Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate



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Dr Marcus Yio is a Research Associate and the Laboratory Manager for the new Centre for Infrastructure Materials (CIM) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

Marcus holds a BEng in Civil Engineering (1st class honours) from the University of Sheffield, an MSc in General Structural Engineering (Distinction) and a PhD in Concrete Durability both from Imperial College London. His PhD research focused on the development of fluorescence laser scanning confocal microscopy for 3D and real-time imaging of cementitious materials. Following his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Heriot-Watt University, developing green building products from biopolymers and construction wastes.  

Marcus' main research interests lie in microscopic characterisation and durability of cementitious materials. He is currently responsible for setting up the CIM laboratories and developing an expertise in a range of advanced characterisation techniques including nanomechanical testing, thermal and sorption analyses, X-ray and vibrational spectroscopic methods, and their applications in civil engineering materials.



Yio MHN, Mac MJ, Yeow YX, et al., 2021, Effect of autogenous shrinkage on microcracking and mass transport properties of concrete containing supplementary cementitious materials, Cement and Concrete Research, ISSN:0008-8846

Mac M, Yio MHN, Wong H, et al., 2021, Analysis of autogenous shrinkage-induced microcracks in concrete from 3D images, Cement and Concrete Research, Vol:144, ISSN:0008-8846, Pages:1-15

Yio M, Yue X, Ji R, et al., 2021, Production of foamed glass-ceramics using furnace bottom ash and glass, Ceramics International, Vol:47, ISSN:0272-8842, Pages:8697-8706

Mac M, Yio M, Desbois G, et al., 2021, 3D imaging techniques for characterising microcracks in cement-based materials, Cement and Concrete Research, Vol:140, ISSN:0008-8846

Wong H, Poole AB, Wells B, et al., 2020, Microscopy techniques for determining water-cement (w/c) ratio in hardened concrete: A round-robin assessment, Materials and Structures, Vol:53, ISSN:1359-5997

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