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  • Professor Jeffrey Walker

    Professor Jeffrey Walker

    Head of Department
    Jeff.Walker@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 59681
    Homepage:
    http://users.monash.edu.au/~jpwalker
    Office:
    Room 117, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    A combination of i) environmental sensing, ii) earth system modelling, and iii) optimal convergence of model predictions with observations through data assimilation.
  • Professor Jayantha Kodikara

    Professor Jayantha Kodikara

    Deputy Head of Department (Geomechanics Engineering)
    Jayantha.Kodikara@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54963
    Homepage:
    http://users.monash.edu.au/~kodikara/
    Office:
    Room 139, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Unsaturated flow and material behaviour of compacted soils, reactive soils and pavement materials, Shrinkage, creep and unsaturated flow behaviour of cemented materials, Desiccation cracking of soils and cemented materials, Soil-atmosphere/infracture interaction and climate change effects, On-shore and off-shore pipelines, Stabilisation of soils and crushed rocks with cementitious and polymeric additives, Landfill cover and liner design, Prediction of pavement deterioration due to traffic and environmental loadings, Active lateral loading of piles in soft soils and jointed rocks, Passive lateral loading (loading due to ground movement) of piles in soft soils and jointed rocks, Shear Behaviour of rough joints and interfaces, Side shear resistance development of piles in rock and soils, Behaviour of tapered piles in soils and rock, Smart monitoring using fibre optics, Numerical modelling using finite element, finite difference, smoothed particle hydrodynamics and particle flow methods
  • Dr Kun An

    Dr Kun An

    Lecturer (Transport Engineering)
    Kun.An@monash.edu
    Office:
    Room 123A, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    reliable transit network design with stochastic demand;, logistic and supply chain design;, robust sensor location;, traffic operation and control.
  • Assoc Professor Stephan Arndt

    Assoc Professor Stephan Arndt

    Associate Professor (Resources Engineering)
    Stephan.Arndt@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54981
    Office:
    Room 154, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Rock Mechanics, Discrete Fracture Networks, Coupled Multi-Physics Simulation, Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation, 4D Geomechanics, Cave Mining, Reservoir Geomechanics, Fault Slip, Induced Seismicity, High Performance Computing in Geomechanics, Large Open Pit Slope Stability, Numerical Methods, Automate Model Construction, Risk Quantification and Uncertainty, Coupled Simulation Workflows, Machine Learning
  • Assoc Professor Yu Bai

    Assoc Professor Yu Bai

    Director of International Affairs (Structures Engineering)
    Yu.Bai@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54987
    Office:
    Room 128, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Structural adhesives and adhesively-bonded structures, Material and structural responses under critical load conditions, Composite structures, Fiber-reinforced materials and structures
  • Professor Abdelmalek Bouazza

    Professor Abdelmalek Bouazza

    (Geomechanics Engineering)
    Malek.Bouazza@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54956
    Office:
    Room 138, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Landfill design, Unsaturated behaviour of geomaterials., Contaminant transport through soils and geosynthetics., Geosynthetics in landfills, Geosynthetics in mining applications (heap leach pads, tailing dams, etc.)., Earth reinforced structures, Ground Improvement (Shallow and deep soil mixing, dynamic compaction, stone columns,rigid inclusions)., Biological applications to Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental engineering., Geotechnical properties of soft soils., Energy Geotechnology (Borehole heat exchangers, geothermal geostructures, CO2 sequestration)., Gas advective and diffusive flow in saturated and unsaturated porous media, Thermo-hydro-mechanical/chemical behaviour of porous media.
  • Dr Ha Hong Bui

    Dr Ha Hong Bui

    Senior Lecturer (Geomechanics Engineering)
    Ha.Bui@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 52599
    Homepage:
    https://sites.google.com/site/hhbuiinfo/
    Office:
    Room 126, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Computational mechanics, constitutive modelling of geomaterials, large deformation and failure predictions, soil cracking modelling, fracture and damage, slope stability and landslide, multiphase flow in porous media, soil-structure interactions, mesh-free approaches for computational geomechanics, granular flows, lunar soil mechanics, free-surface fluid flows, two-phase flow modelling.
  • Dr Colin Caprani

