Research staff

Civil Engineering - Research staff

Dr. Fatemeh Azhari

Research Assistant (Academic)
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 221, 21 Alliance Lane (B70), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Steel and Concrete structures subjected to fire, Cooling phase of a fire, Finite element analysis, Composite structures, Mesh-free methods, Shape Memory Alloys.

Dr. Peter Bach

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

Research Interests:

Integrated Modelling of urban water systems, planning-support systems, participatory modelling, stakeholder engagement, gamification and serious gaming, transitions modelling, urban planning, green infrastructure, water sensitive urban design, urban microclimate, thermal imaging, urban development

Dr. Ravin Deo

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

Research Interests:

Engineering geophysics, subsurface imaging.

Mr. Nicholas Fournier

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 122, 22 Alliance Lane (B69), Clayton Campus

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. 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. Stefania Grimaldi

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

Research Interests:

Land and Water Management.

Dr. Adrien Guyot

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 231, 21 Alliance Lane, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Environmental sensing, Micro-meteorology, Water Resources, Wildfires

Dr. Chaoxun Hang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 111, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Environmental fluid dynamics, atmospheric turbulence, computational fluid dynamics, soil moisture dynamics, land-atmosphere interactions, fog

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. Nam Hoang

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

Research Interests:

traffic assignment, intelligent transport systems, operations research

Dr. Sajjad Hosseini

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G06, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Analysis, Applied Mathematics and Civil Engineering.

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 Assistant (Academic)
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. Peter Kolotelo

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

Dr. Asghar Korayem

Research Fellow, ARC DECRA
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G07, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry and Civil Engineering.

Dr. Nhu Nguyen

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 112, 18 Alliance Lane (B36), Clayton Campus

Dr. Steve O'Hern

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

Dr. Emily Payne

Research Fellow (Maternity Leave)
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

Dr. Ezzat Shamsaei

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Research Interests:

Nano-materials, Membranes and catalysts, Separation and fuel cells and Green chemical technology.

Dr. Benjamin Shannon

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

Research Interests:

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

Dr. Ash Wright

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 156, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

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. Kefeng Zhang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 153, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Storm Water Management, Green Technologies and Urban Water Modelling.

Mr. Liujun Zhu

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 156, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

• High spatial resolution soil moisture retrieval from microwave remote sensing; • Calibration and validation of airborne radar system; • Machine learning and its application in remote sensing including image classification, change detection and soil moisture retrieval.