Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Dr Kevin Paine

Contact details

Room: 4ES 5.26
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386886

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Low carbon cements and geopolymers
  • Self-healing concrete
  • Innovative cementitious composites
  • Fibre cement
  • Recycled aggregate concrete

Dr Kevin Paine

BEng PhD


Kevin Paine is a Reader in Civil Engineering and carries out research in the area of sustainable concrete technology.

Dr Paine obtained his PhD from the University of Nottingham (1998) for a study on the use of steel fibres as shear reinforcement in prestressed hollow core slabs. Following this he joined the Concrete Technology Unit (CTU) at the University of Dundee, firstly as a post-doctoral Research/Teaching Fellow, and from 2002 as a Lecturer. In 2007, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Concrete at the University of Bath.


Dr Paine’s research focuses on experimental and analytical study of low carbon and sustainable forms of concrete construction. Particular areas of interest include the performance of low carbon cements and geopolymers in structural concrete, the use of recycled and secondary aggregates, and modelling of early-age concrete processes. New areas of research are investigating the use of nanoparticles to improve the mechanical and transport properties of cementitious composites, research using natural fibres, and research in collaboration with the Biology department investigating the bacteria and mineral-precursors for self-healing concrete.

Dr Paine is leading the University of Bath involvement in EU funded FP7 research to develop nanotechnology enhanced extruded fibre reinforced foam cement (


  • Structural Design and Construction 1
  • Materials Science 1
  • Materials Science 2
  • Sustainable Concrete Construction


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