Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Fellow



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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.



Bernard E, Yio M, Rentsch D, et al., 2024, Insights on the effects of carbonates and phosphates on the hydration of magnesia (alumino-)silicate cements, Applied Geochemistry, Vol:167, ISSN:0883-2927

Huang Y, Bian Z, Ji W, et al., 2024, Production of glass-ceramic aggregates from solid wastes for high-strength and low-shrinkage lightweight mortars, Construction and Building Materials, Vol:416, ISSN:0950-0618

Huang Y, Chen Z, Liu Y, et al., 2024, Recycling of waste glass and incinerated sewage sludge ash in glass-ceramics., Waste Manag, Vol:174, Pages:229-239

Zhang K, Yio M, Wong H, et al., 2024, Development of more accurate methods for determining carbonation depth in cement-based materials, Cement and Concrete Research, Vol:175, ISSN:0008-8846

Lv XS, Cao WX, Yio MHN, et al., 2023, 3D superhydrophobic lightweight foam concrete designed via in-situ foaming and self-assembled silicone microfilms, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol:478, ISSN:1385-8947

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