Dr. Jeff Bullard is a Principal Investigator at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working on modeling the thermodynamics and kinetics of microstructural development in cementitious materials. The primary goal of this modeling work is to advance the measurement science surrounding cement and concrete by simulating the changes in 3-D cement paste microstructure as a function of solution composition and temperature, thereby enabling virtual measurements of engineering properties of the material based on the microstructure.
Jeff received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993. He spent two years as an NRC Postdoctoral Associate at NIST before joining the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 Jeff joined 3M as a research specialist, where he worked from 2000 to 2002 before returning to NIST.