Personal information:

Gang Liu, Assistant Professor

School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering,
Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049, P.R. China

Work & Education experience:

2021.07- now        Assistant Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University
2016.09- 2020.12  Eindhoven University of Technology, 
                               Building Materials, PhD (Prof. H.J.H. Brouwers)
2013.09- 2016.06  Northwest A&F University, 
                               Geotechnical Engineering, Master study (Prof. Fan Henghui)
2006.09- 2010.06  Northwest A&F University, 
2018.03- 2020.07  Tata steel RD&T, Ceramic Research Center



Research interests:

  • Non-clinker/blended cement system

  • CO2 sequestrated building materials

  • High performance concrete

  • Waste management and utilization


  1. G. Liu, M.V.A. Florea, H.J.H. Brouwers. The role of recycled waste glass incorporation on the carbonation behaviour of sodium carbonate activated slag mortar [J]. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2021, Volume 292.
  2. G. Liu, K. Schollbach, P.P. Li, H.J.H. Brouwers. Valorization of converter steel slag into eco-friendly ultra-high performance concrete by ambient CO2 pre-treatment [J]. Construction and Building Materials, 2021, Volume 280.
  3. G. Liu, K. Schollbach, S. van der Laan, et al. Recycling and utilization of high volume converter steel slag into CO2 activated mortars – The role of slag particle size [J]. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2020, volume 160.
  4. G. Liu, M.V.A. Florea, H.J.H. Brouwers. Characterization and performance of high volume recycled waste glass and ground granulated blast furnace slag or fly ash blended mortars [J]. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019, Volume 235.
  5. G. Liu, M.V.A. Florea, H.J.H. Brouwers. Performance evaluation of sustainable high strength mortars incorporating high volume waste glass as binder. Construction and Building Materials, 2019, Volume 202.
  6. G. Liu, M.V.A. Florea, H.J.H. Brouwers. The hydration and microstructure characteristics of cement pastes with high volume organic-contaminated waste glass powder. Construction and Building Materials,2018, Volume 187.
  7. G. Liu, M.V.A. Florea, H.J.H. Brouwers. Waste glass as binder in alkali activated slag–fly ash mortars [J]. Materials and Structures, 2019, Volume 52.
  8. Z.Y. Qu, F. Gauvin, F.Z. Wang*, G. Liu*, H.J.H. Brouwers. Effect of hydrophobicity on autogenous shrinkage and carbonation of alkali activated slag [J]. Construction and Building Materials. 2020,
  9. Y.X. Chen, G. Liu*, K. Schollbach, et al. Development of cement-free bio-based cold-bonded lightweight aggregates (BCBLWAs) using steel slag and miscanthus powder via CO2 curing [J]. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2021, Volume 322.
  10. X. Ling, K.Schollbach, G.Liu*, et al. The utilization of Waste incineration filter dust in one-part alkali-activated blast furnace slag [J]. Construction and Building Materials, 2022.
  11. Shaohua Li, G. Liu*, Qingliang Yu*. The role of carbonated steel slag on mechanical performance of ultra-high performance concrete containing coarse aggregates [J]. Construction and Building Materials, 2021, Volume 367.
  12. Y.Y.Y. Cao, G. Liu, H.J.H. Brouwers, et al. Enhancing the low-velocity impact resistance of Ultra-High Performance Concrete by an optimized layered-structure concept. Composites Part B. 2020.