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Dr Mahbube Subhani

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Technology Sydney, 2014

Contact

Research interests

Timber Structures, Timber Engineering, Sustainable materials for constructions, Non-destructive evaluation of wooden structures, Structural rehabilitation.

Affiliations

Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM) - Deakin Representative
Australian Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (AASCCS)

Teaching interests

Structural Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Steel and Timber Structures, Composite Structures, Structural Dynamics

Units taught

SEV320 Thoery of Structures; SEV323 Steel and Timber Structures; SEJ103 Materials Engineering Projects

Knowledge areas

Timber Engineering, Hybrid and Composite Structures, Material Characterization, Non-destructive evaluation, Structural Dynamics, Signal Processing, Design of Experiments

Awards

Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science – Short-term Invitational Fellowship (2022); Engineers Australia W.H Warren Medal for Best Paper in the discipline (2021); CASS Travel Awards (2020)

Projects

Optimising manufacturing parameters for densified timber; Evaluation of fracture properties of mass engineered timber for fracture based failure; Development of hardwood-softwood hybrid cross-laminated timber; Development of thin walled structural timber element; Mix design of cellular concrete, geopolymer concrete; Design of FRP reinforced geopolymer concrete slab and girder; Development of novel geopolymer-BFRP rebar

Publications

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2024

Effects of manufacturing parameters on mechanical interface properties of thin wood veneer laminates

S Orellana, K Hadi, D Narain, M Jennings, M Subhani, J Reiner

(2024), Vol. 130, pp. 103614-103614, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, C1

journal article
2023

Hydrogen production from municipal solid waste using gasification method

Apinya Chanthakett, M Arif, Mohammad Khan, Mahbube Subhani

(2023), pp. 103-131, Hydrogen Energy Conversion and Management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Damage resistance and open-hole strength of thin veneer laminates: Adopting design and testing principles from fibre-reinforced polymers

J Reiner, S Pizarro, K Hadi, D Narain, P Zhang, M Jennings, M Subhani

(2023), Vol. 143, pp. 106880-106880, Engineering Failure Analysis, C1

journal article

Investigating Factors Influencing Rolling Shear Performance of Australian CLT Feedstock

Chandan Kumar, Adam Faircloth, Jon Shanks, Robert McGavin, Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani

(2023), Vol. 14, pp. 711-711, Forests, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Effect of Fibre Orientation on the Bond Properties of Softwood and Hardwood Interfaces

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Bidur Kafle, Mahbube Subhani

(2023), Vol. 13, pp. 1-19, Buildings, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Use of Dregs as a Replacement for Hydrated Lime in Cement Coating Mortar

A de Oliveira, M Subhani, A Aramburu, H Rossetto, G Trindade, W dos Santos, R de Avila Delucis

(2023), Vol. 7, pp. 1-20, Journal of Composites Science, London, Eng., C1

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Mode-II progressive fracture of sawn timber and timber-adhesive bond: experimental evaluation of end notched flexure (ENF) testing using DIC

S Rahman, M Subhani, M Ashraf

(2023), European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, C1

journal article

Polyurethane Adhesives for Wood Based on a Simple Mixture of Castor Oil and Crude Glycerin

Tábata Larissa Corrêa Peres, Tábata Larissa Corrêa Peres, Felipe Ribeiro, Felipe Ribeiro, Arthur Aramburu, Arthur Aramburu, Kelvin Barbosa, Kelvin Barbosa, Andrey Acosta, Andrey Acosta, André Missio, André Missio, Mahbube Subhani, Mahbube Subhani, Rafael Delucis, Rafael Delucis

(2023), Vol. 16, pp. 1-15, materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Optimizing the performance of machine learning algorithms for the condition assessment of utility timber poles

I Das, M Arif, S Huda, A Oo, A Das, M Subhani

(2023), Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, C1

journal article

COMPARISON BETWEEN ACTUAL AND EQUIVALENT CRACK RESISTANCE R-CURVE FOR TIMBER AND TIMBER BOND UNDER MODE-II FRACTURE

Shaikh Rahman, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani

(2023), pp. 153-161, WCTE2023 : Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Oslo, Norway, E1

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2022

Resistance of Geopolymer, Epoxy and Cement Mortar to Hydrocarbon-Based Synthetic Engine Lubricant, Hydraulic Fluid, Jet Fuel and Elevated Temperatures

Sukanta Shill, Safat Al-Deen, Mahmud Ashraf, Estela Oliari Garcez, Mahbube Subhani, Muhammad Hossain

(2022), Vol. 2, pp. 15-26, Construction Materials, C1

journal article

Comparative Study on Various Strength Parameters of Structural Elements Made from Cross-Laminated Timber

Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat, Janeshka Goonewardena, Bidur Kafle, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 1575-1606, Journal of Renewable Materials, Beverly, MA, C1

journal article

Performance of Two-Way Concrete Slabs Reinforced with Basalt and Carbon FRP Rebars

S Shill, E Garcez, R Al-Ameri, M Subhani

(2022), Vol. 6, pp. 1-18, Journal of Composites Science, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Densification of timber: a review on the process, material properties, and application

J Cabral, B Kafle, M Subhani, J Reiner, M Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 68, pp. 1-24, Journal of Wood Science, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Comparison of continuum damage models for nonlinear finite element analysis of timber under tension in parallel and perpendicular to grain directions

S Rahman, M Ashraf, M Subhani, J Reiner

(2022), pp. 1-20, European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Mode II fracture of wood: Comparison between End-Notched Flexure and Compact Shear testing

J Reiner, J Wood, M Subhani

(2022), Vol. 270, pp. 1-12, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Carbon footprint of wood and plastic as packaging materials - An Australian case of pallets

K Weththasinghe, A Akash, T Harding, M Subhani, M Wijayasundara

(2022), Vol. 363, pp. 1-14, Journal of Cleaner Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Assessment of structural health of an existing prestressed concrete bridge by finite element analysis

N Islam, T Miyashita, S Shill, K Takeda, S Fukada, A Takasu, S Al-Deen, M Subhani

(2022), pp. 1-14, Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Flexural performance of splice connections in cross-laminated timber

Mahbube Subhani, Sukanta Shill, Safat Al-Deen, Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat, Mahmud Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1124-1124, Buildings, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Effect of various rebar types and crushed glass coating onto BFRP rebar on the bond strength to concrete

Mahbube Subhani, Sukanta Shill, Estela Garcez

(2022), pp. 1-19, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Constitutive Material Model for the Compressive Behaviour of Engineered Bamboo

J Goonewardena, M Ashraf, J Reiner, B Kafle, M Subhani

(2022), Vol. 12, Buildings, C1

journal article

DEVELOPMENT OF BASALT FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMER (BFRP) REBAR INFUSED WITH GEOPOLYMER BINDER

M Subhani, S Shill, E Garcez, R Varley, J Gan

(2022), fib 2022 : Concrete innovation for sustainability : Proceedings of the 6th fib International Congress 2022, Oslo, Norway, E1

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Influence of initial crack width in mode i fracture tests on timber and adhesive timber bonds

S Rahman, M Ashraf, M Subhani, J Reiner

(2022), pp. 1675-1680, SEMC 2022 : Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation 2022, Cape Town, South Africa, E1

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2021

A comparative study on the performance of cementitious composites resilient to airfield conditions

S Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf, M Elahi, M Subhani, W Hutchison

(2021), Vol. 282, Construction and Building Materials, C1

journal article

Withdrawal resistance of self-tapping screws inserted on the narrow face of cross laminated timber made from Radiata Pine

X Li, M Ashraf, M Subhani, K Ghabraie, H Li, P Kremer

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 1130-1140, Structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

An improved hilbert-huang transform for vibration-based damage detection of utility timber poles

I Das, M Arif, A Oo, M Subhani

(2021), Vol. 11, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), C1

journal article

Rolling shear properties of cross-laminated timber (CLT) made from Australian Radiata Pine - An experimental study

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Paul Kremer, Haitao Li, Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat

(2021), Vol. 33, pp. 423-432, Structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A review of factors influencing rolling shear in CLT and test methodology

C Kumar, X Li, M Subhani, J Shanks, T Dakin, R McGavin, M Ashraf

(2021), Vol. 50, pp. 1-24, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, West Conshohocken, PA, C1

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Effect of heterogeneity within cross-layer on the performance of cross-laminated timber under out-of-plane loading

Md Rahman, Mahmud Ashraf, Kazem Ghabraie, Mahbube Subhani

(2021), pp. 1-9, Timber engineering. Conference (2021) : Santiago, Chile), Santiago, Chile, E1

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Experimental investigation on shear properties of cross laminated timber made from Australian Radiata Pine

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Paul Kremer

(2021), pp. 1-7, WCTE 2021 : Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Santiago, Chile, E1

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The effects of thickness and layup on bending resistance of cross laminated timber panels

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat, Paul Kremer

(2021), pp. 1-8, WCTE 2021 : Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Santiago, Chile, E1

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Numerical analysis of Mode-I fracture behaviour of timber adhesive bond

Shaikh Rahman, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Johannes Reiner

(2021), pp. 251-253, ACCM 2021 : Recent Advances in Computational Methods and Applications : Proceedings of the Fifth Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics 2021 conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

