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Construction Materials


  • Jana, D. and Tepke, D., Corrosion of Aluminum Metal in Concrete - A Case Study - Proceedings of the 32nd Conference on Cement Microscopy, ICMA, New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 2010.  (Download)
  • Jana, D., Swimming Pool Plaster Deterioration – Overview and Case Studies - Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Cement Microscopy, ICMA, Reno, Nevada, April, 2008.  (Download)
  • Jana, D., Concrete Deterioration from Pyrite Staining, Sewer Gases, and Chimney Flue Gases – Case Studies Showing Microstructural Similarities - Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Cement Microscopy, ICMA, Reno, Nevada, April, 2008.  (Download)
  • Jana, D., DEF & ASR in Concrete – A Systematic Approach from Petrography - Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Cement Microscopy, ICMA, Reno, Nevada, April, 2008.  (Download)
  • Jana, D., The Great Pyramid Debate: Evidence from Detailed Petrographic Examinations of Casing Stones from the Great Pyramid of Khufu, a Natural Limestone from Tura, and a Man-Made (Geopolymeric) Limestone, Proceedings of the 29th Conference on Cement Microscopy, International Cement Microscopy Association, Quebec City, Canada, May 2007. (Download)
  • Jana, D., Delamination - A State-of-the-art Review, Proceedings of the 29th Conference on Cement Microscopy, International Cement Microscopy Association, Quebec City, Canada, May 2007.(Download)
  • Jana, D., Concrete Scaling - A Critical Review, Proceedings of the 29th Conference on Cement Microscopy, International Cement Microscopy Association, Quebec City, Canada, May 2007. (Download)
  • Jana, D., A New Look to an Old Pozzolan: Clinoptilolite - A Promising Pozzolan in Concrete, Proceedings of the 29th Conference on Cement Microscopy, International Cement Microscopy Association, Quebec City, Canada, May 2007. (Download)
  • Jana, D., A Round Robin Test on Measurements of Air Void Parameters in Hardened Concrete by Various Automated Image Analyses and ASTM C 457 Methods, Proceedings of the 29th Conference on Cement Microscopy, International Cement Microscopy Association, Quebec City, Canada, May 2007. (Download)
  • Jana, D. and Erlin, B., Carbonation as an Indicator of Crack Age, Concrete International, May 2007, pp. 61-64, Courtesy of the American Concrete Institute. (Download)
  • Jana, D., Application of Petrography in the Concrete Repair Industry, Concrete Solutions 2006, 2nd International Conference on Concrete Repair, St-Malo, Brittany, France, (Download) 2006, Courtesy of the GR Technologies Ltd. and BRE Press.
  • Jana, D., Delayed Setting of Concrete – A Petrographic and Chemical Investigation, Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Cement microscopy, ICMA, Denver, Colorado, 2006, pp. 141-149. (Download) Courtesy of the ICMA.
  • Jana, D., Sample Preparation Techniques in Petrographic Examinations of Construction Materials: A State-of-the-art Review, Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Cement microscopy, ICMA, Denver, Colorado, 2006, pp. 23-70. (Download) Courtesy of the ICMA.
  • Jana, D., Petrography – A Powerful Tool for Quality Assurance and Failure Investigation of Construction Materials, International Seminar on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), India Chapter of American Concrete Institute and ACI (USA), 2006, pp. 117-131. (Download) Courtesy of the Indian Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.
  • Jana, D., Erlin, B., and Pistilli, M. F., A Closer Look at Entrained Air in Concrete, Concrete International, July, 2005, pp. 61-64. (Download) Courtesy of the American Concrete Institute.
  • Jana, D., and Lewis, R. A. Acid Attack in a Concrete Sewer Pipe – A Petrographic and Chemical Investigation, Proceedings, 27th International Cement Microscopy Association, Victoria, Canada, 2005. (Download)
  • Jana, D., Petrography and Concrete Repair - A Link is Needed, Concrete International, Point of View Article, Jan 2005, pp. 37-39. (Download, Courtesy of the American Concrete Institute)
  • Jana, D. and Erlin, B., Delamination: A sometime curse of entrained air, Concrete Construction, January 2005, pp. 101-107.  (Download, Courtesy of Hanley-Wood Publications).
  • Jana, D., Application of Petrography in Restoration of Historic Masonry Structures, 10th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, Scotland, 2005.(Download) 248kb
  • Jana, D., Concrete Petrography – Past, Present, and Future, 10th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, Scotland, 2005. (Download) 147kb
  • Jana, D., Techniques used in petrographic examinations of construction materials – A state-of-the-art review, Abstract for Symposium on Petrographic Techniques for examining hydraulic cements and concretes, ASTM International, Dec. 2004.(Download) 12kb
  • Jana, D., Concrete, Construction, or Salt – Which Causes Scaling? Part II: Importance of finishing practices, Concrete International, Dec. 2004, pp. 51-56.Download this Publication! 138kb
  • Jana, D., Concrete, Construction, or Salt – Which Causes Scaling? Part I: Importance of air-void system in concrete, Concrete International, Nov. 2004, pp. 31-38.Download this Publication! 474kb
  • Jana, D. and Lewis Richard, Acid attack on PCCP mortar coating, In "Pipeline Engineering and Construction - What's on the Horizon?" John J. Galleher, Jr. and Michael T. Stift (eds), ASCE Publication, 2004, Download this Publication! 624kb
  • Erlin, B., and Jana, D., So, what about chloride chemicals applied to concrete surfaces too soon? Some Truths and Fantasy About Chloride De-icing Chemicals, Concrete Construction, September 2004, pp. 35-40. Download this Publication! 408kb
  • Erlin , B., and Jana, D., Forces of Hydration that can cause havoc in concrete - May the force not be with you, Concrete International, Vol. 25, No. 11, Nov. 2003, pp. 51-57. Download this Publication! (Courtesy of the American Concrete Institute) 162 KB.
  • Erlin, B. and Jana, D., "Portland Cement Hydration Commentary", Concrete International, Vol. 25, No. 1, January 2003. Download this publication! (Courtesy of the American Concrete Institute) 392 KB.
  • Jana, D. and Erlin, B., "Scaling Revisited Commentary", Concrete International, Vol. 23, No. 9, September 2001. Download this publication! (Courtesy of the American Concrete Institute) 210 KB.
  • Jana, D. (with Sarkar, S.L., and Aimin, Xu) "Scanning Electron Microscopy - X-ray Microanalysis of Concretes", Chapter In "Concrete Technology Today", V. S. Ramachandran and J. J. Beaudoin (eds), Noyes Publication, NJ, 2001. Download this publication!
  • Jana, D., and Walker, D., "Core formation in the presence of various C-H-O volatile species", Columbia University, Geochim et. Cosmochim. Acta., Geochemical Society of America, Vol 63, 1999. Download Abstract 98 KB.
  • Jana, D., "Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete : Time to go back to the basics", Civil Engineering News, October, 1998. Download this publication!
  • Jana, D., "Petrography : A Powerful Tool For Solving Common Concrete Problems", Civil Engineering NEWS, March, 40-44pp, 1997. Download this Publication! 520kb
  • Jana, D., and Cole, A. A., "Microscopy : A Practical Solution to Concrete Problems", Bulletin of Concrete Industry Board, Vol 33, No 3, pp 18-22, 1997. Download this publication! (Courtesy of Concrete Industry Board, New York, NY). 531 KB


