Kazemian Research Group
Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management
Louisiana State University
Our research is mainly focused on Construction-scale 3D Printing (C3DP) as a robotic construction technology for various terrestrial and extraterrestrial applications. Automated quality control and monitoring, automated reinforcement techniques, and high-performance printing materials are several aspects of this innovative technology that we are actively researching.
Ali Kazemian, Ph.D.
Holder of J.W. "Billy" and Janice Maxey Guitreau Professorship
Bert S Turner Department of Construction Management
Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Adjunct)
Sara Miryousefi (co-advised)
Electrical Eng. (Robotics)
Electrical & Computer Eng.
Sponsors and Collaborators
Past Students: Dharla Moore (Aerospace Eng.), Eli M Shaw (Mechanical Eng.), Chigozie Osigwe (Construction Management)
"ISRU-based Planetary Construction 3D Printing for Lunar and Martian Infrastructure Development: Process Optimization and Automated Quality Control", Funding Agency: Louisiana Board of Regents (BOR RCS), 2022-2025.
"Towards Sustainable Robotic Construction: Concrete 3D Printing with Quarry By-products and Low Portland Cement Content", Funding Agency: Louisiana Board of Regents (BOR ITRS), 2023- 2026.
"Automated Curing and Strength Monitoring of Sensor-embedded 3D Printed Transportation Infrastructure", Funding Agency: TranSET (US Department of Transportation), 2022-2023.
"Robotic Construction on the Moon and Mars sing 3D Printing and In-situ Resources: Mechanical Performance Evaluation", Funding Agency: Louisiana Space Grant Consortium (NASA RAP), 2022-2023.
"3D Printed Transportation Infrastructure: Structural Behavior of Steel Fiber Reinforced Circular Elements", Sponsor: Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC TIRE), 2022-2023.
"Construction 3D Printing for Extraterrestrial Infrastructure Development Using Indigenous Materials", Funding Agency: Louisiana Space Grant Consortium (LaSPACE), 2021–2022.
"Rebar-Free 3D Printing of Transportation Infrastructure", Funding Agency: TranSET (US Department of Transportation), 2021-2022.
"Resilient 3D-Printed Civil Infrastructure with Ultra-High Performance Engineered Cementitious Composites (UHP-ECCs)", Funding Agency: TranSET (US Department of Transportation), 2021-2022.
"Comparative Analysis of 3D Printed Bridge Construction in Louisiana", Funding Agency: TranSET (US Department of Transportation), 2021-2022.
"Robotic Construction on the Moon and Mars using 3D Printing and In-situ Resources: Mechanical Performance Testing", Funding Agency: Louisiana Space Grant Consortium (NASA EPSCoR), 2022-2023.
Accepted for Publication:
Kazemian, A., Giwa, I., Ekenel, M. "Large-scale Additive Manufacturing for Automated Construction - An Overview", ASM Handbook, Volume 24A, Additive Manufacturing Design and Applications, Editors: M. Seifi, D. Bourell, W. Frazier, H. Kuhn, 2023.