Research staff

Civil Engineering - Research staff

Dr. Mizan Ahmed

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

Research Interests:

Computational Mechanics, Steel and steel-concrete composite structures, Construction materials and equipment, Ultra high-strength steel, Disaster resilience, Earthquake engineering

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

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. 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 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.

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. Laura McCarthy

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room BG06-14, Building 79P, Clayton Campus

Dr. Mayer Melhem

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

Research Interests:

Australian Bridge Engineering, Structural Reliability Methods, Network Risk Management

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
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:

Construction materials, Nano-materials, Polymers, Cement and concrete, Membrane technologies,Gas separation, Water and waste water treatment.

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. Angela Solarte Castaneda

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

Research Interests:

Fire Safety, Material Flammability, Fire Behaviour, Cross Laminated Timber, Laminated Bamboo, Industrialisation, Prefabrication, Modular Construction, Project Management

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

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.

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. Ye Yuan

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

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.

Dr. Shaohua Zhang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Ms. Sherry Zhang

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Clayton Campus.