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November 29, 2012
UW researchers test concrete that fixes itself
UW professor Amy Shen began thinking about self-healing concrete after oil industry officials contacted her following the 2010 BP oil spill.
By LUCY BODILLY
Special to the Journal
UW professor Amy Shen, center, is testing additives that could improve concrete’s self-healing properties. Assisting her are students Joseph Muska, left, and Yuen Cheng.
Concrete as a building material is thousands of years old, but researchers are still working on ways to improve it. Of special interest is finding a method to improve concrete's self-healing properties.
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