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2020

Strengthening of steel-concrete composite beams with composite slab

Mahbube Subhani, Muhammad Kabir, Riyadh Al-Ameri

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 91-105, Steel and composite structures, Taejon, Korea, C1

journal article

Timber-FRP composite beam subjected to negative bending

Mahbube Subhani, Anastasia Globa, Jules Moloney

(2020), Vol. 73, pp. 353-365, Structural engineering and mechanics, Republic of Korea, C1

journal article

Experimental and numerical study on bending properties of heterogeneous lamella layups in cross laminated timber using Australian Radiata Pine

X Li, M Ashraf, M Subhani, P Kremer, B Kafle, K Ghabraie

(2020), Vol. 247, Construction and Building Materials, C1

journal article

Automated Health Condition Diagnosis of in situ Wood Utility Poles Using an Intelligent Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Framework

Y Yu, M Subhani, A Hoshyar, J Li, H Li

(2020), Vol. 20, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, C1

journal article

Evaluating timoshenko method for analyzing clt under out-of-plane loading

M Rahman, M Ashraf, K Ghabraie, M Subhani

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-21, Buildings, C1

journal article

Flexural performance of FRP-reinforced geopolymer concrete beam

J Goonewardena, K Ghabraie, M Subhani

(2020), Vol. 4, Journal of Composites Science, C1

journal article

Assessment of Shear Analogy and Timoshenko Method for Analyzing Hybrid CLT Under Out-of-Plane Loading

M Rahman, Mahud Ashraf, Kazem Ghabraie, Mahbube Subhani

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 1-6, ISEC 2020 : Proceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction, Canterbury, New Zealand, E1

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Pull-out resistance of self-tapping screws in cross-laminated timber made from radiata pine

Xin Li, Mafmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Paul Kremer

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 1-6, ISEC 2020 : Proceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction, Christchurch, New Zealand, E1

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2019

Novel Hybrid Method Based on Advanced Signal Processing and Soft Computing Techniques for Condition Assessment of Timber Utility Poles

Y Yu, M Subhani, U Dackermann, J Li

(2019), Vol. 32, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, C1

journal article

Self-compacting concrete reinforced with twisted-bundle macro-synthetic fiber

E Garcez, M Kabir, A MacLeod, M Subhani, K Ghabraie

(2019), Vol. 9, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), C1

journal article

Development of high strength self-compacting fibre reinforced concrete for prefabricated concrete industry

Estela Oliari Garcez, M Kabir, M Subhani, A MacLeod, A Fehervari, M Hall, P Moulton

(2019), Vol. 275, ACEM and SBMS1 2018 : Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Materials and 1st World Symposium on Sustainable Bio-composite Materials and Structures, Nanjing, China, E1

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Experimental investigation and numerical modelling of mechanical properties of CLTs

X Li, M Ashraf, M Subhani, P Kremer

(2019), pp. 1725-1730, SEMC 2019 : Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications : Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural, Engineering, Mechanics and Computation 2019, Cape Town, South Africa, E1

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Resistance of cross laminated timber members under axial loading-a review of current design rules

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Bidur Kafle, Paul Kremer

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 179-184, CIGOS 2019 : Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures, Hanoi, Vietnam, E1

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A current-state-of-the-art on design rules vs test resistance of cross laminated timber members subjected to transverse loading

Xin Li, Mahbube Subhani, Mahmud Ashraf, Bidur Kafle, Paul Kremer

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 185-190, CIGOS 2019 : Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures, Hanoi, Vietnam, E1

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2018

Hybrid strengthening of steel-concrete composite beam, part 1: Experimental investigation

M Subhani, R Al-Ameri, M Kabir

(2018), Vol. 141, pp. 23-35, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, C1

journal article

Experimental and theoretical analysis of severely damaged concrete beams strengthened with CFRP

M Kabir, M Subhani, R Shrestha, B Samali

(2018), Vol. 178, pp. 161-174, Construction and building materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Carbon Fiber and Structural Timber Composites for Engineering and Construction

A Globa, M Subhani, J Moloney, R Al-Ameri

(2018), Vol. 24, Journal of Architectural Engineering, C1

journal article
2017

Flexural strengthening of LVL beam using CFRP

M Subhani, A Globa, R Al-Ameri, J Moloney

(2017), Vol. 150, pp. 480-489, Construction and Building Materials, C1

journal article

Effect of grain orientation on the CFRP-to-LVL bond

M Subhani, A Globa, R Al-Ameri, J Moloney

(2017), Vol. 129, pp. 187-197, Composites Part B: Engineering, C1

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Development of a portable NDE system with advanced signal processing and machine learning for health condition diagnosis of in-service timber utility poles

Y Yu, J Li, U Dackermann, M Subhani

(2017), Vol. 1, pp. 1547-1552, ACMSM24 : Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials : Advancements and Challenges, Perth, Western Australia, E1

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2016

Reducing the effect of wave dispersion in a timber pole based on transversely isotropic material modelling

