Former Post-docs


  • Zhidong Zhang

“Adhesion and bonding between steel pipe and cement/spacer/mud system”, Z. Zhang, G.W. Scherer, and R.K. Prud’homme, pp. 1-8 in Proc. 9th Int. Conf. Frac-ture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures FraMCoS-9, Eds. V. Saouma, J. Bolander and E. Landis. DOI 10.21012/FC9.313

“Supercritical drying of cementitious materials” by Z. Zhang and G.W. Scherer, submitted to Cem. Concr. Res.


  • Lori Tunstall

“Foam index measurements on mixes of Air entraining agents, super plasticizers and fly ash-cement-filler blends”, S. Jacobsen, H. Nordahl, H. Rasol, Ø. Lødemel, L.Tunstall & G.W.Scherer, pp. 61-70 in Int. RILEM Conf. Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Eng. on Frost Action in Concrete, Eds. Marianne Tange Hasholt, Katja Fridh and R. Doug Hooton (RILEM, Tech. Univ. Denmark, Lyngby, Den-mark, 2016) ISBN: 978-2-35158-182-7

“Linking surfactant molecular structure to mortar frost protection”, L.E. Tunstall, G.W. Scherer, R.K. Prud’homme, pp. 191-200 in Int. RILEM Conf. Materials, Sys-tems and Structures in Civil Eng. on Frost Action in Concrete, Eds. Marianne Tange Hasholt, Katja Fridh and R. Doug Hooton (RILEM, Tech. Univ. Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, 2016) ISBN: 978-2-35158-182-7

“Studying AEA Interaction in Cement Systems Using Tensiometry”, L.E. Tun-stall, G.W. Scherer, and R.K. Prud’homme, Cem. Concr. Res. 92 (2017) 29–36


“The use of hydroxyapatite as a new inorganic consolidant for damaged car-bonate stones”, Enrico Sassoni, Sonia Naidu, George W. Scherer, J. Cultural Her-itage 12 (2011) 346–355

“Preliminary Results of the Use of Hydroxyapatite as a Consolidant for Car-bonate Stones”, E. Sassoni, S. Naidu, and G.W. Scherer, pp. 189-195, Materials Is-sues in Art and Archaeology IX, Vol. 1319, Eds. P.B. Vandiver, W. Li, J. L. Ru-valcaba Sil, C.L. Reedy, L.D. Frame (Materials Research Society, 2011) ISBN-13: 9781605112961

“New Treatment for Corrosion-Resistant Coatings for Marble and Consolidation of Limestone”, S. Naidu, E. Sassoni, and G.W. Scherer, pp. 289-294 in Jardins de Pierres (SFIIC, Champs-sur-Marne, France, 2011)

“Microstructural and mechanical effects of heating as an artificial weathering method for stone in consolidants testing”, E. Franzoni, E. Sassoni, F. Fusi, G.W. Scherer, S. Naidu, pp. 332-337 in Proc. 5th Int. Cong. Sci. Technol. Safeguard of Cul-tural Heritage in the Mediterranean Basin, Istanbul (2012), held 22-25 November 2011

“Effectiveness of hydroxyapatite as a consolidating treatment for lithotypes with varying carbonate content and porosity”, E. Sassoni, E. Franzoni, B. Pigino, G.W. Scherer, S. Naidu, pp. 338-343 in Proc. 5th Int. Cong. Sci. Technol. Safeguard of Cul-tural Heritage in the Mediterranean Basin, Istanbul (2012), held 22-25 November 2011

“Consolidation of calcareous and siliceous sandstones by hydroxyapatite: com-parison with a TEOS-based consolidant”, E. Sassoni, E. Franzoni, B. Pigino, G.W. Scherer, S. Naidu, J. Cultural Heritage 14 [3] (2012) e103-e108

“Artificial weathering of stone by heating”, E. Franzoni, E. Sassoni, G.W. Scherer, S. Naidu, J. Cultural Heritage 14 [3] (2012) e85-e93

“Consolidation of a porous limestone by means of a new treatment based on hy-droxyapatite”, E. Sassoni, E. Franzoni, G.W. Scherer, S. Naidu, Proc. 12th Int. Cong. Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, New York, 2012 (http://iscs.icomos.org/cong-12.html)


  • Myoungsung Choi



“An image analysis procedure to quantify the air void system of mortar and concrete”, P.C. Fonseca, G.W. Scherer, Materials and Structures, 48 [10] (2015) 3087-3098 (DOI 10.1617/s11527-014-0381-9)


“Monitoring Chemical Shrinkage Using Pressure Sensors”, S. Peethamparan, E. Weissinger, J. Vocaturo, J. Zhang, and G.W. Scherer, ACI Special Proceedings in CD on Advances in the Material Science of Concrete , SP-270, 2010,  pp. 77-88

