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Personal profile


Roles and responsibilities

Dr Farhad Aslani is the Director of the Materials and Structures Innovation Group (MSIG). The aim of the MSIG is developing new structural materials, designs and technologies to maximise the benefit to national strategic development plans and infrastructures. Dr Aslani also holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position in Structural and Concrete Engineering at Edith Cowan University (ECU).

In 2018, Dr Aslani was the Chairman of 13th International Conference on Steel, Space and Composite Structures (SS18), UWA, Perth, Australia: SS18 Program

Dr Aslani is an editorial board member of several international journals. He also regularly serves as an invited reviewer for over 50 refereed international journals. Dr Aslani also has been invited to present UWA and MSIG as an international advisory committee member for over 15 international conferences.

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

Dr Aslani presently is supervising 7 PhD students (6 as principle supervisor) and has supervised over 75 final year honours MPE students. As a result of his supervision principles and outcomes, he has been nominated for the 2019 EMS Faculty Teaching and Learning Award in the category of Research Supervision. 

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.

Funding overview

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

Aslani, F. (2018/2019). “Research fund,” School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Grant Value: $113k.

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

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

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

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: $50k.

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

Head of Structural Engineers in Arman Rah Gharb Consulting Engineers, 2007-2010 (Bridge Design, Engineering, Rehabilitation & Seismic Retrofitting).

Teaching overview

CIVL4403 Structural Concrete

CIVL5552 Civil Engineering Design Project 2


Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures,

Advanced Concrete Technology,

Steel-Concrete Composite Structures,

Analytical and Numerical Modelling of Structures,

Fire Performance of Reinforced Concrete Structures,

Rehabilitation, Repair, Retrofitting, and Strengthening of Structures,

Offshore Structures, and 

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of Cementitious/Geopolymer Composites.

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University

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Research Output 2011 2020

Influence of different curing conditions and water to cement ratio on properties of self-compacting concretes

Nematollahzade, M., Tajadini, A., Afshoon, I. & Aslani, F., 20 Mar 2020, In : Construction and Building Materials. 237, 117570.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self compacting concrete
5 Citations (Scopus)

Additive manufacturing of cementitious composites: Materials, methods, potentials, and challenges

Hamidi, F. & Aslani, F., 10 Sep 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 218, p. 582-609 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3D printers
Construction industry
Composite materials
2 Citations (Scopus)

A review on defects in steel offshore structures and developed strengthening techniques

Dehghani, A. & Aslani, F., 1 Aug 2019, In : Structures. 20, p. 635-657 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Offshore structures
Plant life extension
Composite materials
Snow and ice removal
Electromagnetic shielding
Mechanical properties
1 Citation (Scopus)

A review on recent advancement of electromagnetic interference shielding novel metallic materials and processes

Wanasinghe, D. & Aslani, F., 1 Nov 2019, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 176, 107207.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Signal interference
Sheet metal
Electronics industry

Projects 2018 2020


Self compacting concrete
Structural members
Self compacting concrete
Steel research
High strength steel
Axial loads
Self compacting concrete
Compressive strength
Tensile strength
Reinforced concrete


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