School of Civil Engineering

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