Donald C Nwonu

Donald C Nwonu


Donald Nwonu is a postgraduate researcher in the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds funded by the University of Leeds Sub-Saharan Africa PhD Studentship. His PhD research is focused on the sustainability assessment of novel low-carbon cement technologies & application to concrete structures, with a special focus on decarbonisation potential and material circularity. He is supervised by Professor Susan A. Bernal (Director of the Materials and Structures Group at University of Leeds), Dr Michal P. Drewniok (Lecturer in School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds) and Dr Stijn Van Ewijk (Lecturer in Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, University College London). His previous research focus is on development of optimised low-carbon cementitious binders for application in civil engineering buildings and infrastructures. He has Master’s degree qualifications in Geotechnical Engineering and Waste & Resource Management.

Research interests

I have a keen interest in the following key areas: development of optimised low carbon cementitious binders for geotechnical infrastructures and buildings, and their sustainability assessment. 

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  • B.Eng Civil Engineering
  • M.Eng Civil Engineering (Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering)
  • MSc Waste & Resource Management