HDR Graduates

Dr. Weiqi Xing

Graduated PhD in 2024

"Evaluation of Sustainability Performances on Recycled Aggregate Concrete Through Life Cycle Perspectives"

Principal Supervisor: Vivian W.Y. Tam
Co-Supervisor/s: Khoa N. Le, Jianli Hao, Jun Wang


Dr. Ferozkhan Safiyullah

Graduated PhD in 2023

"Computational Modelling to Improve the Wake and Rotor Aerodynamics of Wind Turbine Using Artificial Intelligence"

Principal Supervisor: Vivian W.Y. Tam
Co-Supervisor/s: Khoa N. Le, Jingyu Yu


Dr. Masoud Mohammadi

Graduated PhD in 2023

"Development of Bridge Information Model (BrIM) for Digital Twinning and Management Using TLS Technology"

Principal Supervisor: Maria Rashidi
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali


Dr. Nazanin Salehi

Graduated PhD in 2023

"Performance of Lightweight Floor Diaphragms"

Principal Supervisor: Hamid Ronagh
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali


Dr. Sasan Saidian

Graduated PhD in 2023

"Composite Design of Gypsum Board-Sheathed Cold-Formed Steel Stud Walls"

Principal Supervisor: Hamid Ronagh
Co-Supervisor/s: Nariman Saeed


Dr. Bing Xiao

Graduated PhD in 2022

"A Fmework for Evaluating the Sustainability of the Recycled Concrete Industry: A Case Study in Shenzhen, Flagship Megacity of China"

Principal Supervisor: Vivian W.Y. Tam
Co-Supervisor/s: Khoa Le, Anthony Butera


Dr. Ehsan Taheri

Graduated PhD in 2022

"The Effect of Base Isolation on Cold Formed Steel Rack Structures"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Hamid Ronagh, Ahmad Firouzianhaji


Dr. Erfan Keshavarzian

Graduated PhD in 2022

"Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Air pollutant Dispersion in Urban Areas"

Principal Supervisor: Kejun Dong
Co-Supervisor/s: Kenny Kwok, Ming Zhao


Dr. Hamed Mehrabi

Graduated PhD in 2022

"Study on Metal Forming of Anisotropic Metal Alloys: Fundamentals, Hardening Behaviours and Formability"

Principal Supervisor: Richard Yang
Co-Supervisor/s: Baolin Wang


Dr. Nima Usefi

Graduated PhD in 2022

"Hybrid Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems for Buildings"

Principal Supervisor: Hamid Ronagh
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali, Doctor Kamyar Kildashti, Doctor Nariman Saeed


Dr. Soheila Peyrovi Cheshnasar

Graduated PhD in 2022

"The Composite Behaviour of Gypsum Board Covered Light Steel Floors under Flexure"

Principal Supervisor: Hamid Ronagh
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali, Pejman Sharafi


Dr. Esmaeel Eftekharian

Graduated PhD in 2021

"Investigating Pollution Caused by Moving Vehicles and the Effects of Wind in Street Canyons"

Principal Supervisor: Yaping He
Co-Supervisor/s: Ming Zhao


Dr. Farnaz Alinoori

Graduated PhD in 2021

"Reinforcement of Timber Frames for Compression Perpendicular to Grain in Midrise Buildings"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Hamid Ronagh


Dr. Mahya Askarian

Graduated PhD in 2021

"Fire Performance of Geopolymer Concrete Filled Steel Tube Columns"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Zhong Tao, Farhad Asiani


Dr. Md Jaynul Abden

Graduated PhD in 2021

"Development Of Novel Form-Stable Composite Phase Change Materials And Integration In Building For Thermal Regulation "

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao


Dr. Solmaz Pourzeynali Miankouh

Graduated PhD in 2021

"Sub-structural Condition Assessment of Bridge Structures Under Moving Vehicles"

Principal Supervisor: Xinqun Zhu
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali, Maria Rashidi


Dr. Xingqiang Wang

Graduated PhD in 2021

"Stress-Strain Models Of High Performance Steels And Concrete After Exposure To Elevated Temperatures"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao


Dr. Reza Amirifar

Graduated PhD in 2020

"A Numerical Study on the Effect of Shape on the Structure and Dynamics of Colloidal Particles"

Principal Supervisor: Kejun Dong
Co-Supervisor/s: Qinghua Zeng


Dr. Richard Abubakar Shuaibu

Graduated PhD in 2020

"Material Behaviour And Structural Applications Of Cost-Effective Strain Hardening Cementitious Composites"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao


Dr. Samaneh Pourmohammadi-mojaveri

Graduated PhD in 2020

" Fire Performance of Recycled Rubber-Filled Normal Strength Concrete"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Zhong Tao, Richard Wuhrer, Georgius Adam


Dr. Seyed Amir Hosein Jafari

Graduated PhD in 2020

"Development and Optimisation of the Linear Wind Generator: PowerWindow"

Principal Supervisor: Ming Zhao
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali, Kenny Kwok, Farzad Safaei, Buyung Kosasih


Dr. Azadeh Noori Hoshyar

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Computational Intelligence for Structural Health Monitoring"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Ranjith Liyanapathirana


Dr. Dianwei Gao

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Impact Resistance and Energy Absorption of Chiral Lattic and Aluminium Foam"

Principal Supervisor: Chunwei Zhang
Co-Supervisor/s: Xinqun Zhu


Dr. Ehsan Hassanli

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Flow Enhancement In and Around Buildings for Wind Energy Harvesting"

Principal Supervisor: Ming Zhao
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali


Ms Farhana Noor

Graduated Research Master's in 2019

"Comparison Between Quantile Regression Technique and Generalised Additive Model for Regional Flood Frequency Analysis"

Principal Supervisor: Ataur Rahman
Co-Supervisor/s: Sathaa Sathasivan


Dr. Farzaneh Tahmoorian Asgary Borrojerd

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Application of Waste Material in Road Pavements"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Chin Leo, Samanthika Liyanapathirana, Vivian W.Y Tam


Dr. Fezeh Lotfi

Graduated PhD in 2019

"The Low Energy Consumption Forward Osmosis Desalination Process"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Dharma Hagare


Dr. Mina Mortazavi

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Lateral Capacity and Seismic Characteristic of Hybrid Cold Formed and Hot Rolled Steel Systems"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Pejman Sharafi


Dr. Paritosh Giri

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Integrated Approaches for Non-Destructive Testing of Construction Materials and Structures"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Xinqun Zhu


Dr. Rakul Bharatwaj Ramesh

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Finite Element Model-Based Code Calibration for Design of Steel Fibre Reinforced Recycled Aggregate Concrete Beams"

Principal Supervisor: Won Hee Kang
Co-Supervisor/s: Olivia Mirza


Dr. Richardson Joseph

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Scale-dependent Fracture in Gradient Elastic Materials"

Principal Supervisor: Baolin Wang
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali


Mr Ruizhi Jin

Graduated Research Master's in 2019

"Numerical Study on the Multiphase Flow in the CAP Cyclone"

Principal Supervisor: Kejun Dong
Co-Supervisor/s: Ming Zhao


Dr. Saeed Nemati

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Foam-filled Structural Panels Using Pneumatic Fabric Formwork for Rapidly Assembled Buildings"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali


Dr. Zeshan Alam

Graduated PhD in 2019

"Seismic Performance and Design Guides of Asymmetric Building Structures"

Principal Supervisor: Chunwei Zhang
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali


Dr. Graeme James McKenzie

Graduated PhD 2018

"Design Criteria for Blast Loadings in the Australia Environment with Special Reference to Controlled and Uncontrolled Demolitions Implosions"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali


Dr. Kwok Shing Wong

Graduated PhD 2018

"Effects of Low-Frequency, Low-Acceleration Motion on Manual Task Performance"

Principal Supervisor: Kenny Kwok
Co-Supervisor/s: Vaughan Macefield


Dr. Pooya Abtahi

Graduated PhD 2018

"Energy Dissipating Facade Systems Designed to Reduce Structural Response during Earthquakes"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Won Hee Kang, Doctor Olivia Mirza


Dr. Rui Li

Graduated PhD 2018

"Seismic properties of jooints composed of CFST columns and RBS composite beams"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Zhong Tao


Dr. Saber Taghavipour

Graduated PhD 2018

"Characterisation of Concrete Materials Using Non-Destructive Wave-Propagation Testing Techniques"

Principal Supervisor: Sergiy Kharkivskiy
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali, Won Hee Kang, Olivia Mirza


Dr. Utsab Katwal

Graduated PhD 2018

"Advanced Analysis of Steel-Concrete Composite Frames"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao
Co-Supervisor/s: Kamrul Hassan, Tian Yi Song


Ms Yifang Cao

Graduated Research Master's 2018

"Fire-Resistant Geopolymer Concrete and its Application in Concrete Filled Steel Tubes"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao
Co-Supervisor/s: Zhu Pan, Richard Wuhrer


Dr. Devaka Manoj Abeysing Jayawardana Yapa 

Graduated PhD 2017

"Wireless Sensor System for Infrastructure Health Monitoring"

Principal Supervisor: Sergiy Kharkivskiy
Co-Supervisor/s: Samanthika Liyanapathirana, Xinqun Zhu


Dr. Mahdi Moosa Zadeh 

Graduated PhD 2017

"Novel Ultra Wideband Antennas for Microwave Imaging Applications"

Principal Supervisor: Sergiy Kharkivskiy
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali


Dr. Md Ashraful Islam 

Graduated PhD 2017

"Advanced Microwave Embedded Sensors for Infrastructure Health Monitoring"

Principal Supervisor: Sergiy Kharkivskiy
Co-Supervisor/s: Samanthika Liyanapathirana


Dr. Parveen Khanehzaei 

Graduated PhD 2017

"Effects of Thermal and Seepage Actions on Seismic Response of Roller Compacted Concrete Dams"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Chunwei Zhang


Dr. Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Dileepa Nuwan Rathnayake

Graduated PhD 2017

"Evaluating Sewer Corrosion Control Options Using a Novel Laboratory Scale Sewer System"

Principal Supervisor: Sathaa Sathasivan
Co-Supervisor/s: Bal Krishna KC


Dr. Shamila Salek 

Graduated PhD 2017

"Mechanical, Structural and Microstructural Investigations of a Novel Concrete for Special Structural Applications"

Principal Supervisor: Bijan Samali
Co-Supervisor/s: Richard Wuhrer, Georgius Adam


Dr. Xin Yu 

Graduated PhD 2017

"Concrete Made with Steel Slag and Waste Glass and its Application in Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao
Co-Supervisor/s: Fedelis Mashiri, Tian Yi Song, Zhu Pan


Ms Zahra Esmati 

Graduated Research Master's 2017

"Microwave Antennas for Infrastructure Health Monitoring"

Principal Supervisor: Sergiy Kharkivskiy
Co-Supervisor/s: Bijan Samali


Dr. Md Kamrul Hassan 

Graduated PhD 2016

"Behaviour of Hybrid Stainless-Carbon Steel Composite Beam-Column Joints"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao
Co-Supervisor/s: Olivia Mirza, Tianyi Song


Dr. Brendan James Kirkland 

Graduated PhD 2015

"Behaviour and Design of Composite Steel-Concrete Beams Subject to Flexure and Axial Load"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao
Co-Supervisor/s:
Olivia Mirza, Brian Uy


Dr. Mohammad Yousuf 

Graduated PhD 2015

"Static and Impact Behaviour of Hollow and Concrete Filled Steel Columns"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao
Co-Supervisor/s: Fidelis Mashiri, Brian Uy


Dr. Mohamed Adel Nabeeh Abdelaziz Ghannam 

Graduated PhD 2015

"Behaviour of Concrete-Filled Stainless Steel Columns Under Fire Conditions"

Principal Supervisor: Zhong Tao
Co-Supervisor/s:
Fidelis Mashiri, Tian Yi Song


Dr. Steven Lamb 

Graduated PhD 2013

“The Effect of Wind-Induced Tall Building Motion on Occupant Comfort, Wellbeing and Work Performance”

Principal Supervisor: Kenny Kwok
Co-Supervisor/s: Vaughan Macefield, Nigel Bond, Darren Walton