Self-Healing Concrete Might Be the Answer to Repair Crumbling Roads and Bridges

March 20, 2018 Karli Langner

An Ingenious Solution to Infrastructure Sustainability

Victor Li is a civil and environmental engineering professor at The University of Michigan. He has invented a self-healing concrete that can bend, and if it cracks, it can repair itself.  

The material has been tested in a patch on Curtis Road in Ann Arbor, and has performed favorably against traditional patching material.

Self-healing concrete is still making its way down the road from research to practice, but Li says that he and his team are almost on the cusp of making the material commercially available.

To learn more about the properties of this innovative material, read the article or listen to the podcast on Michigan Radio.

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