Professor Jason Ideker’s research interests are in the area of concrete durability, early-age volume stability of cement-based materials and sustainable infrastructure construction. His group’s multi-scale approach results in translational research that combines fundamental scientific understanding with the improvement and development of test methods and specifications that enhance concrete performance.
As an internationally recognized expert in alkali-silica reaction (ASR), Ideker and his team investigate ways to improve and develop new ASR test methods that accurately reflect field performance. The group also develops fundamental knowledge regarding ASR mitigation mechanisms. His group is actively investigating early-age volume stability with a focus on influence of temperature and relative humidity in ettringite accelerated systems. Ideker’s work is supported by NCHRP, CalTrans, EPRI, ARPA-E and Imerys Aluminates. They also do highly specialized contract testing for industry and DOT partners.