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Kazemian Research Group
(rəcast Lab)

Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management
College of Engineering, Louisiana State University

Research Focus

Our research is focused on robotic construction through large-scale 3D printing for various terrestrial and extraterrestrial applications. Automated quality control and inspection, automated reinforcement techniques, and high-performance printing materials are several aspects of this innovative technology that we are actively researching. 

Research Team

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Ilerioluwa Giwa
PhD Student
Construction Management

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Aras Maqsoodi
PhD Student
Construction Management

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Thuy-Van (Vina) Nguyen
Undergraduate Student
Mechanical Eng.

Principal Investigator


Ali Kazemian, Ph.D.
Assista
nt Professor
Holder of J.W. "Billy" and Janice Ma
xey Guitreau Professorship
Bert S Turner Department of Construction Management

Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Adjunct)
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Publications

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Kasra Banijamali
PhD Student
Construction Management

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Michael Martin
MSc Student
Electrical Engineering

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Joseph Lamendola
Undergraduate Student
Civil Eng.

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Aranya A Paul
PhD Student
Construction Management

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Marc Hebert
Undergraduate Student
Electrical & Computer Eng.

 

Mary Dempsey
Undergraduate Student
Mechanical Eng.

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Victoria Irondi
Undergraduate Student
Electrical Eng.

Past Students: Hassan Ahmed (MSc - CM), Lupe Covarrubias (Biological/Robotics Eng.), Dennis Duong (Mechanical Eng.), Danny Lu (Electrical Eng./Robotics), Dharla Moore (Aerospace Eng.), Eli M Shaw (Mechanical Eng.) 

News

In the Media

Sponsored Projects

  • "Planetary Robotic Construction on the Moon and Mars using 3D Printed Waterless Concrete", Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF), 2024-2026 (Link).

  • "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.​​

Research Sponsors and Collaborators

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Recent Publications

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