“Early hydration and setting of oil well cement”,  J. Zhang, E.A. Weissinger, S. Peethamparan, G.W. Scherer, Cement Concr. Res. 40 (2010) 1023–1033

“Comparison of methods for arresting hydration of cement”, J. Zhang and G.W. Scherer, Cement Concr. Res. 41 (2011) 1024–1036


“Effect of pressure on early hydration of class H and white cement”, G.W. Scherer, G.P. Funkhouser, and S. Peethamparan, Cement Concr. Res. 40 (2010) 845–850

“Monitoring Chemical Shrinkage Using Pressure Sensors”, S. Peethamparan, E. Weissinger, J. Vocaturo, J. Zhang, and G.W. Scherer, ACI Special Proceedings in CD on Advances in the Material Science of Concrete , SP-270, 2010,  pp. 77-88

“Early hydration and setting of oil well cement”, J. Zhang, E.A. Weissinger, S. Peethamparan, G.W. Scherer, Cement Concr. Res. 40 (2010) 1023–1033 


"Study of the pore clogging induced by salt crystallization in Indiana limestone”, R.M. Espinosa Marzal, G.W. Scherer, Proc. 11th Int. Cong. Deterioration and Con-servation of Stone (Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, Torun, Poland, 2008) Vol. I, pp. 81-88

“Crystallization Pressure Exerted by in-Pore Confined Crystals”, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal and G.W. Scherer, pp. 1013-1018 in Poromechanics IV, Proc. Fourth Biot Conf. on Poromechanics, New York, 2009. eds. H.I. Ling, A. Smyth, R. Betti (DES-tech Publications, Lancaster, PA, 2009)

“Crystallization of sodium sulfate salts in limestone”, R. M. Espinosa Marzal, G.W. Scherer. Study of sodium sulfate salts crystallization in limestone, Env. Geo. 56 [3-4] (2008) 605-621

"Predicting efflorescence and subflorescence of salts", Rosa M. Espinosa Marzal, Lutz Franke, Gernod Deckelmann. Proceedings of Materials Research Society, Fall Meeting 2007. 

“Crystallization Pressure Exerted by in-Pore Confined Crystals”, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal and G.W. Scherer, pp. 1013-1018 in Poromechanics IV, Proc. Fourth Biot Conf. on Poromechanics, New York, 2009. eds. H.I. Ling, A. Smyth, R. Betti (DEStech Publications, Lancaster, PA, 2009)

“Mechanisms of damage by salt”, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal  & G. W. Scherer, pp. 61-77 in Limestone in the Built Environment: Present-Day Challenges for the Preservation of the Past. B.J. Smith, M. Gomez-Heras, H.A. Viles & J. Cassar (eds), Special Publications 331 (Geological Society, London, 2010)

“Advances in Understanding Damage by Salt Crystallization”, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal  & G. W. Scherer, Accounts of Chemical Research 43 [6] (2010) 897-905
DOI: 10.1021/ar9002224

“The formation of meta-stable sodium sulfate heptahydrate in porous materials as studied by NMR”, L. Pel, T. Saidov, R. Espinosa-Marzal, G. Scherer, MEDACHS 10, eds. A.K. Ait-Mokhtar and D. Breysse (MEDACHS, La Rochelle, France, 2010) 47-54

“Can drying and re-wetting of magnesium sulfate salts lead to damage of stone?”, E. Balboni, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal, E. Doehne, G.W. Scherer, Env. Earth Sci.  63 [7-8] (2011) 1463-1473

“The chemomechanics of sodium sulfate crystallization in thenardite impregnated limestones during re-wetting”,  R.M. Espinosa-Marzal, A. Hamilton, M. McNall, K. Whitaker, and G.W. Scherer, J. Mater. Res. 26 [12] (2011) 1472-1481

“Heptahydrate I: The growth of sodium sulfate heptahydrate crystals”, H. Der-luyn, T.A. Saidov, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal, L. Pel, G.W. Scherer, J. Crystal Growth 329 (2011) 44–51

“Nucleation of sodium sulfate heptahydrate on mineral substrates studied by Nu-clear Magnetic Resonance”, T.A. Saidov, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal, Leo Pel, G.W. Sche-rer, J. Crystal Growth 338 (2012) 166-169


“Carbonation of Wellbore Cement by CO2 Diffusion from Caprock”, G.W. Scherer and B. Huet, Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, 3 (2009) 731–735

“Quantitative reactive transport modeling of Portland cement in CO2 saturated water”, Bruno M. Huet, Jean H. Prevost, George W. Scherer, Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, 4 (2010) 561–574

“Understanding Boundary Condition Effects on the Corrosion Kinetics of Class H Well Cement”, E.N. Matteo, G.W. Scherer, B. Huet, and L. Pel, Energy Procedia 4 (2011) 5370–5376