Geological Sciences


  • Jana, D., and Walker, D., "The Impact of Carbon on Element Distribution during Core Formation", Columbia University, Geochim. et. Cosmochim Acta, Vol 61, No 13, pp. 2759-2763, Geochemical Society of America, 1997. Download this publication!
  • Jana, D., and Walker, D., "The Influence of Silicate Melt Composition on Distribution of Siderophile elements among Metal and Silicate Liquids", Columbia University, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol 150, pp. 463-472, 1997. Download Abstract 95KB.
  • Jana, D., and Walker, D., "The Influence of Sulfur on Partitioning of Siderophile Elements", Geochim et. Cosmochim. Acta., Columbia University, Geochemical Society of America, Vol 61, 1997. Download Abstract 99 KB.
  • Jana, D., and Walker, D., "The Influence of Silicate Melt Composition on Distribution of Siderophile elements among Metal and Silicate Liquids",  Columbia University, 7th Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract with Programs, Organized by the Geochemical Society of America, International Geochemical Conference, June 1997. Download Abstract 11 KB.
  • Jana, D. and Walker, D., "Geochemical consequences of core formation in the presence of some volatiles",  Columbia University, 7th Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract with Programs, Organized by the Geochemical Society of America, International Geochemical Conference, June 1997.
  • Jana, D. and Walker, D., "The Impact of Carbon on Element Distribution during Core Formation", Columbia University, Abstract , Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, 1996.
  • Jana, D., and Walker, D., "D(metal/silicate) depends strongly and complexly on S(sulfur)", Columbia University, 5th Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract with Programs, Organized by the Geochemical Society of America, Download, International Geochemical Conference, May 1995.
  • Jana, D., "Genesis of high-K refractory magma, Panay, Philippines", M.S. Thesis, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1993.
  • Jana, D., "Petrology and Geochemistry of Deccan Flood Basalts around Simrol and Chorel area", Central India, M.Sc. Thesis, University of Calcutta, 1990.
  • Jana, D., "Deccan Flood Basalts - Fossil plume head ?" Indian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol 106, 21-42 pp, 1990.


Publications in CMC Newsletters


  • Jana, D., Driveway and Pavement – Scaling, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Delamination of Concrete Slabs, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Frozen Concrete, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Water leakage in masonry, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Mortar Matching, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Stone Failure, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004.
  • Jana, D., De-bonding of ceramic tile, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Low Breaks – Why and How to Diagnose, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Floor Covering Failures, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Why Does Concrete Crack? Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Carbonation – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Cement and Concrete Burns Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004.
  • Jana, D., Masonry Efflorescence Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004.