Zeynep. B. Bundur is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Özyeğin University (ÖzÜ). Her teaching and research focus development of sustainable and adaptive materials used in civil engineering. Dr. Bundur received a Ph.D. in 2013 in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) under the supervision of Professor Raissa D. Ferron. Her research focused on developing self-healing bio-mortar. Currently, Dr. Bundur is the primary supervisor of Construction Materials Laboratory and SAM (Sustainable and Adaptive Materials) Research Group at ÖzÜ.
SAM research group follows technological developments in building materials and the global problems of the construction sector, working on the development of innovative and sustainable cement-based materials. Our research vision includes development bio-based additives, self-healing cement-based system and alternative production technologies. Fulfilling this ambition, current research projects involve (1) development of bio-based mineral additives for self-healing mortar (2) design of building materials for additive manufacturing (3) bio-based rheology modifying admixtures for cement-based materials (4) Regenerate and use end-of-life industrial wastes as an alternative binder in concrete.