“Development of a geochemical code to assess  cement reactivity in CO2/brine mixtures”, Bruno Huet, Richard Fuller, Jean Prevost, George Scherer, Wellbore Integrity Workshop March 28, 2006, Princeton University, New Jersey. PDF available at http://www.princeton.edu/~cmi/research/Storage/storageprt.shtml

“Development of a geochemical code to assess cement reactivity in CO2/brine mixtures”, Bruno Huet, Richard Fuller, Jean Prevost, George Scherer, CO2SC, International Symposium on Site Characterization for CO2 Geological Storage, March 20-22 2006, Berkeley, California. see  http://esd.lbl.gov/CO2SC/co2sc_proceed/CO2SC-2006_Proceedings.pdf

“Numerical simulation of multiphase flow of CO2 along low permeability path up the wells. Introduction of the interactions with cement”, Bruno Huet, Richard Fuller, Jean Prevost, George Scherer, 5th CCS, Fifth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture & Sequestration, May 8 - 11, 2006, Alexandria, Virginia

“Development of a coupled geochemical transport code to simulate cement degradation in CO2 saturated brine”, Bruno Huet, Richard Fuller, Jean Prevost, GHGT8, 8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, June 19-22, 2006, Trondheim, Norway See https://events.adm.ntnu.no/ei/rs.esp?id=24&scriptid=SPPP1

"Thermodynamics of cement degradation", Bruno Huet, invited paper at Cementitious Materials for Waste Treatment, Disposal, Remediation and Decommissioning Workshop, SRNL, Aiken, SC, December 12-14, 2006.

"Reactivity of cement in CO2 saturated brine: history matching of flow through experiments", Bruno Huet, Jean Prevost, 6th CCS, Fifth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture & Sequestration, May 7 - 10, 2007, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"Cement reactivity in CO2 saturated brines: use of a reactive transport code to highlight key degradation mechanisms", Bruno M. Huet, Jean H. Prevost, George W. Scherer, EUROTHERM 81, Reactive Heat Transfer in Porous Media, June 4 – 6, 2007, Ecole des Mines d'Albi, Albi, France.

"Cement paste degradation in CO2-saturated brine: Highlighting some crucial mechanisms using a Reactive Transport Model", Bruno M. Huet, Jean H. Prevost, George W. Scherer, 12th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, July 8-13, 2007, Montréal, Canada.


  • John Valenza

“Dynamic Pressurization Method for Measuring Permeability and Modulus: II. Cementitious materials”, Z.C. Grasley, G.W. Scherer, D.A. Lange, and J.J. Valenza II, Concr. Sci. & Eng., 40 [7] (2007) 711-721


  • Mohammad Piri

"Three-phase equilibrium and partitioning calculations for CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers", R.C. Fuller, J.-H. Prévost, M. Piri, J. Geophys. Res., 111 (2006) B06207, 11 PP.,

doi:10.1029/2005JB003618

“Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Saline Aquifers: Evaporation, Precipitation and Compressibility Effects”, M. Piri, J.H. Prevost and R. Fueller, Proceedings, NETL Conference May 2-5, 2005.


  • Mileva Radonjic

“Leakage of CO2 Through Abandoned Wells: Role of Corrosion of Cement “, G.W. Scherer, M. A. Celia, J.-H. Prévost, S. Bachu, R. Bruant, A. Duguid, R. Fuller, S. E. Gasda, M. Radonjic, W. Vichit-Vadakan, pp. 827-848 in Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations - Results from the CO2 Capture Project, Vol 2 - Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide with Monitoring and Verification (Elsevier Science, Am-sterdam, 2005)

"The degradation of well cements exposed to carbonated brine", Andrew Duguid, Mileva Radonjic, and George W. Scherer, Proc. 5th Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration and Capture, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Alexandria VA, 2005

"Durability of Well Caments: Corrosion by Carbonic Acid" , Andrew Duguid, Mileva Radonjic, and George W. Scherer, Annual Meeting of American Ceramic Society, Baltimore, MD, 2005

“The Effect of Carbonated Brine on Well Cement Used in Geologic Formations”, A. Duguid, M. Radonjic, and G. W. Scherer, paper TH4-10.2 in Proc. 12th ICCC, eds. J.J. Beaudoin, J.M. Makar, L. Raki (National Research Council of Canada, Montreal, Canada, 2007) ISBN 978-0-660-19695-4

“Degradation of cement at the reservoir/cement interface from exposure to carbonated brine”, A. Duguid, M. Radonjic, and G.W. Scherer, Int. J. Greenhouse Gas 5 (2011) 1413–1428


