Izal Arafianto

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Aflizal (Izal) Arafianto is a lecturer and practical geotechnical engineer, currently working as a lecturer at Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR) in Bandung, West Java – Indonesia. At present, he continues his doctoral study in Civil Engineering at The University of Western Australia under the supervision of Prof. Barry Lehane and Dr. David Reid, specializing in Geotechnical Engineering.

He received a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia, in 2016. In early 2019, he obtained a master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the same university. Before joining the engineering faculty of UNPAR, he worked as a geotechnical engineer in a local consulting company, PT Geotechnical Engineering Consultant. He has more than six years of experience in geotechnical engineering design. He is also a certified geotechnical engineer (Ahli Geoteknik Madya) from the Indonesian Society for Geotechnical Engineering (HATTI). His primary research of interest includes in-situ testing, numerical modeling, pile foundations, and slope stability & monitoring.

Research interests

In-situ Testing, numerical modelling, landslides


English, Indonesian

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, M.S., Parahyangan Catholic University

19 Aug 201618 Jan 2019

Award Date: 18 Jan 2019

Civil Engineering, B.S, Parahyangan Catholic University

19 Jul 201219 Jul 2016

Award Date: 19 Jul 2016

External positions

Lecturer in Civil Engineering Department, Geotechnical Engineering Group, Parahyangan Catholic University

1 Jan 2020 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • In-situ penetrometers for characterisation soft soil
  • Pile foundations
  • Numerical modelling
  • Slope stability
  • Slope monitoring
  • Soil characterisation
  • Geotechnical surveys