‘What if concrete could actually heal itself? It’s not so far-fetched. UVic engineer Rishi Gupta, who is Harsh Rathod’s PhD supervisor and HRG’s co-founder and chief technology officer, has been working on “smart concrete” research for nearly a decade. Using various fibre additives and crystalline waterproofing admixtures, his lab is working on concrete mixtures designed to be more resistant to cracking and to self-seal when cracks appear.’
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