  • Shuangyan (Sonya) Xu

“Thermal Expansion and Viscosity of Confined Liquids”, S. Xu, G.C. Simmons and G.W. Scherer, pp. 85-91 in Dynamics of Small Confining Systems, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 790, eds. J.T. Fourkas, P. Levitz, M. Urbakh, K.J. Wahl (Materials Res. Soc., Warrendale, 2004), P.6.8.1-7

“Molecular Mechanisms Causing Anomalously High Thermal Expansion of Nanoconfined Water”, S.H. Garofalini, T.S. Mahadevan, S. Xu, and G.W. Scherer, Chem. Phys. Chem. 9 (2008) 1997 – 2001

“Thermal Expansion of Confined Water”, S. Xu, G.W. Scherer, T.S. Mahadevan, and  S.H. Garofalini, Langmuir, 25 [9] (2009) 5076–5083

“Transport of Water in Small Pores”, S. Xu, G.C. Simmons, T.S. Mahadevan, G.W. Scherer, S.H. Garofalini, Carlos Pacheco, Langmuir 25 [9] (2009) 5084-5090


  • Wilasa Vichit-Vadakan

“Leakage of CO2 Through Abandoned Wells: Role of Corrosion of Cement “, G.W. Scherer, M. A. Celia, J.-H. Prévost, S. Bachu, R. Bruant, A. Duguid, R. Fuller, S. E. Gasda, M. Radonjic, W. Vichit-Vadakan, in Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations - Results from the CO2 Capture Project, Vol 2 - Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide with Monitoring and Verification (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 2005)


  • Robert J. Flatt

“Particle-modified Consolidants”, M.R. Escalante, R. Flatt, G.W. Scherer, D. Tsiourva, and A. Moropoulou, pp. 425-429 in Protection and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage of the Mediterranean Cities, eds. E. Galán and F. Zezza (Balkema, Lisse, The Netherlands, 2002)

“Materials Science Research for Conservation of Sculpture and Monuments”, G.W. Scherer, R. Flatt, and G. Wheeler, MRS Bulletin, Jan. 2001, pp. 44-50

“Rheology optimization of Particle Modified Consolidants”, E. Aggelakopoulou, P. Charles, M.E. Acerra,  A.I.  Garcia, R.J. Flatt, and G.W. Scherer, pp.15-20 in Materials Issues in Art & Archaeology VI, MRS Symposium Proc. Vol. 712, eds. P.B. Vandiver, M. Goodway, and J.L. Mass (Materials Res. Soc., Warrendale, PA, 2002)

“Hydration and Crystallization Pressure of Sodium Sulfate: a Critical Review”, R.J. Flatt, G.W. Scherer, pp. 29-34 in Materials Issues in Art & Archaeology VI, MRS Symposium Proc. Vol. 712, eds. P.B. Vandiver, M. Goodway, and J.L. Mass (Materials Res. Soc., Warrendale, PA, 2002)

“Crystallization damage by sodium sulfate”, N. Tsui, R.J. Flatt, G.W. Scherer, J. Cultural Heritage 4 (2003) 109-115

“Salt damage in porous materials: how high supersaturations are generated”, R. J. Flatt, J. Crystal Growth 242 (2002) 435–454


  • Gudrun Reichenauer

“Nitrogen adsorption in compliant materials”, G. Reichenauer and G.W. Scherer, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 277 (2000) 162-172

“Effects upon nitrogen sorption analysis in aerogels”, G. Reichenauer and G.W. Scherer, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 236 (2001) 385-386

“Extracting the pore size distribution of compliant materials from nitrogen adsorption”, G. Reichenauer and G.W. Scherer, Colloids and Surfaces A 187-188 (2001) 41-50

“Nitrogen sorption in aerogels”, G. Reichenauer and G.W. Scherer, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 285 (2001) 167-174


  • Joachim Gross

“Permeability and structure of resorcinol-formaldehyde gels”, G.W. Scherer, C. Alviso, R. Pekala, and J. Gross,  pp. 497-503 in Microporous and Macroporous Materials, eds. R.F. Lobo, J.S. Beck, S.L. Suib, D.R. Corbin, M.E. Davis, L.E. Iton, and S.I. Zones, MRS Symp. Proc. Vol. 431 (Mater. Res. Soc., Pittsburgh, PA, 1996)

“Elastic properties of crosslinked Resorcinol-Formaldehyde gels and aerogels”, J. Gross, G.W. Scherer, C. Alviso, and R. Pekala, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 211 [1,2] (1997) 132-142

“Structural efficiency and microstructural modeling of wet gels and aerogels”, J. Gross and G.W. Scherer, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Techn. 13 (1998) 957-960

“Optimization of the rapid supercritical extraction process for aerogels”, G. W. Scherer, J. Gross, L.W. Hrubesh, and P.R. Coronado, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 311 (2002) 259-272

“Dynamic Pressurization: Novel method for measuring fluid permeability”, J. Gross and G.W. Scherer, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 325 (2003) 34-47


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