Masic Lab @ MIT

Laboratory for Multiscale Characterization and Materials Design

The Masic Lab @MIT investigates the nanochemomechanics of mineralization and biomineralization processes of materials ranging from construction materials to archeological and biological materials. At the core of the lab’s expertise are in situ and operando spectroscopy techniques that permit resolving in time and space hydration, fracture, self-healing and carbonation processes by observing nanoscale structural changes induced by loading and chemical reactions in highly heterogeneous environments. With applications that span from Roman concretes to modern Portland cement concrete, from nacre to kidney stones, from ancient colors to Dead Sea scrolls, the ultimate goal of Masic’s lab is to translate the fundamental knowledge gained in the lab into engineering design tools for a sustainable development of materials for construction, energy, and the environment.

RESEARCH TOPICS

Exploring

the Past

for a

Sustainable

Future

NEWS

TWITTER FEED

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

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Admir Masic

MIT CEE  |  Associate Professor

MIT DMSE  |  Faculty Fellow in Archaeological Materials

CMRAE Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology

MIT ReACT  |  Faculty Director

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Turin, Italy

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Turin, Italy

Founder Adamantio Ltd. Science in Conservation

Founder MIT ReACT

DMAT Performance Matters  |  Co-founder 

CONTACT

Masic Lab, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

77 Massachusetts Avenue,

Room 1-347

Cambridge, MA, 02139

Admir Masic | Associate Professor

masic@mit.edu

617-153-1972

Skype: adamantiumto

Linkedin

Jeanette Marchocki | Administrative Assistant

jmmarch@mit.edu

617-253-7106