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Craig Hargis

Assistant Professor

Construction Management | College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

Sustainable building materials: carbon negative cement, low-energy cements, & alternative composites

Advanced cementitious composites: particle packing, fiber reinforcement, & cellular concrete

Concrete durability: sulfate attack, carbonation resistance, & alkali-silica reaction

Modeling: thermodynamic modeling of cement hydration

Multiscale characterization: chemical influences on micro- and macro-scale performance


University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2010-2013

  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Major: Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials
    • Minors: Chemistry & Engineering and Business for Sustainability
    • Thesis: Advances in Sustainable Cements


University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2008-2010

  • M.S. in Civil Engineering
    • Major: Infrastructure Materials Engineering
    • ABET: Undergraduate courses to fulfill qualifications


Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1998-2002

  • B.B.A. in Finance


Work Experience

University of North Florida, Construction Management Dept., 2016-Pres.

  • Assistant Professor

EMPA: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, 2015-2016

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

Calera Corp., 2013-2015

  • Scientist II

University of California, Berkeley, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2010-2013

  • Graduate Student Researcher, Prof. Paulo Monteiro

University of Texas, Austin, Dept. Civil, Arch., and Environmental Engineering, 2009-2010

  • Research Assistant, Prof. Maria Juenger & Kevin Fowler

Artistry in Building, Inc., 2005-2008

  • Residential General Contractor

T. Rowe Price, 2002-2005

  • Retirement Plan Coordinator
  • Investment Specialist

Teaching Experience

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, 2016-Pres.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Undergraduate Courses Taught: Soils and Foundations, Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Construction Management Capstone, and Construction Materials
  • Graduate Courses Taught: Advanced Construction Administration (Distance Learning)
  • Certified Online Instructor
  • Committees: University Appeals, Faculty Awards Selection, and Library Advisory

University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2012-2013

  • Laboratory Instructor: Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials
  • Graduate Student Instructor: Concrete Materials and Construction
  • Guest Lecturer: Concrete Materials and Construction

University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2009-2010

  • Lead Teaching Assistant: Properties and Behavior of Engineering Materials
  • Teaching Assistant: Structural Analysis


  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award by the Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley (2013).
  • Best Student Poster Award by American Ceramic Society‚Äôs Cements Division (2012).


Journal Reviewer

  • Cement and Concrete Composites
  • Construction and Building Materials
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineer's Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

 Organizational Memberships

  • ASTM International
    • Committee C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products, voting member
    • Committee C27 on Precast Concrete Products, voting member
  • The American Ceramic Society: Cements Division
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Society of Civil Engineer

Grants and Contracts Awarded

  • EMPA Postdoc Fellowship co-supported by the European Commission's FP7: People Marie-Curie action COFUND and EMPA (2015-2016).
  • Carlson-Polivka Fellowship by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2013).
  • Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Studies by the University of California, Berkeley (2010-2012). 
  • Eldon Durrett Scholarship, Lloyd P. and Kathryn M. Hayes Scholarship, and J.H. Dunn Endowed Opportunity Award (1998-2002).

Publications & Presentations


  1. Jeong, C.W. Hargis, S. Chun, J. Moon, Effect of Calcium Carbonate Fineness on Calcium Sulfoaluminate-Belite Cement, Materials 10 (2017) 900-918.
  2. Chitvoranund, F. Winnefeld, C.W. Hargis, S. Sinthupinyo, B. Lothenbach, Synthesis and hydration of alite-calcium sulfoaluminate cement, Advances in Cement Research 29 (2017) 101-111.
  3. W. Hargis, B. Lothenbach, C.J. Mueller, F. Winnefeld, Carbonation of calcium sulfoaluminate mortars, Cement and Concrete Composites 80 (2017) 123-134.
  4. Jeong, C.W. Hargis, S.-C. Chun J. Moon, The effect of water and gypsum content on stratlingite formation in calcium sulfoaluminate-belite cement pastes, Construction and Building Materials 166 (2018) 712-722.
  5. Hernandez-Cruz, C.W. Hargis, J. Dominowski, M. Radler, P.J.M. Monteiro, Fiber reinforced mortar affected by alkali-silica reaction: A study by synchrotron microtomography, Cement and Concrete Composites 68 (2016) 123-130.
  6. Hargis, A. Telesca, P.J.M. Monteiro, Calcium sulfoaluminate (ye'elimite) hydration in the presence of gypsum, calcite, and vaterite, Cement and Concrete Research 65 (2014) 15-20.
  7. Hargis, J. Moon, B. Lothenbach, F. Winnefeld, H.-R. Wenk, P.J.M. Monteiro, Calcium sulfoaluminate sodalite (Ca4Al6O12SO4) crystal structure evaluation and bulk modulus determination, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 97 (2014) 892-898.
  8. Hernandez-Cruz, C.W. Hargis, S. Bae, P.A. Itty, C. Meral, J. Dominowski, M. Radler, D.A. Kilcoyne, P.J.M. Monteiro, Multiscale characterization of the chemical-mechanical interactions between polymer fibers and cementitious matrix, Cement and Concrete Composites 48 (2014) 9-18.
  9. Hargis, M. C.G. Juenger, P.J.M. Monteiro, Aggregate passivation: Lithium hydroxide aggregate treatment to suppress alkali-silica reaction, ACI Materials Journal 110 (2013) 567-576.
  10. Hargis, A.P. Kirchheim, P.J.M Monteiro, E.M. Gartner, Early age hydration of calcium sulfoaluminate (synthetic ye'elimite, C4A3$) in the presence of gypsum and varying amounts of calcium hydroxide, Cement and Concrete Research 48 (2013) 105-115.
  11. Chen, C.W. Hargis, M.C.G. Juenger, Understanding expansion in calcium sulfoaluminate-belite cements, Cement and Concrete Research 42 (2012) 51-60.



  1. Chen, M. Devenney, S.O. Morgan, C. Hargis, Methods and compositions using water repellants, US Patent App. 14/662,974 (2015).



  1. Saint Gobain University Days, Paris, France (2015), Sustainable binders for mortar presentation and poster.
  2. American Ceramic Society's 3rd Advances in Cement-based Materials, Austin, TX (2012), Early-age hydration of calcium sulfoaluminate poster.

Contact Information

Building 0004, Room 1205

(904) 620-2746