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Our research group focuses on fundamental understanding of the relation between macroscopic physical properties of materials and their structure at the nano- and meso-scales. We achieve this by constructing realistic structures of materials at different length scales that are consistent with experimental textural results acquired by nuclear magnetic resonance, small angle elastic and inelastic scattering. We employ tools of statistical physics and engineering mechanics to study physical properties (heat, mass and momentum transfer) in the simulated structure. This approach allows us to tackle problems at the intersection of civil, mechanics and materials engineering by optimizing composition-structure-property correlation.