A research career in cement and concrete materials combines research at a fundamental level with a motivation to find engineering solutions for practical problems. If you're motivated and curious, with a background in a field such as physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering, why not consider a PhD in cementitious materials?
Concrete will always be a basic building material, and improvements to the materials themselves, as well as ways to reduce the environmental issues of cement and concrete production, will have a huge impact around the world. Your research will make a very real difference in the quality of life for millions, if not billions of people!
CEA, Saclay, France