M Subhani, J Li, B Samali, K Crews

(2016), Vol. 102, pp. 985-998, Construction and Building Materials, C1

journal article

Assessment of bond strength in CFRP retrofitted beams under marine environment

M Subhani, R Al-Ameri, A Al-Tamimi

(2016), Vol. 140, pp. 463-472, Composite structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Condition assessment of timber utility poles based on a hierarchical data fusion model

Y Yu, U Dackermann, J Li, M Subhani

(2016), Vol. 30, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, C1

journal article

Separation of longitudinal and flexural wave in a cylindrical structure based on sensor arrangement for non-destructive evaluation

M Subhani, J Li, B Samali

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 411-427, Journal of civil structural health monitoring, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Strength reduction in square columns confined with CFRP under marine environment

M Subhani, R Al-Ameri

(2016), Vol. 97, pp. 183-192, Composites part B: engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

CFRP-Steel hybrid retrofitting of steel-concrete composite structures

R Al-Ameri, M Subhani, M Kabir

(2016), pp. 1-7, Concrete Solutions 2016 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Thessaloniki, Greece, E1

conference
2013

Behaviour of stress wave propagation in utility timber pole

M Subhani, J Li, B Samali

(2013), pp. 1077-1082, From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

A comparative study of guided wave propagation in timber poles with isotropic and transversely isotropic material models

M Subhani, J Li, B Samali

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 65-79, Journal of civil structural health monitoring, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Effect of elastic modulus and poisson's ratio on guided wave dispersion using transversely isotropic material modelling

M Subhani, J Li, H Gravenkamp, B Samali

(2013), Vol. 778, pp. 303-311, Advanced materials research, Pfaffikon, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Determination of the embedded lengths of electricity timber poles utilizing flexural wave generated from impacts

M Subhani, J Li, B Samali, N Yan

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 85-96, Australian journal of structural engineering, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2012

Determination of embedment depth of timber poles and piles using wavelet transform

J Li, M Subhani, B Samali

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 759-770, Advances in structural engineering, Brentwood, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2011

Determinations of stress wave velocity in a timber pole using wavelet transform

M Subhani, J Li, B Samali, U Dackermann

(2011), pp. 222-231, APVC 2011 : Dynamics for Sustainable Engineering : Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Vibration 2011 Conference, Hong Kong, China, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Eifers Cellular (Foamed) Concrete - Investigation of Mechanical and Physical Properties for Civil Application.

Dr Mahbube Subhani, Dr Estela Oliari Garcez

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • 2022: $25,000
  • 2021: $25,000

Eifers Rapid Set Concrete - Investigating performance and durability for Civil application.

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, Dr Mahbube Subhani

Department of Industry

  • 2021: $23,790

Improvements to resource recovery from waste and tools to track carbon footprint.

Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara, Dr Mahbube Subhani

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • 2021: $24,300

Development of standard to evaluate bond strength at the interface between retroreflective raised pavement markers and road surface.

Dr Mahbube Subhani, Mr Matt Jennings, Dr Nhu Nguyen, A/Prof Ashim Debnath

Main Roads WA

  • 2023: $100,000

Industry and Other Funding

AusNet Services

Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Dr Apel Mahmud, A/Prof Md Enamul Haque, Dr Mahbube Subhani, Dr Mohammad Taufiqul Arif

AusNet Electricity Services Pty Ltd

  • 2020: $143,294
  • 2019: $139,120
  • 2018: $164,984
  • 2017: $181,305
  • 2016: $43,469
  • 2015: $127,315

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

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

Eifers Cellular (Foamed) Concrete - Investigation of Mechanical and Physical Properties for Civil Application.

Dr Mahbube Subhani, Dr Estela Oliari Garcez

Eifers Civil Pty Ltd

  • 2022: $12,502
  • 2021: $12,502
  • 2020: $25,004

Improvements to resource recovery from waste and tools to track carbon footprint.

Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara, Dr Mahbube Subhani

CMTP Pty Ltd

  • 2021: $15,000
  • 2020: $10,000

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

Investigating the mechanical properties of fibre reinforced concrete risers and pits.

Dr Mahbube Subhani

Infrastructure Products Australia Pty Ltd

  • 2023: $20,140

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2023

Ipshita Das

Thesis entitled: Developing a novel algorithm for the condition assessment of utility timber poles

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Associate Supervisor
2023

Apinya Chanthakett

Thesis entitled: Investigation and Development of Optimum Energy Systems from Municipal Solid Waste through Modelling Gasification Process

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Sherin Khadeeja Rahman

Thesis entitled: Investigation of Novel Self-Compacting Geopolymer-Concrete with BFRP under Marine Environment

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2022

Xin Li

Thesis entitled: Mechanical characterisation of Australian heterogeneous cross-laminated timber

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering