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. Tanveer Adyel

Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G09, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus, Australia/ SEU-Monash JGS, Room 8204, 377 Linquan St, Suzhou SIP, Jiangsu, China

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
Clayton Campus: Room G07, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia / Suzhou Campus: Room 8306, SEU-Monash JGS Building, Suzhou, China

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

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

Research Interests:

Sharing Mobility (carsharing, ride-sharing, customized bus), Driverless taxis, Reliable transit network design, logistics and supply chain design, facility location problem, traffic operation and control.

Dr. Mehrdad Arashpour

Leader of Infrastructure Engineering & Management, Senior Lecturer in Construction Engineering and Management
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 151, 23 College Walk (Building 60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Off-site Construction, Prefabricated Structures, Automation & Robotics, Combinatorial Optimisation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Project Management, Sustainability, Product Life-cycle (PLM), 3D Printing,Cold Formed Steel, Supply Chain, Operation Research, Process Simulation, Modular & Panelised Buildings, Design for Manufacture & Assembly

A/Professor Stephan Arndt

Head of Resources 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

Professor Yu (Barry) Bai

Director of International Affairs, Professor in Structural 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 and in mining applications (heap leach pads, tailing dams, etc.). Earth reinforced structures Ground Improvement (soil mixing, dynamic compaction, stone columns). Geosynthetics reinforced piled embankments

Dr. Ha Bui

Head of Geomechanics Engineering, 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 Structural 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
Room 127, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton, 3800 VIC, Australia

Research Interests:

Eco-hydrology, stochastic soil-moisture dynamics and water balance, soil-atmosphere interaction, groundwater-dependent ecosystems, smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)

Dr. Roger Dargaville

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 ARC Nanocomm Hub, Director of Research, Professor in Structural 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 Engineering 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 Construction and Built Environments, Construction Safety and Human Factors.

Dr. Asadul Haque

Leader of Online Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management Program, Senior Lecturer in Geomechanics Engineering
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 Structural Engineering, Senior Lecturer in Structural 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

Professor Serge Hoogendoorn

Professor in Traffic and Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
101, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Traffic Flow Theory, Cooperative and Coordinated Traffic Management, Active Traffic and Transport Modelling and Management, Multimodal Future Transport Systems, and Transport Resilience.

Dr. Tom Hughes

Senior Lecturer, Oil and Gas Engineering, Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 150, 23 College Walk (B60) Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Thermophysical property measurements including vapour-liquid equilibrium, solid-liquid equilibrium, heat capacity, density, viscosity, thermal conductivity and surface tension, Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, Semi-clathrate and natural gas hydrates, LNG processing, Environmentally-friendly refrigerants, EOS, Waste heat utilisation

Professor Michael Kennedy

Monash ITS Leader of Industry Programs and Partnerships, OAM, Professor of Practice in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 121, 22 Alliance Lane (B69), Clayton Campus

Dr. Inhi Kim

Lecturer in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 122, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus, Australia; Office 7301, No 377 Linquan Street, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

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 in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G23, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Enhancing our understanding of how contaminants and pollutants move through our catchment. This will increase our ability to design the most effective mitigation strategies for waterway pollution; and thereby protect water sources for both environmental benefits and for human usage.

Dr. Ye Lu

Senior Lecturer in Structural 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.

Dr. Hossein Masoumi

Senior Lecturer in Resources Engineering, Leader of Bachelor of Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 155, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Rock mechanics with particular interest in size/scale and shape effects on intact rock, Constitutive modelling of intact rock exhibiting size/scale dependent behaviour under uniaxial and triaxial conditions, Cable bolt characterisation and modelling, Shaly-Sandstone micro-scale characterisation, Non-persistent jointed rocks characterisation

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 Construction Engineering and 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

ARC DECRA Fellow, Lecturer in Structural Engineering
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 (phase-field fracture, cohesive zone models, damage 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 Environmental 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

Professor in Geomechanics Engineering
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.

Dr. Elizabeth Sironic

Senior Lecturer in Structural 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

Research Interests:

decision support and benchmarking tools for a city’s integrated urban water system; adaptive policy planning; water sensitive cities; complex systems; immersive visualisation

Professor Hai Vu

ARC Future Fellow, Director of Research Training, Professor in Transport Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 103, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

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

Dr. Stuart Walsh

Senior Lecturer in Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 150, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Dr. Brandon Winfrey

Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G22, 23 College Walk (B60) Clayton Campus

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. Xu Yang

Lecturer in Geomechanics Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G06, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia / Suzhou Campus: Room 8304, SEU-Monash JGS Building, Suzhou, China

Research Interests:

Automatic Pavement Repair and Maintenance; Sustainable pavement materials; Multi-scale modeling and numerical simulation; Climate effect on pavement performance; Building Information Modelling for Transportation Infrastructures

A/Professor Mohan Yellishetty

Associate Professor 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
Clayton Campus: Room G08, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia / Suzhou Campus: Room 8202, SEU-Monash JGS Building, Suzhou, China

Research Interests:

Chunshun (Ivan) Zhang's research interests include geomechanics on grain crushing of engineering materials, and infrastructure on mechanical analysis of water mains.

Dr. Qianbing Zhang

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

Research Interests:

Geotechnical Engineering, Tunneling, Engineering Geology, Impact Engineering, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), and Experimental Mechanics.

Professor Jian Zhao

Vice President 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 Structural Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 118, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Steel Structures, FRP Strengthening.

Dr. Nan Zheng

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

Research Interests:

Traffic and transport systems design.