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Scott Jones

Mechanical Engineer

Dr. Scott Z. Jones is a mechanical engineer in the Inorganic Materials Group of the Materials and Structural Systems Division (MSSD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. Jones received his Bachelor of Science degree (2009) and a Ph.D. (2016) from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  His dissertation focused on predicting the service life of reinforced concrete structures repaired with polymeric crack-filling materials.

Dr. Jones arrived at NIST through the NIST-America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) fellowship program in 2011.  He was a Pathways student intern at NIST from 2014 to 2016 where his research focused on modeling the transport of chlorine into cracked concrete structures.  Dr. Jones’ current research focuses on additive manufacturing techniques for concrete construction applications.  He is the project leader of the Additive Manufacturing with Cement-based project, chair of ACI 564 3-D Printing with Cementitious Materials, and director of the Metrology of Additive Construction by Extrusion (MACE) consortium.


3D printing using concrete extrusion: a roadmap for research

Scott Z. Jones, Richard Buswell, Wilson Leal de Silva, Justin Dirrenberger
Large-scale additive manufacturing processes for construction utilise computer controlled placement of extruded cement-based mortar to create physical objects
Created October 1, 2019