• The University of Western Australia (M051), 35 Stirling Highway, 1.08A, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Roles and responsibilities

Dr Farhad Aslani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering and the Director of the Materials and Structures Innovation Group at UWA. The aim of the group is developing new structural materials, designs and technologies to maximise the benefit to national strategic development plans and infrastructures.

Dr Aslani also leads the Engineering Materials research cluster at UWA, jointly with Professor Tim Sercombe.

Dr Aslani is the School of Engineering's representative on the UWA Sustainability Committee. He also is the Graduate Research Coordinator in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at UWA.

Future research

Looking for students for projects related to:

Smart and sustainable construction materials,

Advanced concrete technology (conductive concrete, self-compacting concrete, geopolymer concrete, lightweight concrete, heavyweight concrete, engineered cementitious composite, and ultra-high performance concrete),

Fire performance of structures,

Advanced reinforced concrete structures,

Steel-concrete composite structures,

Rehabilitation and strengthening techniques, 

Offshore structures, and

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) of cementitious/geopolymer composites.

UWA scholarship webpage for more infromation.  https://www.uwa.edu.au/study/research/research-scholarships

Funding overview

Tao, Z., ... & Aslani, F. (2021). “National Facility for Physical Fire Simulation”, ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF), LE220100030, Grant Value: $1,213,351.

Aslani, F. (2021). “Modular structural elements using flexible flowlines”, Woodside Energy Limited, Grant Value: $44,083.

Gunawardena, Y. & Aslani, F. (2021). “Shear Strength Capacity of Half-Cap Scarf Splices of Timber Bridges”, Main Roads WA, Grant Value: $26,500.

Gunawardena, Y. & Aslani, F. (2021). “Finite Element Modelling of Half-Cap Scarf Splices of Timber Bridges”, Main Roads WA, Grant Value: $19,000.

Aslani, F. (2019). “Teaching equipment for Structural Concrete unit to improve student learning experience,” School of Engineering, University of Western Australia, Grant Value: $30,000.

Aslani, F. (2018-20). “Research fund,” School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Grant Value: $205,000.

Ma, G. & Aslani, F. (2017). “Development of 3D printing conductive concrete for EMP shielding,” DP180104035, Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Grant Value: $383,000.

Ma, G. & Aslani, F. (2017). “Conductive Geo-Concrete,” OSEN Group Pty Ltd, Grant Value: $180,000.

Aslani, F. (2016). “Start-up and SWT research funds,” School of Engineering, University of Western Australia, Grant Value: $100,000.

Aslani, F., Paradowska, A. & Uy, B. (2015). “Residual stresses in spiral and longitudinally welded mild steel tube columns,” NBI P5012, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Instrument: KOWARI, Grant Value: $50,000.

New and Noteworthy

Previous positions

Full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for the following projects:

- Australian Research Council Discovery Project under DP120101944 titled: “The behaviour and design of composite columns coupling the benefits of high-strength steel and high-strength concrete for large scale infrastructure”,

- Australian Research Council Discovery Project under DP140102134 titled: “The behaviour and design of innovative connections to promote the reduction and reuse of structural steel in steel-concrete composite buildings”.

Industrial relevance

Dr Aslani worked as the head of Structural Engineers in Arman Rah Gharb Consulting Engineers Company for four years. He supervised three main projects related to bridge engineering and seismic retrofitting and rehabilitation of bridges with $3.6M allocated government fund.

Teaching overview

CIVL4403 Structural Concrete

CIVL5552 Civil Engineering Design Project 2


Dr Farhad Aslani has published over 150 refereed journal articles with 125 co-authors. The outcomes of his researches are highly valued and cited by other researchers, he has an h-index of 35, 3842 citations, and i10-index is 101 according to Google Scholar while the citations and h-index recorded on Scopus are 3108 and 32.

In 2018, Dr Aslani was the Chairman of The 13th International Conference on Steel, Space and Composite Structures (SS18), UWA, Perth, Australia: SS18 Program. He also is co-chair of Concrete 2021, The 30th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia.

Dr Aslani is an Editorial Board Member of several international journals. He also regularly serves as an invited reviewer for several national and international research funding bodies, books, journals and conferences.

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University

Jun 2018 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Structural Engineering
  • Concrete Engineering


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