Adam, ST, M.Sc, Ph.D
Dr Andi Arham Adam, started his work as a lecturer at the
Department of Civil Engineering, Tadulako University in 1999, a year
after he graduated from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. He
obtained his Master in Concrete Engineering from the University of
Sheffield, UK in 2002, and received his doctorate in Civil
Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT),
Australia in 2010.
His research interests include; concrete and environmental issue, durability and damage mechanism of concrete, high performance concrete, the use of pozzolanic materials in concrete, and fiber reinforced concrete. As lecturer, he particularly teaches undergraduate student in subjects which include; Concrete Technology, Construction Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Design of Concrete Structures, Design of Steel Structures, Earthquake Engineering.
His current research (in collaboration with his former supervisor in RMIT), is mainly in the development of environmentally friendly construction materials, especially Geopolymer and Alkali Activated Slag concrete; concretes that use activated fly ash/slag as binder instead of ordinary Portland cement. He was motivated by the fact that the cement production is highly energy intensive production process and uses large amount of non-renewable raw materials. Moreover, the cement industry is also a major CO2 emitter which is coming from the calcinations process and the use of fossil fuel during the manufacturing process.