Arnaud Castel is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of NSW, Australia. Arnaud graduated with his PhD from the Laboratory for Construction Material Durability (LMDC) at the University of Toulouse in France.
His expertise is in durability of concrete structures including chloride/concrete carbonation induced steel reinforcement corrosion, sulphate attack, alkali-aggregate reaction and biogenic corrosion of concrete. Current research projects include the development of performance based specifications relating to the durability of low carbon concretes such as geopolymer concrete or blended cement based concrete, service life design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures in severe environment, restrained shrinkage/thermal contraction induced concrete cracking, as well as the modelling of the structural performance of structures affected by reinforcement steel corrosion.
He has co-authored/authored more than 100 publications, including 60 journal papers with a current H-index of 17 and more than 1000 citations. Since his relocation to UNSW in 2012, Arnaud has secured two ARC Discovery grants, two ARC Linkage grants and one CRC grant.