    Dr Colin Caprani

    Senior Lecturer (Structures Engineering)
    Colin.Caprani@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 24610
    Homepage:
    http://www.colincaprani.com
    Office:
    Room 124, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    highway bridge traffic loading; structural safety and reliability; structural dynamics; human-induced vibration; human-structure interaction; vehicle-bridge interaction; structural health monitoring; weigh-in-motion; footbridge vibration; random vibration; traffic modelling for bridges; probabilistic modelling; extreme value prediction; intelligent transport; vehicle to infrastructure communications.
  • Professor Graham Currie

    Professor Graham Currie

    Chair of Public Transport (Transport Engineering)
    Graham.Currie@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 55574
    Office:
    Room 102, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Public Transport, Travel Behaviour, Transport Policy
  • Dr Edoardo Daly

    Dr Edoardo Daly

    Senior Lecturer (Water Engineering)
    Edoardo.Daly@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54979
    Homepage:
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edoardo_Daly
    Office:
    Room 127, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Stochastic soil-moisture dynamics and water balance, Soil-atmosphere interaction, Eco-hydrology, Groundwater-dependent ecosystems
  • Dr Alexa Delbosc

    Dr Alexa Delbosc

    ARC DECRA Fellow, Senior Lecturer (Transport Engineering)
    Alexa.Delbosc@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 55568
    Homepage:
    http://users.monash.edu.au/~delbosc/
    Office:
    Room 101A, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Travel behaviour of young adults, transport and the life course, public transport, social impacts of new transport technologies
  • Professor Ana Deletic

    Professor Ana Deletic

    Associate Dean Research and Director of Monash Infrastructure (Water Engineering)
    Ana.Deletic@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 52940
    Homepage:
    http://www.watersensitivecities.org.au/
    Office:
    Room 113, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Water Sensitive Urban Design, Stormwater treatment and control, Integrated Urban Water Management, Water re-use (recycling)
  • Professor Wenhui Duan

    Professor Wenhui Duan

    ARC Future Fellow, Director of Research (Structures Engineering)
    Wenhui.Duan@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54958
    Homepage:
    http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=mf-dh4gAAAAJ
    Office:
    Room 133, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Nano-materials and nano-mechanics, graphene reinforced epoxy/cement/concrete composites;, carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy/cement/concrete composites;, high strain rate effect;
  • Dr Asadul Haque

    Dr Asadul Haque

    Senior Lecturer (Geomechanics Engineering)
    Asadul.Haque@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54974
    Homepage:
    http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/civil/research/centres/geomechanics/xmfig.html
    Office:
    Room 141, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Soil improvement, X-Ray Computed Tomography, Soil carbon sequestration, Railway track geotechnology, Laterally loaded piles in jointed rocks, CO2 sequestration
  • Dr Amin Heidarpour Esfarjani

    Dr Amin Heidarpour Esfarjani

    Senior Lecturer, Head of Structures Engineering
    Amin.Heidarpour@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 9902 4435
    Homepage:
    http://users.monash.edu.au/~aminh
    Office:
    Room 125, 60, Clayton Campus
  • Dr Laura-Lee Innes

    Dr Laura-Lee Innes

    Senior Lecturer of Practice (Environmental Engineering)
    Laura-Lee.Innes@monash.edu
    Office:
    Room 144, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Waste and Contaminated Soil Management including:, contaminant management in waste and contaminated soil, waste treatment technologies, energy from waste, land application of waste, environmental impacts from waste and contaminated soil management and, radioactive waste management and storage
  • Dr Inhi Kim

    Dr Inhi Kim

    Lecturer (Transport Engineering)
    Inhi.Kim@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54240
    Office:
    Room 122, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Traffic safety, Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Travel Demand and Behaviour Modelling, Complex Networks in Transportation. Transport planning, strategic planning, traffic signal operation, logistics, public transportation planning.
  • Professor Julia Lamborn

    Professor Julia Lamborn

    Director of Teaching, Associate Dean Education
    Julia.Lamborn@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 50043
    Office:
    Room 215, 72, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Landfill degradation behaviour, Landfill engineering, Waste management, Engineering Education and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Ms Victoria Lamb

