Academic staff

Civil Engineering - Academic staff

Professor Jeffrey Walker

Head of Department, Professor in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 115, 23 College Walk (B60), 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

Deputy Head of Department, Professor in Geomechanics Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 139, 23 College Walk (B60), 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.

Dr. Tom Hughes

Senior Lecturer, Oil and Gas Engineering,(Resources Engineering Program, Civil Engineering)
Department of Civil Engineering
23 College Walk Clayton, VIC 3800

Dr. Tanveer Adyel

Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 102, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Urban storm water management, Green infrastructure, Water Sensitive Urban Design, Water quality and Sponge city.

Dr. Sina Alaghmand

Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 102, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

SW-GW interactions and catchment-scale hydraulic and hydrological modelling and is interested in exploring impacts of human-induced activities on the hydrological cycle including flood forecasting and solute and water dynamics.

Dr. Kun An

Lecturer in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 123A, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Reliable transit network design with stochastic demand, logistic and supply chain design, robust sensor location, traffic operation and control.

A/Professor Stephan Arndt

Acting Head of Resources Engineering, Leader of Bachelor of Mining Engineering, Associate Professor of Practice in Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 154, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Rock Mechanics, Discrete Fracture Networks, Coupled Multi-Physics Simulation, Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation, 4D Geo mechanics, Cave Mining, Reservoir Geo mechanics, Fault Slip, Induced Seismicity, High Performance Computing in Geo mechanic, Large Open Pit Slope Stability, Numerical Methods, Automate Model Construction

A/Professor Yu (Barry) Bai

Director of International Affairs, Associate Professor in Structures Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 128, 23 College Walk (B60), 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 in Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 138, 23 College Walk (B60), 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).

Dr. Ha Bui

Leader of Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Senior Lecturer in Geomechanics Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 126, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Advanced computational techniques to solve future challenges in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering.

Dr. Colin Caprani

Director of Teaching, Senior Lecturer in Structures Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 124, 23 College Walk (B60), 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 modeling, extreme value prediction.

A/Professor Victor Chang

Leader of Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 109, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Interdependence between human and environment during the urbanization with a focus on (a) Built Environment-Human Nexus: urban air quality and built environment.

Ms. Pippa Connolly

Senior Lecturer of Practice in Structural Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 124, 2322 Alliance Lane (B69), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Civil and Structural Engineering.

Professor Graham Currie

Director of Monash Infrastructure, Chair of Public Transport, Professor in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 113, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Public Transport, Travel Behavior, Transport Policy.

Dr. Edoardo Daly

Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
23 College Walk (B60), Clayton, 3800 VIC, Australia

Research Interests:

Stochastic soil-moisture dynamics and water balance, Soil-atmosphere interaction, Eco-hydrology, Groundwater-dependent ecosystems

Dr. Roger Dargaville

Leader of Bachelor of Renewable Energy, Senior Lecturer in Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 145, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Renewable energy

Dr. Alexa Delbosc

ARC DECRA Fellow, Senior Lecturer in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 101A, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Travel behaviour of young adults, transport and the life course, public transport, social impacts of new transport technologies

Professor Wenhui Duan

Director of Research, Director of ARC Nanocomm Hub, Professor in Structures Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 133, 23 College Walk (B60), 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. Yihai Fang

Lecturer in Construction and Management
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 153, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Building Information Modeling, Real-time Sensing and Visualization, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in Built Environment, and Construction Safety and Human Factors.

Dr. Asadul Haque

Leader of Online Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management Program, Senior Lecturer in Geomechanics
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 141, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Non-destructive Characterization of Geo-materials, X-Ray CT Imaging, Foundation Engineering, Carbon Sequestration, Chemical Improvement of Soft Soils and Railway Geotechnics.

Dr. Amin Heidarpour

Head of Structures Engineering, Senior Lecturer in Structures Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 125, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Structural and computational mechanics, with specific application to steel, concrete and composite structures subjected to extreme actions

Dr. Meead Saberi Kalaee

Lecturer in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 101, 23 College Walk (B60), 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

Dr. Inhi Kim

Lecturer in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 122, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Traffic safety, Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Travel Demand and Behavior Modelling, Complex Networks in Transportation. Transport planning, strategic planning, traffic signal operation, logistics, public transportation planning.

