Cutting out Cobalt: Cathode Alternatives

December 2020

  • Researched the removal of cobalt cathode materials in modern rechargeable lithium ion batteries

A schematic of the charging and discharging cycles of lithium cobalt oxide cathode in a rechargeable battery.

Paper →

Presentation →

Literature Review: The Impact of Limestone and Plastic Additives on Concrete

April 2020

  • Researched the physical performance, material characterization, and mix design of “green” concrete
  • Participated in pilot civil engineering undergraduate research course

Adding Re-Bind Concrete Fibers to Mixture

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  • Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer (SALD 2300)
  • Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (EDX-7000)
  • Compression & Tensile Testing (ASTM)

Research Methods →

Literature Review →

The Incorporation of Plastics in Asphalt: A Review

June 2019

  • Researched global plastic production and evolving uses of waste stream plastic as a means of improving asphalt physical performance
  • Secured grant funding to attend first international professional conference

7th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures & Pavements

Poster Sessions

→ 12 June, 2019 Parallel Sessions – 2, Epidavros Room 2

→ 14 June, 2019 Parallel Session – 7, Ballroom 3

Siciliano, A.P., Das, G.P., & Jafferji, H. (2019). “The Incorporation of Plastics in Asphalt: A Review.” 7th Int. Conf. on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, Bituminous Mixtures & Pavements VII (Poster), Thessaloniki, Greece, 12 June – 14 June 2019.

Siciliano, A.P., Das, G.P., & Jafferji, H. (2019). “The Incorporation of Plastics in Asphalt: A Review.” Wentworth Research & Writing Review Undergraduate Journal, 1(1), 6-12.

The Effects of Recycled Additives in Concrete

April 2018

  • Researched the benefits of using additives such as nails, rubber, PVC fibers, brush fibers in concrete mixtures as a means of improving mixture sustainability
  • Presented findings at the 2018 Colleges of the Fenway Muddy River Symposium

Experimental brush fiber concrete cylinder showing crack marks after compression testing.


  • Compression & Tensile Testing (ASTM)

Poster →

Abstract →