    Ms Victoria Lamb

    Senior Lecturer (Environmental Engineering)
    Victoria.Lamb@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 413 111 145
  • Dr Ye Lu

    Dr Ye Lu

    Lecturer (Structures Engineering)
    Ye.Lu@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54995
    Office:
    Room 129, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Structural health monitoring, Sensor networks and technology, Wave propagation in solids, Advanced signal processing and data fusion
  • Assoc Professor David McCarthy

    Assoc Professor David McCarthy

    ARC DECRA Fellow, Head of Water Engineering
    David.McCarthy@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 55068
    Homepage:
    http://users.monash.edu.au/~dmacca
    Office:
    Room 120, 60, Clayton Campus
  • Dr Phu Nguyen

    Dr Phu Nguyen

    ARC DECRA Fellow, Lecturer (Structures Engineering)
    Phu.Nguyen@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 55989
    Homepage:
    http://nvinhphu.wix.com/mysite
    Office:
    Room 137, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Numerical methods (extended finite elements, meshfree particle methods, isogeometric analysis), Fracture mechanics, Computational mechanics, Large deformation problems, Multiscale modelling of quasi-brittle materials (concretes, composites, rocks etc.)
  • Assoc Professor Bing-Jie Ni

    Assoc Professor Bing-Jie Ni

    Future Fellow (Environmental Engineering)
    Bing-Jie.Ni@monash.edu
    Office:
    Room 132, 60, Clayton Campus
  • Professor Ranjith Pathegama Gamage

    Professor Ranjith Pathegama Gamage

    Head of Geomechanics Engineering
    Ranjith.Pathegama.Gamage@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54982
    Homepage:
    http://www.3gdeep.com
    Office:
    Room 140, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Shale Gas: Stimulation methodologies for enhancement of recoveries, Stability of wellbore analysis, Characterization of weathered rocks, Tunneling in soft and hard ground, Slope Stability of large deep, open cut mines, Underground longwall mining, Enhanced coal bed methane recovery, ECBM, Hydro-fracturing and other simulation methods for depleted and tight reservoirs, Two-phase and multiphase flow in fractured rock media, Coupled Hydro-mechanical behaviour of fractured and porous rocks, Gas outbursts and groundwater inundation in mines, Research into Geosequestration of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), including geomechanical behaviour due to the stored supercritical CO2, Formation and swelling behaviour of rock media, Migration of CO2 due to change in insitu stresses., Activation of faults due to the injection of high fluid pressures, Rock physics under high pressure conditions, Contaminant transport through rock, Storage of chemical/nuclear waste in underground caverns, Deep Geothermal works
  • Assoc Professor Valentijn Pauwels

    Assoc Professor Valentijn Pauwels

    ARC Future Fellow (Water Engineering)
    Valentijn.Pauwels@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 9905 5332
    Office:
    Room 123, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Modeling of land-surface processes, Hydrologic model development, Data assimilation, Model parameter estimation, Hydraulic ground water theory, Measurement of hydrologic variables across different scales
  • Professor Geoffrey Rose

    Professor Geoffrey Rose

    Director of ITS (Monash), Head of Transport Engineering
    Geoff.Rose@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54959
    Office:
    Room 104, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Walking and cycling including mobility scooters and electric bicycles, Travel Demand Management (TDM): development of TDM initiatives as well as appraisal and evaluation of initiatives , Public Transport: Mobility on Demand, Railway Level Crossings, Station Access Modal Options, Disability access, Intelligent Transport Systems: Autonomous vehicles
  • Dr Christoph Rudiger

    Dr Christoph Rudiger

    Senior Lecturer (Water Engineering)
    Chris.Rudiger@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54985
    Homepage:
    http://users.monash.edu.au/~crudiger/
    Office:
    Room 119, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Observation and prediction of environmental extremes
  • Dr Meead Saberi Kalaee

    Dr Meead Saberi Kalaee

    Lecturer (Transport Engineering)
    Meead.Saberi@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 50236
    Homepage:
    http://monash.edu/research/city-science/
    Office:
    Room 101, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Network Modeling, Travel Demand Modeling, Travel Behavior Modeling, Complex Systems in Transportation, Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems
  • Assoc Professor Bre-Anne Sainsbury

