Daniel McCloskey

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Research Statement

I am carrying out research into the synthesis and purification of waste glass into sodium silicate for use in the construction industry, detergent industry and for as catalysts & adsorbents.

Research Interests

Sustainable Concrete Technology

Alkali – Activated Materials

Geopolymer Concrete

Supplementary Cementitious Materials

Research Focus

Alternative activators sourced from silica-rich waste materials for use in alkali activations and geopolymer 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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