggregate and their influences in new concrete production”, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 133, 30-49. Link 
  8. Ashraf, W., Atakan, V. and Jain, J., (2017) “Microscopic features of carbonated calcium silicate based cement paste and mortar”, Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier.  DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2017.07.001 Link
  9. Ashraf, W., Olek, J. and Tian, N., (2016), “Multiscale characterization of carbonated wollastonite paste and application of homogenization schemes to predict its bulk elastic modulus”, Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier, 72, pp 284-298. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2016.05.023. Link
  10. Ashraf, W., (2016), “Carbonation of cement-based materials: Challenges and opportunities”, Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, 120, pp 558 – 570. DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.05.080. Link
  11. Ashraf, W.and Tian, N. 2016. “Nanoindentation assisted investigation on the viscoelastic behavior of carbonated cementitious matrix: Influence of loading function”, Construction and Building Materials, 127, 904 – 917. Link
  12. Ashraf, W. and Olek, J., (2016) “Carbonation behavior of hydraulic and non-hydraulic calcium silicates: Potential of utilizing low- lime calcium silicates in cement-based materials”, Journal of Materials Science, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-016-9909-4. Link
  13. Ashraf, W.and Noor, M.A., (2013), “Laboratory scale investigation on the band gradations of aggregate for concrete,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 25(11), 1776–1782. Link
  14. Ashraf, W.and Noor, M.A., (2012), “Effects of aggregate gradation on water permeability of concrete,” Advanced Materials Research. 488-489, pp 248-252. Link
  15. Ashraf, W.and Noor, M.A., (2011), “Concrete property analysis with the perspective of 5-10-14-18 and 5-10-18-22 band gradation,” Applied Mechanics and Materials. 84–85, pp 101-105. Link
  16. Ashraf, W.and Noor, M.A., (2011), “A parametric study for assessing the relationship of coarseness factor and workability factor on concrete compressive strength,” International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering. 1(4), pp 740-748. Link

* Student supervised at UMaine