    Assoc Professor Bre-Anne Sainsbury

    Director of Resources Engineering
    Bre-Anne.Sainsbury@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 9905 4386
    Office:
    Room 148, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Resources engineering
  • Professor Frieder Seible

    Professor Frieder Seible

    Dean of Engineering, Academic Vice- President (Industry Engagement)
    Frieder.Seible@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 53419
    Office:
    Room 126, 82, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    From a structural engineering perspective, natural and man-made hazards, e.g. earthquakes and bomb blasts, have many commonalities; most important are the unknown force and deformation demands on our built environment which often lead to local structural damage, and in the absence of redundancy, progressive structural collapse. Research has shown that seismic design and retrofit concepts, e.g. confinement in columns, can go a long way to also harden structures against air blast loadings, and that redundancy in a structural system can prevent progressive structural collapse for either load case. Thus, modern structural design needs to incorporate a multi-hazard risk assessment and hazard mitigation strategy based on a comprehensive performance assessment of the entire structural system’s response to all critical loads. To accomplish this, validated models and simulations of the performance of complex systems need to be developed. Validation of these simulation tools, in turn, requires large or full-scale structural testing that is representative of actual damage patterns and failure modes, as well as realistic loading patterns and rates. Issues of validated simulations in the hazard reduction of structures under natural and man-made hazards will be discussed.
  • Dr Elizabeth Sironic

    Dr Elizabeth Sironic

    Senior Lecturer (Structures Engineering)
    Lizi.Sironic@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 59471
    Office:
    Room 107, 60, Clayton Campus
  • Dr Christian Urich

    Dr Christian Urich

    Lecturer (Water Engineering)
    Christian.Urich@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 51562
    Office:
    Room 121, 60, Clayton Campus
  • Professor Le Hai Vu

    Professor Le Hai Vu

    ARC Future Fellow, Director of Research Training (Transport Engineering)
    Hai.Vu@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 9905 9696
    Homepage:
    https://sites.google.com/site/profhailvu/home
    Office:
    Room 103, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Intelligent transport systems: traffic monitoring, control and management, smart use of information, connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs);, Modelling and design of complex networks: traffic theory, travel demand and behaviour modelling, stochastic optimisation;, Others: IoT, data analytics and visualisation for transportation applications.
  • Dr Mohan Yellishetty

    Dr Mohan Yellishetty

    Senior Lecturer (Resources Engineering)
    Mohan.Yellishetty@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 27143
    Office:
    Room 147, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    He has been recognized as one of the leading experts in the area of ‘sustainable mineral resources’. His discipline research focuses around the following areas: , Mine rehabilitation and closure, Sustainability frameworks/tools and their application mining industry. Industrial ecology, life cycle thinking, substance flow and material flow analysis , Resources and environmental geotechnical engineering
  • Dr Qianbing Zhang

    Dr Qianbing Zhang

    Lecturer (Resource Engineering)
    Qianbing.Zhang@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 9905 4385
    Homepage:
    http://www.geoextremes.com/
    Office:
    Room 149, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Mechanical behavior of rock at high strain rate using split Hopkinson bar; Mechanical behavior of rock at high pressure using plate impact facility; Field monitoring, numerical simulations and geomechanical model tests of underground caverns; Scientific drilling and modeling of earthquake; Induced seismicity in deep earth energy and resources extraction; Development of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) method
  • Professor Jian Zhao

    Professor Jian Zhao

    (Resources Engineering)
    Jian.Zhao@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 56879
    Office:
    Room 146, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Rock Mechanics, Rock Dynamics, Underground Construction, Geophysics, Mining engineering, Geothermal energy
  • Professor Xiao Zhao

    Professor Xiao Zhao

    Chair of Civil Engineering (Structures Engineering)
    Zhao.Xiao.Ling@monash.edu
    Phone:
    +61 3 990 54972
    Office:
    Room 118, 60, Clayton Campus
    Research Interests:
    Tubular Structures, Thin-Walled Structures, FRP Strengthening of Structures, FRP Construction