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A/Prof. Kazem Ghabraie

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning Student Experience

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2018
Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2010
Master of Civil Engineering  Structure, University of Tehran, 2005
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2002

Contact

k.ghabraie@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 524 79574

Biography

Kazem is a Senior Lecturer in civil engineering at the School of Engineering in Deakin University based at Waurn Ponds Campus. Before joining Deakin in 2016, he was a Lecturer in civil engineering at USQ. He has also taught at RMIT and Victoria University.

Kazem completed his undergraduate and master's degree in civil engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran. He obtained a PhD in civil engineering from RMIT, Melbourne. 

Kazem is an expert in topology and structural optimisation. He is also doing research on using sustainable and recycled material in construction. His current research projects include:

  • Topology optimisation considering manufacturing constraints, particularly additive manufacturing.
  • Lightweight structures
  • Designing and optimising connections
  • Timber structures, particularly cross laminated timber (CLT)
  • Sustainable and recycled material in construction
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Biography summary

Kazem is an expert in topology and structural optimisation. His research interests also includes using sustainable and recycled material in construction. Before joining Deakin in 2016, he was a Lecturer at USQ. He has also taught at RMIT and Victoria University. He completed his undergraduate and master's degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran and obtained a PhD in civil engineering from RMIT, Melbourne in 2009.

Research interests

Topology optimisaiton

Structural optimisaiton

Finite element method

Mechanics of materials

Units taught

SEV200 - Geotechnical investigation and design

SEV254 - Road design and construction

SEV362 - Geotechnical engineering

SEJ201 - Structural design

SEV210 - Construction engineering

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Fiba-Struct Research Project

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie, Mr Ned Volk, Mr Mitchell Johnson

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • 2017: $49,500

Fiba-struct Research Project Stage 2: Span and depth limits extension

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • 2019: $24,930
  • 2018: $24,930

Materials Development and Design for Electrification and Automation

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Russell Varley, Prof Minoo Naebe, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Matthew Barnett, Dr Thomas Dorin, A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie

DIIS Automotive Engineering Graduate Program - ABN 74 599 608 295

  • 2022: $60,676
  • 2021: $101,128
  • 2019: $242,706

Industry and Other Funding

Fiba-Struct Research Project

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie, Mr Ned Volk, Mr Mitchell Johnson

Aus Pits

  • 2017: $24,750
  • 2016: $24,750

Preliminary concept and modelling of pedestrian bridge built from carbon fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete

A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie, Dr Mahbube Subhani

Australian Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd

  • 2017: $9,990

Fiba-struct Research Project Stage 2: Span and depth limits extension

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie

Aus Pits

  • 2018: $49,861

Prefabricated composite panels, beams and footing systems for housing construction.

A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie, Dr Mahbube Subhani, Prof Mahmud Ashraf, Dr Estela Oliari Garcez

United Construction and Investment Pty Ltd t/as Atomic 6 (Vic)

  • 2019: $48,550

Pedestrian bridge design using geopolymer concrete and fibre reinforced polymer bars.

A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie, Dr Mahbube Subhani

Austeng

  • 2019: $20,000

Development of sustainable geopolymer concrete using waste glass and industrial by-products.

Dr Mahbube Subhani, A/Prof Kazem Ghabraie

Australian Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd

  • 2023: $12,450
  • 2022: $12,450

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Ning Yang

Thesis entitled: Analysis of Tunnel Excavation in Different Geological Conditions Based on Hoek-Brown Failure Criterion

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering

Executive Supervisor
2021

Yun-Fei (Jack) Fu

Thesis entitled: Smooth Topological Design of Continuum Structures for Additive Manufacturing

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Associate Supervisor
2023

Jie Gong

Thesis entitled: Shape Optimisation of Flexible Roll Formed Complex Beams

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2022

Saman Rahimireskati

Thesis entitled: Improving corrosion resistance of reinforced concrete utilising biomedical polymeric waste

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2020

Ali M Ahmmed Alnedawi

Thesis entitled: The Behaviour of Unbound Granular Materials under Traffic Loading

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering