School of Civil Engineering

Please see below for current and past RHD student news:

2016-11-02

New Civil RHD students who are commencing in Research Quarter 4, 2016

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 4, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Research Group

Ryan BEECROFT

PhD

Dr Remo Cossu

Coastal

Juan CUEVAS

PhD

Dr Cristian Maluk

Fire Safety

Matthias FALZON

MPhil

Prof Marc Ruest

Geotechnical

Jiawei LI

PhD

Prof Ling Li

Environmental

Thomas ROPER

PhD

Prof Marc Ruest

Geotechnical

Mehdi TAGHAVI

PhD

Prof Carlo Prato

Transport

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 3, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in Research Quarter 3, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Adrian KHO

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Bulking and Subsequent Self-Weight and Saturation Settlements, and Geotechnical Stability of High Coal Mine Spoil Piles

David LACEY

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Assessment of some engineering properties and testing methods of residual soil and highly weathered rock materials in QLD, Australia

Quang LE

MPhil

Dr Vinh Dao

A study of temperature gradient effects on mechanical properties of concrete at elevated temperatures

Mohammad MOHAMMAD KHANI

PhD

Prof. Marc Ruest

Application of Rock Engineering Systems to Block Caving

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 3, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in Research Quarter 3, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Wayne MULLER

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Characterising moisture within unbound granular pavements using multi-offset Ground Penetrating Radar

Thomas RIDGWAY

MPhil

Prof. David Williams

Alumina Refinery Inputs and Processes Affecting Sedimentation, Consolidation and Desiccation of Seawater Neutralised Bauxite Residue

 

2016-09-09

New Civil RHD students who are commencing in Research Quarter 3, 2016

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 3, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Research Group

Heidy CRUZ

PhD

Dr Ilje Pikaar

Environmental

Hamed FAROQI

PhD

Dr Seyed Mesbah Namini

Transport

Ali GOHARI

PhD

Prof Carlo Prato

Transport

Mateo GUTIERREZ GONZALEZ

PhD

Dr Cristian Maluk Zedan

Fire

Shriful ISLAM

PhD

Prof David Williams

Geotechnical

Ezgi KAYA

PhD

Dr Nangallage Fernando

Structures

Sasikrishna KOLLUKODURU

PhD

Dr Dorival Pedroso

Structures (BOEING)

Quang LE

PhD

Dr Vinh Dao

Structures

Yun LIU

PhD

Dr Denys Villa Gomez

Environmental

Andrea LUCHERINI

PhD

Dr Cristian Maluk Zedan

Fire

Chun Yong MOON

PhD

Dr Jiwon Kim

Transport

Ian POPE

MPhil

Prof Jose Torero Cullen

Fire

Nuryanto SLAMET

PhD

Prof Hubert Chanson

Hydraulic

Adeline TEO

PhD

Prof Jose Torero Cullen

Fire

Derek TRUSLER

MPhil

Prof Philip Charles

Transport

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 2, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in Research Quarter 2, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Theo MOURA

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Infragravity wave forcing in the surf and swash zone

Mehdi REZAPOUR

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

A new methodology for classification of tropical cyclones: the importance of rainfall

Tomoko SHIMAMOTO

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Beach recovery and studies in accretive sediment transport

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 2, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in Research Quarter 2, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Xuan Quang LE

MPhil

Dr Vinh Dao

A study of temperature gradient effects on mechanical properties of concrete at elevated temperature

3MT Civil Final

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the 3MT Civil Final on Thursday 14th July:

 

Mohammad AMINPOUR – Winner

Maziar GHOLAMI KORZANI – Runner Up and People’s Choice

Danielle LESTER – finalist

S. M. Sohel MAHMUD – finalist

2016-04-21

New Civil RHD students who are commencing in Research Quarter 2, 2016

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 2, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Research Group

Saad BINHOWIMAL

PhD

Dr Vinh Dao

Structures

Jaro HOKKANEN

PhD

Dr Dorival Pedroso

Structures

Ting-Uei (Jeff) LEE

MPhil

Dr Joe Gattas

Structures

Li MIN

PhD

Dr Dilum Fernando

Structures

Diane MATHER

MPhil

Dr Jurij Karlovšek

Geotechnical

Partha MISHRA

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Geotechnical

Thi Minh Thuy NGUYEN

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Environmental

Quan SHI

PhD

Dr Joe Gattas

Structures

Diana SORIGUER

MPhil

Prof. José Torero

Fire

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 1, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in Research Quarter 1, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Deborah GALE

PhD

Dr Alistair Grinham

Diatoms as indicators of ecological change in freshwater reservoirs of South East Queensland

Moritz SCHWING

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Mechanical, hydraulic, and dielectric characterisation of fine-grained soils during densification.

Hamid Reza SAFI

PhD

Dr Mahmoud Mesbah

A Comprehensive Methodology for Performing Travel Surveys using Smartphones

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 1, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in Research Quarter 1, 2016:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Xuan Quang LE

MPhil

Dr Vinh Dao

A study of temperature gradient effects on mechanical properties of concrete at elevated temperature

Mohammad MOHAMMAD KHANI

PhD

Prof. Marc Ruest

Study on lagoon flushing at atoll Manahiki in Cook IslandsApplication of Rock Engineering Systems to Block Caving

Theo Garcia Rolim de MOURA

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Infragravity wave forcing in the surf and swash zone.

Tomoko SHIMAMOTO

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Beach recovery and studies in accretive sediment transport

2016-02-02

New Civil RHD students who are commencing in Research Quarter 1, 2016

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 1, 2016:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Research Group

Yousef AL-QARYOUTI

PhD

Prof. José Torero

Structural Engineering

Aaron BOLANOS CUEVAS

PhD

Prof. José Torero

Fire Safety Engineering

Dieter BRUGGEMANN

PhD

Prof. Marc Ruest

Geotechnical Engineering

Carmen GORSKA

MPhil

Dr Angus Law

Fire Engineering

Mahummad Shazril IBRAHIM

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Coastal Engineering

Dmitry LAPSHIN

PhD

Prof. José Torero

Fire Safety Engineering

Carlo PANENI

MPhil

Prof. José Torero

Fire Safety Engineering

Md. Mosabbir PASHA

PhD

Prof. Mark Hickman

Transport Engineering

Sirajus SALEHIN

PhD

Dr Ilje Pikaar

Environmental Engineering

Angela SOLARTE

PhD

Prof. José Torero

Fire Safety Engineering

Alessio SPASSIANI

PhD

Dr Matthew Mason

Structural Engineering

Duy Son TRAN

PhD

Dr Vinh Dao

Structural Engineering

Matthew TSANG

PhD

Prof. Marc Ruest

Geotechnical Engineering

Alice TWOMEY

PhD

Dr David Callaghan

Coastal Engineering

Ting YANG

PhD

Dr Matthew Mason

Structural Engineering

 

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 4, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in Research Quarter 4, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Zhen-Liang MA

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Modelling reliability and distribution of travel times in transit

Yanzi XIAO

PhD

Prof. David Lockington

Laboratory Study of Subtropical Wetland Plant Lepironia articulata's Water Use and Sensitivity to Groundwater Availability

Zhonglian JIANG

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Swash zone boundary conditions and direct bed shear stress measurements over loose sediment beds

 

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 4, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in Research Quarter 4, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

David LACEY

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Assessment of some engineering properties and testing methods of residual soil and highly weathered rock materials in QLD, Australia

Nimali THENUWARA ACHARIGE

PhD

Dr David Callaghan

Study on lagoon flushing at atoll Manahiki in Cook Islands

Mehdi REZAPOUR

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

A new methodology for classification of tropical cyclones: the importance of rainfall

 

Successful applicants for the Civil RHD student travel grant – Round 1, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who were successfully nominated for the Civil RHD student travel grant in the first round, 2016.

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Conference

Wayne MULLER

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting (TRB-2016), Washington DC, USA

Helong WU

PhD

Prof. Sritawat Kitipornchai

24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth Australia

Gangfu ZHANG

PhD

Prof. Hubert Chanson

6th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, Portland Oregon USA

Hao ZHOU

PhD

Dr Dilum Fernando

8th International Conference on Fibre Reinforcement Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016), Hong Kong, China

 

2015-10-30

New Civil RHD students who are commencing in Research Quarter 4, 2015

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 4, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Research Group

Luke CLARKSON

PhD

Prof. Marc Ruest

Geotechnical Engineering

Luis Fernando CONTRERAS

PhD

Prof. Marc Ruest

Geotechnical Engineering

Md. Mahmud HASAN

PhD

Dr Jiwon Kim

Transport Engineering

Samuel HISLOP-LYNCH

MPhil

Dr Dilum Fernando

Structural Engineering

Ba-Dinh LE

PhD

Dr Vinh Dao

Structural Engineering

Youkai LI

PhD

Prof. Hubert Chanson

Hydraulic Engineering

Ya (Olivia) OU

PhD

Dr Dilum Fernando

Structural Engineering

Mohadeseh RAHBAR NODEHI

PhD

Dr Mahmoud Mesbah

Transport Engineering

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 3, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in Research Quarter 3, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Pang Jen (PJ) LIM

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Plastic hinge relocation in moment-resisting frames using CFRP retrofit

Nariman SAEED

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Composite Overwrap Repair System for Pipelines - Onshore and Offshore Application

Chengji SHEN

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Effects of salinity variations on subsurface flow in salt marshes

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 3, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in Research Quarter 3, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Deborah GALE

PhD

Dr Alistair Grinham

Diatoms as indicators of ecological change in freshwater reservoirs of South East Queensland

Zhen-Liang MA

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Modelling reliability and distribution of travel times in transit

Hamid Reza SAFI

PhD

Dr Mahmoud Mesbah

A Comprehensive Methodology for Performing Travel Surveys using Smartphones

Moritz SCHWING

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Mechanical, hydraulic, and dielectric characterisation of fine-grained soils during densification

Successful applicants for the Civil RHD student travel grant – Round 3, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who were successfully nominated for the Civil RHD student travel grant in the third round, 2015.

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Conference

Mohammad MOHAMMAD KHANI

PhD

Prof. Marc Ruest

7th International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining (MassMin 2016), Sydney

 

2015-07-16

New Civil RHD students who are commencing in Research Quarter 3, 2015

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 3, 2015:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Research Group

Mohammad AMINPOUR

PhD

Dr Sergio Galindo-Torres

Geotechnical Engineering

Tilman BITTNER

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Geotechnical Engineering

Jonathan GRIFFIN

PhD

Dr Sergio Galindo-Torres

Geotechnical Engineering

Thomas KLOETZKE

PhD

Dr Matthew Mason

Structures Engineering

S. M. Sohel MAHMUD

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Transport Engineering

Mohadeseh RAHBAR

PhD

Dr Mahmoud Mesbah

Transport Engineering

Jiang SHUAN

PhD

Prof. Sritawat Kitipornchai

Structures Engineering

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 2, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in Research Quarter 2, 2015:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Huu Duc TO

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Suffusion potential assessment by self-filtration criteria

Ying ZHANG

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Groundwater Dynamics in an Aquifer Adjacent to a Coastal Lagoon

Ye MA

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Preferential flow paths in a complex coal seam system

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 2, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in Research Quarter 2, 2015:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Ket (Adrian) KHO

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Bulking and Subsequent Self-Weight and Saturation Settlements, and Geotechnical Stability of High Coal Mine Spoil Piles

Nariman SAEED

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Composite Overwrap Repair System for Pipelines - Onshore and Offshore Application

Zhonglian JIANG

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Swash zone boundary conditions and direct bed shear stress measurements over loose sediment beds

3MT Civil Final

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the 3MT Civil Final on Tuesday 7th July:

 

Bibhuti SHARMA – Winner and People’s Choice

Habibullah Bhuyan – Runner Up

HMD Harshani - participant

2015-05-29

New Civil RHD students who are commencing in Research Quarter 2, 2015

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 2, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Research Group

Jesper Nielsen

PhD

Dr David Callghan

Coastal Engineering

Svitlana Pyrohova

PhD

Prof. Mark Hickman

Transport Engineering

Armin Raygani

MPhil

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Structural Engineering

Ahmad Azmeer Roslee

PhD

Dr Johnny Ho

Structural Engineering

Timothy Thompson

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Geotechnical Engineering

Timothy Vangsness

MPhil

Prof. David Williams

Geotechnical Engineering

Xu Xu

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Geotechnical Engineering

 

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 1, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in Research Quarter 1, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Sicong (Rick) ZHU

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Development of vehicle emissions models for Australian conditions

 

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 1, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in Research Quarter 1, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Chengji SHEN

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Effects of salinity variations on subsurface flow in salt marshes

Huu Duc TO

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Suffusion potential assessment by self-filtration criteria

Yan Zi XIAO

PhD

Prof. David Lockington

Laboratory Study of Subtropical Wetland Plant Lepironia articulata's Water Use and Sensitivity to Groundwater Availability

 

Successful applicants for the Civil RHD student travel grant – Round 2, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who were successfully nominated for the Civil RHD student travel grant in the second round, 2015.

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Conference

Xinqian Leng

PhD

Prof. Hubert Chanson

36th IAHR World Congress - Delft-The Hague, the Netherlands, 28 June – 3 July 2016

Duy Nguyen

PhD

Dr Vinh Dao

Concrete2015 - 26th Biennial Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia in conjunction with the 69th RILEM Week conference, Melbourne, 30 August – 2 September 2015

 

2015-02-16

New Civil RHD students who are commencing in Research Quarter 1, 2015

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 1, 2015:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Commencing

Research Group

Scott Lines

PhD

David Williams

9/2/2015

Geotechnical

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 4, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in the fourth quarter of 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Hassan BAJI

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

The effect of uncertainty in material properties and model error on the reliability of strength and ductility of reinforced concrete members

Vui CAO VAN

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Seismic damage assessment and FRP retrofit of reinforced concrete structures

Junliang FAN

PhD

Prof. David Lockington

Vegetation Effects on Soil Moisture and Groundwater in Subtropical Coastal Sand Dunes

Martin LARISCH

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Behaviour of stiff, fine-grained soil during the installation of screw auger displacement piles

Jurij KARLOVSEK

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Non-destructive testing of tunnel integrity using ground penetrating radar

Kasper OESTERGAARD

PhD

Prof. David Lockington

Quantifying woody vegetation water use in subtropical groundwater systems

Ahmad TAVASSOLI HOJATI

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Modelling the impact of traffic incidents on travel time reliability

Hang WANG

PhD

Prof. Hubert Chanson

Turbulence and air entrainment in hydraulic jumps

 

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 4, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in the fourth quarter of 2014:

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Mr Pang Jen (PJ) LIM

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Plastic hinge relocation in moment-resisting frames using cfrp retrofit

Mr Hang WANG

PhD

Prof. Hubert Chanson

Turbulence and air entrainment in hydraulic jumps

Ms Ying ZHANG

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Groundwater dynamics in an aquifer adjacent to a coastal lagoon

 

Successful applicants for the Civil RHD student travel grant – round 4, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who were successfully nominated for the Civil RHD student travel grant in the fourth round, 2014.

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Conference

Mehdi BAGHERIAN

PhD

Dr Mahmoud Mesbah

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, 11th – 15th January 2015

Morteza GHAMGOSAR

PhD

Dr Nazife Erarslan

ISRM 13th International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Montréal, Canada, 10th – 13th  May 2015

Zhen-Liang MA

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, 11th – 15th January 2015

 

Successful applicants for the Civil RHD student travel grant – round 1, 2015

Congratulations to the following students who were successfully nominated for the Civil RHD student travel grant in the fourth round, 2014.

 

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Conference

Fabio OIVEIRA

PhD

Dr Matthew Mason

8th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Lisbon, Portugal, 21st-24th July 2015

Alexander ATKINSON

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Coastal Sediments 2015, San Diego, 11th – 15th May 2015

 

2014-10-01
New Civil RHD students who are commencing in October 2014

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 4, 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Commencing

Research Group

Mr Habibullah Bhuyan

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

30/10/2014

Geotechnical

Mr Jorge Jonathan Cabrejos Hurtado

MPhil

Dr Dorival Pedroso

7/10/2014

Geotechnical

Mr Dmitry Lapshin

PhD

Prof. José Torero

31/10/2014

Structures

Mr Zi (Felix) Li

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

1/10/2014

Environmental

Mr Mitchell Baum

PhD

Dr Badin Gibbes

1/10/2014

Environmental

Mr Patrick Schmidt

PhD

Dr Dorival Pedroso

2/10/2014

Geotechnical

Dr Adriaan (Ian) van Wijk MPhil Prof. David Williams 1/10/2014 Geotechnical
Mr Hao Zhou PhD Prof. Sritawat Kitipornchai 1/10/2014 Structures
Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 3

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in the third quarter of 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Rikke LAURSEN

PhD

Dr Badin Gibbes

Numerical modelling for optimisation of water quality monitoring stations: A monitoring - modelling - management study of an Australian subtropical reservoir

Mohammad OLFATEH

PhD

Dr David Callaghan

Momentum and energy transfer by wave organised motion under wind waves

Chenming ZHANG

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Hydrodynamic and thermodynamic processes during evaporation from bare soils

 

     
Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 3

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in the third quarter of 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Junliang FAN

PhD

Prof. David Lockington

Vegetation effects on soil moisture and groundwater recharge in subtropical coastal sand dunes

Martin LARISCH

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Behaviour of stiff, fine-grained soil during the installation of screw auger displacement piles

Ye MA

PhD

Prof. Ling 

Preferential flow paths in a complex coal seam system

 

     
Successful applicants for the Civil RHD student travel grant – round 3, 2014

There were no applicants in the third round of the Civil RHD student travel grant.

 

2014-06-27
New Civil RHD students who are commencing in July 2014

Please welcome our new RHD students for Research Quarter 3, 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Commencing

Research Group

Mr Umair Asghar

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

01/07/2014

Geotechnical

Mr Da Chen

PhD

Prof. Sritatwat Kitipornchai

01/07/2014

Structures

Ms Xinqian Leng

PhD

Prof. Hubert Chanson

01/07/2014

Hydraulic

Ms Danielle Lester

PhD

Prof. José Torero

01/07/2014

Engineering Education

Mr Chuang Miao

PhD

Dr Dilum Fernando

01/07/2014

Structures

Mr Guanxi Yan

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

01/07/2014

Geotechnical

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 2

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in the second quarter of 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Behrouz BEHNAM

PhD

Em. Prof. Peter Dux

Post-Earthquake Fire Analysis and Risk Mitigation Strategies

Christine BUCKIUS

PhD

Assoc. Prof. James Udy (Healthy Waterways)

Social and Environmental Impacts of an Exploited Fishery: Holothurians in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Hashim CAREY

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Groundwater dynamics at the ocean-aquifer interface: implications for resource management modelling in the Pioneer Valley Aquifer

Peter CHAPMAN

PhD

Prof. David Wiliams

Estimation of tailings surface fluxes as part of closure cover design

Hassan KARAMPOUR

PhD

Assoc. Prof. Faris Albermani

Buckle Interaction in deep sub-sea pipelines

Nazanin KHEZRI

PhD

Prof. Hubert Chanson

Modelling Turbulent Mixing and Sediment Process Beneath Tidal Bores: Physical and Numerical Investigations

Inhi KIM

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Evaluation of Railway Level Crossing Safety Using ITS Interventions

Mehdi SERATI

PhD

Dr Habibollah Alehossein (CSIRO)

Stiffness and Strength of Rock Cutting and Drilling Tools - Drag Bit and Roller Disc Cutters

Behnam SHABANI

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Nearshore and Surf Zone Wind Stress

Bruno SIMON

PhD

Prof. Hubert Chanson

Effects of tidal bores on turbulent mixing: a numerical and physical study in positive surges

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 2

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in the second quarter of 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Hassan BAJI

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Calibration of partial safety factors of structures designed based on advanced

procedure

Jurij KARLOVSEK

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Non-destructive testing of tunnel integrity using ground penetrating radar

