Civil Engineering prof paves way for self-repairing nano-fibre roads

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin

Metro News reported on a self-repairing road project in rural India spearheaded by Professor Nemy Banthia. Prof. Banthia explained the intricacies of coated nano-fibres in the road. “This coating creates a higher humidity environment,” Banthia said. “Cement hydrates when the humidity goes up, so if a crack is created these fibres secrete a nano-material to release humidity — which allows the concrete to close those cracks.”

Banthia was also interviewed by the Chinese news agency Xinhua.