Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Paramita Mondal

Associate Professor

Newark, Delaware 19716
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2001 | Bachelor of Science | Jadavpur University
2004 | Master of Science | University of Connecticut
2008 | PhD | Northwestern University


Her research focuses on the development of the processing-property-performance relation of cement-based construction materials, and the design of new materials through the application of multi-scale characterization, nanotechnology and biomimicry. She combines experimental studies with computation to provide innovative material solutions that allow reduction in cement use in concrete, development of concrete using alternative “green” cement, and, most importantly, assurance of longer life of concrete structures reducing the need for frequent repair and rebuilding.


  • Materials
  • Structural



  1. W. Hunnicutt, P, Mondal and L. Struble, “Dynamic and Quasi-Static Nanoindentation of CSH and CASH,” American Concrete Institute Special Publication 312 (2016): 1-15
  2. P. Chaunsali and P. Mondal, “Hydration and Early-Age Expansion of Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cement-Based Binders: Experiments and Thermodynamic Modeling,” Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, 5 (4) (2016): 259-267
  3. P. Chaunsali and P. Mondal, “Physico-chemical interaction between mineral admixtures and OPC-calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cements and its influence on early-age expansion,” Cement and Concrete Research, 80 (2016): 10-20
  4. B. Zhang, Zeynep Basaran, P. Mondal, R. Douglas Ferron, “Use of Biomineralization in Developing Smart Concrete Inspired by Nature,” International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 9 (1-3) (2015): 39-60
  5. P. Chaunsali, P. Mondal, “Effect of Calcium Sulfoaluminate (CSA) Dosage on Early-age Expansion,” Journal of American Ceramics Society, 1-8 (2015) DOI: 10.1111/jace.13645
  6. S. Lim, P. Mondal, “Effect of Nano and Micro Silica on Carbonation of Cement Paste,” Journal of Materials Science, 50 (10) (2015), 3531-3540
  7. P. Stynoski P, P. Mondal, C. Marsh, “Effects of Silica-mediated Interface Strengthening on Fracture Properties of Carbon Nanotube and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Portland Cement Mortar,” Cement and Concrete Composite Volume 55 (January 2015): 232-240
  8. S. Lim, P. Mondal, “Understanding the Effects of Nanosilica Addition on Increased Thermal Stability of Cement-based Composite,” ACI Materials Journal Vol. 112, 1-6 (January 2015)
  9. S. Puligilla, P. Mondal, “Co-existence of geopolymer and calcium silicate gel characterized through selective dissolution techniques and FTIR spectral subtraction,” Cement and Concrete Research Volume 70 (April 2015): 39-49
  10. S. Lim, P. Mondal, “Micro and Nano-scale Characterization to Study Thermal Degradation of Cement-based Materials,” Materials Characterization Volume 92 (June 2014): 15-25
  11. P. Chaunsali, P. Mondal, “Influence of Mineral Admixtures on Early-Age Deformation and Hydration of Calcium Sulfoaluminate Cement,” ACI Materials Journal Vol. 111, 1-6 (2014)
  12. P. Suraneni, S. Puligila, E. H. Kim, X. Chen, L. J. Struble and P. Mondal, “Monitoring Setting of Geopolymers,” Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Volume 3, no. 1, DOI: 10.1520/ACEM20130100, (2014)
  13. Y. He, L. lu, L. J Struble, J. L. Rapp, P. Mondal, “Effect of C/S Ratio on Microstructure and Nanostructure of Calcium Silicate Hydrate Synthesized by Reaction of Fumed Silica and Calcium Oxide at Room Temperature,” Materials and Structures Volume 47, no. 1-2, (2014): 311 – 322
  14. S. Puligilla, P. Mondal, “Role of Slag in Microstructural Development and Hardening of Fly Ash-Slag Geopolymer,” Cement and Concrete Research Volume 43 (2013): 70-80
  15. S. Puligilla, P. Mondal, “Microstructural Changes Responsible for Hardening of Fly Ash-Slag Geopolymers Studied Through Infrared Spectroscopy,” STP 1566 ASTM Symposium on Geopolymer Binders (2013): 21-33
  16. P. Stynoski, P. Mondal, E. Wotring, C. Marsh; Characterization of Silica-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes Dispersed in Water,” Journal of Nanoparticle Research 15 no.1(2013): 1396

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