Mohammad OLFATEH

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Momentum and energy transfer under wind waves, wave organised motion

contribution

Kasper OESTERGAARD

PhD

Prof. David Lockington

Quantifying woody vegetation water use in subtropical groundwater systems

Vui CAO VAN

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Seismic damage assessment and FRP retrofit of reinforced concrete structures

Sicong (Rick) Zhu

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Developing Queensland based emissions capability in transport/traffic models

Successful applicants for the Civil RHD student travel grant – round 2, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who were successfully nominated for the Civil RHD student travel grant in the second round, 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Conference

Hamid SAFI

PhD

Dr Mahmoud Mesbah

10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia, November 16-21, 2014

Yunpeng ZHANG

PhD

Dr Dorival Pedroso

The 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Kyoto, Japan, 22-25, September, 2014

Libao ZHU

PhD

Dr Nazife Erarslan

ISRM 13th International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, 10-13 May 2015

3MT 2014 – Civil Heat

We only had one student asking to participate in the Civil 3MT for 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Project Title

Huu Duc TO

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

Porosity influence in suffusion analysis of non-cohesive soils

2014-05-02

Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence 2013

Congratulations to Dr Stefan Felder on receiving the Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence in 2013.  Dr Felder’s thesis is titled:

 “Air-Water Flow Properties on Stepped Spillways for Embankment Dams: Aeration, Energy Dissipation and Turbulence on Uniform, Non-Uniform and Pooled Stepped Chutes”.

New Civil RHD students who commenced in 2014

Please welcome our new RHD students for 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Commenced

Research Group

Amini Alireza

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

2/01/2014

Structures

Doroudi Yashar

PhD

Dr Dilum Fernando

10/01/2014

Structures

Edwards David

MPhil

Prof David Williams

18/02/2014

Geotechnical

Hamidi Farzin

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

2/04/2014

Geotechnical

Handapangoda Mudalige Dona Harshani

PhD

Dr Alexander Scheuermann

2/01/2014

Geotechnical

Irannezhad Elnaz

PhD

Prof Mark Hickman

1/04/2014

Transport

Le Xuan Quang

MPhil

Dr Vinh Dao

10/02/2014

Structures

Narsey Anand

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

10/02/2014

Structures

Obersky Lizanne

PhD

Prof William Clarke

2/04/2014

Environmental

Patel Miheka

PhD

Prof William Clarke

2/04/2014

Environmental

Peces-Gomez Miriam

PhD

Prof William Clarke

19/02/2014

Environmental

Ridgway Thomas

MPhil

Prof David Williams

28/04/2014

Geotechnical

Soret-Cantero Gerardo

PhD

Prof Jose Torero

1/04/2014

Structures/Fire

Civil RHD students who have graduated in Research Quarter 1

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed their RHD program in the first quarter of 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Abolfazl ESLAMI HASSANABADI

PhD

Dr Hamid Ronagh

Investigating the earthquake performance of FRP strengthened reinforced concrete structures

Thi Thu Thuy VU

PhD

Assoc. Prof. Peter Nielsen

Aspects of inlet geometry and dynamics

I GDE BUDI INDRAWAN

PhD

Prof. David Williams

Effectiveness of natural clay, compacted clay and geomembranes in limiting infiltration from coal

Ilya OTHMAN

PhD

Prof. Tom Baldock

Influence of grain size on swash zone sediment transport

Civil RHD students who have submitted their thesis in Research Quarter 1

Congratulations to the following students who have successfully submitted their thesis for examination in the first quarter of 2014:

Student

Program

Principal Advisor

Thesis Title

Behrouz BEHNAM

PhD

Em. Prof. Peter Dux

Urban residential building retrofitting management using neural networks

Hassan KARAMPOUR

PhD

Assoc. Prof. Faris Albermani

Buckle Interaction in deep sub-sea pipelines

Mehdi SERATI

PhD

Dr Habibollah Alehossein (CSIRO)

Stiffness and Strength of Rock Cutting and Drilling Tools and Rock-Tool Interactions

Ahmad TAVASSOLI HOJATI

PhD

Prof. Luis Ferreira

Analysis of cycling in urban comprehensive transportation planning

Chenming ZHANG

PhD

Prof. Ling Li

Hydrodynamic and thermodynamic processes during evaporation from bare soils