Rayna Higuchi ’20 and research scientist Kunal Kupwade-Patil publish research on the use of biomass ash in engineered cementitious binders
Rayna Higuchi ’20 and CEE research scientist Dr. Kunal Kupwade-Patil recently had research published in the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal that shows when combined, waste products from food production and power production waste can replace high-energy-input, hazardous cement. Higuchi started working in Professor Oral Buyukozturk’s Laboratory for Infrastructure Science and Sustainability as a mini-UROP student in 2016. She then evolved into a major contributor to the lab’s high-level research in the area of cementitious material innovations using locally available waste materials under the mentorship of Kupwade-Patil and Buyukozturk. Read more here.