Research staff

Civil Engineering - Research staff

Dr. Rukshan Azoor

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 228, 21 Alliance Lane (B70), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Multiphysics modelling in Civil Engineering, Underground corrosion, Infrastructure deterioration and sustainability

Dr. Victor Bunster

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room F4.38, Building F, Caulfield Campus

Research Interests:

Environmental Design, Life Cycle Analysis, Sustainable Construction, Industrialised Construction, Decision Support Systems, Mass Customisation, Personalisation, Design Computing

Dr. Yussi Palacios Delgado

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 202, 21 Alliance Lane, Clayton Campus

Dr. Ravin Deo

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 216, 21 Alliance Lane (B70), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Engineering geophysics, subsurface imaging.

Dr. Troyee Dutta

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Mohammed Faizal

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Harsha Fowdar

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G23, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Water Engineering and Urban Water Management.

Dr. Guoyang Fu

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G25, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Fracture mechanics; Failure analysis of deteriorated pipelines; Structural reliability; Discrete element methods

Dr. Wenchao Gao

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Ying Gao

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 115, 18 Alliance Lane (B36), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Soil moisture harmonization from multi-frequency satellite observations Passive microwave soil moisture retrieval Combined active and passive soil moisture retrieval Soil surface roughness characterization Optical sensing of vegetation

Dr. Javad Ghorbani

Research Assistant (Academic)
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Rebekah Henry

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 222, 22 Alliance Lane (B69), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Public health microbiology with a focus on water resources.

Dr. Hong Nam Hoang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 123, 22 Alliance Lane (B69), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

traffic planning, intelligent transport systems, operations research

Dr. Marilyn Johnson

Senior Research Fellow, ARC DECRA
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 123, 22 Alliance Lane (B69), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Cyclist safety, cyclist-driver interactions, road safety, Qualitative Social Research and Quantitative Social Research.

Dr. Dusan Jovanovic

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G123, 17 Alliance Lane (B37), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Hydrology, Hydraulics, Surface Water Quality, Urban Drainage Systems, Feacal Microorganisms and Pathogens, Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment, Novel Low-Cost Monitoring Technologies.

Mr. Bill Kilpatrick

Senior Research Officer
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 122, 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Risk Management Applicable to Bus Industry

Mr. Peter Kolotelo

Senior Research Officer
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 222, 69, Clayton Campus

Dr. Danqi Li

Assistant Lecturer in Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 154, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Geotechnical engineering with particular interests in performance of rock/cable bolts under axial and shear loading. Design and utilisation of laboratory pull-out tests. Constitutive model of load-displacement performance of rock/cable bolts.

Dr. Kai Liu

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 125, Building 69, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Dynamic fracturing behaviours of geomaterials under multi-axial loadings Digital rock physics: micro X-ray computed tomography High-speed Digital Image Correlation

Dr. Mayer Melhem

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 219, 21 Alliance Lane (B70), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Australian Bridge Engineering, Structural Reliability, Network Risk Asset Management

Dr. Steve O'Hern

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 107, 21 Alliance Lane (B70), Clayton

Dr. Emily Payne

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Living Laboratory, 17 Alliance Lane (B37), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Biofiltration, urban water management, green infrastructure, stormwater treatment, selection and use of plants for water treatment

Mr. Kwesi Sagoe-Crentsil

Nanocomm Hub - Operations Manager
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Robert Sargent

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 111, Building 36, Clayton Campus

Mr. Usman Sarwar

Project Manager & Solution Architect
Department of Civil Engineering

Ms. Christelle Schang

Research Officer
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 222, 22 Alliance Lane (B69), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Stormwater Treatment and Harvesting, Integrated Urban Water Management, Water Sensitive Urban Design

Dr. Ezzat Shamsaei

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Research Interests:

Construction materials, Nano-materials, Polymers.

Dr. Benjamin Shannon

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G24, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Water pipe, Geo-technical, Geo-environmental, Underground infrastructure and Civil Engineering.

Dr. Arooran Sounthararajah

ARC Hub Manager
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Khoa Tran

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 107, 18 Alliance Lane (B36), Clayton Campus

Dr. Cao Wang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Mr. Changlong Wang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Zhehan Weng

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. David Whittle

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Research Interests:

I am currently involved in critical minerals research, and cofounder of the Critical Minerals Consortium (www.criticalmineralsconsortium.com). Additionally, I consult to mining companies, in the field of strategic mine planning.

Mr. Thomas Winnell

Research Assistant (Professional)
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Xiaoling Wu

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 115, 18 Alliance Lane (B36), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Remote sensing of Environment Proximal sensing technology Smart farming GIS technology

Dr. Nan Ye

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 152, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Retrieval of soil moisture and snow properties from microwave and optical observations.

Dr. Ye Yuan

Research Officer
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G06, Building 60, Clayton Campus

Dr. Shaohua (Ella) Zhang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Sherry (Qianhui) Zhang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
71 Normanby Rd, Notting Hill VIC 3168, Australia