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Christopher Ferraro

Associate Professor Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office 460B Weil Hall Lab 120 Weil Hall Work Phone: (352) 392-0959 Website: Website Website: Google Scholar page


Christopher Ferraro specializes in the development sustainable, high-performance cement-based materials & carbon-dioxide produced as part of the construction involving portland cement concrete. The concrete materials research group conducts research on a wide variety issues and include efforts across cross disciplinary research efforts within civil engineering as well other departments including; Environmental, Materials, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering.

The production of portland cement is energy intensive as well as environmentally unfriendly. My vision includes a world where we increase the sustainability of portland cement by using alternatives. A world where recycle all waste materials and transform them into the building blocks of new infrastructural materials – ending the need for landfills. From there, we will developing the technologies and systems to transport explorers to multiple destinations, in our solar system and beyond.

Primary Research Area

Sustainable Construction Engineering

Other Research Areas

Materials & Pavements,Structural Engineering, Solid Waste

Research Interests

Infrastructural Materials, Alternative Binders and Aggregates, Virtual Modeling


B.S., Civil Engineering, with honors, 1998, University of Florida
M.S., 2003, University of Florida
Ph.D., 2009, University of Florida

Awards & Distinctions

Dr. Ferraro is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and has received awards for both teaching and research. He won the Faculty Adviser / Mentor Award for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering in 2016-2016 and the best Paper by a University Researcher for the Structural Faults and Repair Conference in 2006. He has served as adviser for graduate and undergraduate students who have received distinction in the national and international community.


Fellow of American Concrete Institute (FACI)