Ms. Victoria Lamb

Senior Lecturer of Practice in Environmental Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering

Professor Julia Lamborn

Associate Dean Education, Professor in Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 215, 14 Alliance Lane (B72), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Waste management, Landfills, Environmental Impact Assessment, Engineering heritage and Engineering Education.

Dr. Anna Lintern

Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
G23, 23 College Walk (Building 60) Clayton, Vic, 3800

Dr. Ye Lu

Lecturer in Structures Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 129, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Structural health monitoring, Sensor networks and technology, Wave propagation in solids and Advanced signal processing and data fusion.

A/Professor David McCarthy

Head of Water Engineering, Associate Professor in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 120, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Urban stormwater management, pathogens, the urban environment, uncertainty in water system modelling

Lecturer Robert Moehler

Lecturer in Project Management
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 152, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Project Management, project and innovation management, Management of Innovation, Engineering design, Sustainability, Knowledge Management, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Institutional Theory.

Dr. Phu Nguyen

Lecturer in Structures Engineering, ARC DECRA Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 137, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Numerical methods (extended finite elements, mesh free particle methods, iso-geometric analysis), Fracture mechanics, Computational mechanics, Large deformation problems and Multi scale modelling of quasi-brittle materials (concretes, composites, rocks etc.).

Professor Marc Parlange

Provost & Senior Vice President, Professor in Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 111, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Hydrology Environmental, Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

Professor Ranjith Pathegama Gamage

Head of Geomechanics Engineering, Professor in Geomechanics
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 140, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Carbon dioxide sequestration in sedimentary basins, modeling of multi-phase flow through rocks, gas outbursts and groundwater inundation in mines and tunnels, rock fracture mechanism and tunneling in soft and hard ground. He is actively involved in experimental and numerical modeling and research in Rock Mechanics.

A/Professor Valentijn Pauwels

ARC Future Fellow, Associate Professor in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 123, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Model data fusion, Hydrology, Optimization

Professor Geoffrey Rose

Head of Transport Engineering, Director of ITS (Monash), Leader of Online Master of Transport and Traffic, Professor in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 104, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Sustainable Transport, Travel Behaviour, Weather, Climate Change, Active Transport.

Dr. Christoph Rudiger

Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 119, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Monitoring and predicting natural extremes, in particular water-related. This spans from monitoring soil moisture and drought conditions, to vegetation fuel loads for fire predictions, as well as ice sheet changes over Antarctica. The tools he is using are primarily satellites.

A/Professor Bre Anne Sainsbury

Associate Professor of Practice in Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 148, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Mining, caving, anistropic rock masses , subsidence and slope stability.

Dr. Elizabeth Sironic

Senior Lecturer in Structures Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 107, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Dr. Christian Urich

Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 121, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Professor Hai Vu

Director of Research Training, Professor in Transport Engineering, ARC Future Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 140, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Intelligent transport systems: traffic monitoring, control and management, smart use of information, connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

Dr. Brandon Winfrey

Lecturer, Water Engineering-Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
G22, 23 College Walk (Bldg. 60) Clayton, VIC 3800

Research Interests:

Ecological engineering, Water sensitive urban design, Integrated urban water management, Urban ecology, Plant ecology, Storm water Biofiltration, Storm water Treatment and Harvesting, Ecosystem services, Functional ecology, Mine water pollution and Mine drainage treatment.

Dr. Mohan Yellishetty

Senior Lecturer in Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 147, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Mine rehabilitation and closure, Sustainable mineral resources and industrial ecology and Resources and environmental geotechnical engineering

Dr. Chunshun (Ivan) Zhang

Lecturer in Geomechanics Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 155, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus.

Dr. Qianbing Zhang

Lecturer in Geomechanics Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 149, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Rock Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Tunneling, Engineering Geology and Experimental Mechanics.

Professor Jian Zhao

Leader of Suzhou Masters Programs, Professor in Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 146, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Rock Mechanics,Tunneling,Underground Space-mining and Engineering.

Professor Xiao Zhao

Chair of Civil Engineering, Professor in Structures Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 118, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Steel Structures, FRP Strengthening.