Tohoku University. Research Profiles


Development of functional concrete



Concrete, which supports human society, is the research target for developing various functions. For example, research targets include fiber-reinforced cementitious composite (FRCC) to improve mechanical properties, self-healing concrete to improve durability, and a concrete 3D printing system to enable free modeling. The functional concrete materials will be a means to meet the needs for concrete materials in recent years.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry

Construction companies, maintenance management, building materials manufacturers, etc.
New construction and its maintenance management by new functional concrete materials will be Proposed.


Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering

NISHIWAKI Tomoya , Associate Professor
Dr. Eng.


Related Information

[Fiber-reinforced cementitious composite (FRCC)] Development of Ultra-High-Performance Hybrid Fiber-Reinforced Cement-Based Composites
ACI Materials Journal, 111(3) 2014, 309-318
S. Kwon, T. Nishiwaki, T. Kikuta, H. Mihashi

[Self-healing concrete] Experimental Study on Self-Healing Capability of FRCC Using Different Types of Synthetic Fibers
Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, 10(6) 2012, 195-206
T. Nishiwaki, M. Koda, M. Yamada, H. Mihashi, T. Kikuta

[Concrete 3D printing] Reinforcing the Interlayers of 3D-Printed Mortar Using Metal Fiber Insertion
ACI Materials Journal, 118(6) 2021, 331-340
T. Nishiwaki, Y. Miyata, S. Furue, S. Fukatsu, H. Kajita;