Professor Ian Richardson

Research interests

I have research interests in many areas of cement chemistry. In particular, I have done a lot of work to improve understanding of the main binding phase in most concrete (C-(A-)S-H), and I have ongoing interests concerning the crystal chemistry of calcium silicate hydrates, and various oxides, hydroxides and carbonates. 

Research has been funded by the EPSRC, a number of overseas governments (PhD students), Industry, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.


  • Materials Science.

Professional memberships


Student education

I teach at levels 1, 2 and 4.

Research groups and institutes

  • Nuclear Leeds
  • Materials and Structures
  • Cities and Infrastructure
  • Energy and Sustainable Buildings
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