Tohid Ghanbari-Ghazijahani

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Dr. Ghanbari completed his BEng (Civil), MEng (Structural), and his PhD with Dean of Faculty's Exceptional Research Performance Award (UTAS). He joined Macquarie University in Sydney in 2022 as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Civil-Structural Engineering through a permanent contract. Prior to this position, he was a Teaching-Research Fellow at KU Leuven in Belgium. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt from Germany. Before his academic journey in Europe, he won DVC(R)’s University Research Fellowship of the University of Adelaide, and later, acted as a Research Associate for an Industry co-funded project at University of South Australia. At UTAS and KU Leuven, he was the sole lecturer in charge of Structural Mechanics, and currently at MQ his is the unit convenor and the lecturer of Structural Design (II). He was a visiting lecturer of UTAS at XUST in China (2016) and a lecturer at PNU (2010–13) received a distinguished lecturer award in this role. He published over 50 peer-reviewed articles including over 40 journal papers in top-ranked journals of Structural Engineering.

 

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Employment History

  1. Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Structural Engineering, Macquarie University (Sydney), School of Engineering, Sydney, Australia (2022 – ongoing contract), a publicly advertised permanent position.
  2. Visiting Professor & Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Technical University of Munich, Chair of Metal Structures, Munich, Germany (2022–23 for three months)
  3. Teaching Staff & Research Fellow, KU Leuven, Materials and Constructions unit, Department of Civil Engineering, Leuven, Belgium (2021-22), a publicly advertised position on innovative composite structures.
  4. Research Associate (Level B), University of South Australia, School of Natural and Built Environments, Adelaide, Australia, (2019–2020), Research and Development Voucher Scheme of the Future Industries Accelerator (FIA) grant for the project: Connection Detailing in GFRP Reinforced Concrete Structures.
  5. University Research Fellow (Level B), University of Adelaide
  6. School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering, Adelaide, Australia, (2018–19), The Fellowship (Adelaide Research for Impact) was granted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), aligned with a ten-year strategic plan of the University, Beacon of Enlightenment 2013–23.
  7. Postdoctoral Teaching (major) and Research Associate, University of Tasmania, School of Engineering, Hobart, Australia, (2017–18), Sole lecturer in charge of Structural Mechanics (KNE312) and teaching support for a few units, a lectureship position was offered after a satisfactory completion in 2017.
  8. Visiting Lecturer of the University of Tasmania at, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Xi'an, China (December 2016)
  9. Lecturer and unit coordinator of Reliability Engineering 2016.
  10. Visiting Lecturer of Australia Education Management Group (AEMG) at, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Xi'an, China, (October–December 2016)
  11. Lecturer and unit coordinator of Academic Skills Program.
  12. Teaching Assistant, University of Tasmania, Lab demonstrator, teaching and tutoring support (2014–17), a lectureship position was offered after a satisfactory completion in 2017.

 

Research student supervision

  1. Maria-Mirabela Firan, Fire resistance of hot-dip galvanized composite beams made of high strength and ultra-high strength steels, external co-supervision with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Mensinger (Technical University of Munich), 2022-ongoing.
  2. Drilon Gubetini, Effect of Galvanisation on the Buckling of Steel Tubes with Difeerent Strengths under Compression, external co-supervision with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Mensinger (Technical University of Munich), 2022-ongoing.
  3. Michael Schäfers, Full-Scale Experiments on Novel Hybrid Columns Including Laminated High-Strength Plates Infilled in Hollow Sections, external co-supervision with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Mensinger (Technical University of Munich), 2022-ongoing.
  4. Rudolf Röß, Real-Scale Tests on Bundle-Bar-Filled Circular Hollow Sections (BBFC) under Axial Compression, external co-supervision with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Mensinger (Technical University of Munich), 2022-ongoing.
  5. Mohamed Jama, 3D printing of small-scale bio-materials for construction, final year research project, Macquarie University, 2022-ongoing.
  6. Jacob Sarmento. Seismic detailing in NZ Kaikoura event: buckling of reinforcing bars observed in modern bridges, final year research project, Macquarie University, 2022-ongoing.
  7. Francis Conrad, Hanne Bylemans, Robustness of hybrid CLT-concrete floor slabs, Master’s project, co-supervisor, KU Leuven, 2021–ongoing.
  8. Sillawat Sathorn, Applied Natural fibers from agricultural waste in high-strength self-compacting concrete for improving physical properties, Case study: precast concrete wall produced in an external precast concrete factory, Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Vanissorn Vimonsatit, Macquarie University, 2022-ongoing.
  9. Mohammad Yazdi, Management of Offshore Structures under Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC), PhD project, Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Rouzbeh Abbassi, Macquarie University, 2022 (completed).
  10. Juan Pineda Allen, HDT Testing for Fatigue Damage Identification in Structural Elements, PhD student, co-supervisor, The University of Adelaide, 2018–2022 (completed).
  11. Ghazanfar Ali Magsi and Dian Gu, Strength and Failure of Composite Structural Elements, Master’s project, The University of Adelaide, 2018 (completed).
  12. Maddison Armit and Mazin Zahr, Local Eccentric Loading on Concrete and Timber filled Steel Tubes, equivalent to honours project, The University of Adelaide, 2018 (completed).
  13. Thomas Russo, Hami Rezapour, Strengthened Timber I-Joist through Composite Materials equivalent to honours project, The University of Adelaide, 2018 (completed).
  14. Guochang Chen and Yunze Jiang, Lightweight Steel-Timber Composite Columns, equivalent to honours project, The University of Adelaide, 2018 (completed).
  15. Jinhang Wu, Sirui Chen, Lightening the Weight Concrete-Filled Steel Tubes using MGP10 Softwood, equivalent to honours project, The University of Adelaide, 2018 (completed).
  16. Golam Rafi Md. Sajid, "An Experimental Investigation of Buckling Behaviour of Reinforced Thin-Walled Shells under Axial Compression", Honours project, co-supervisor, primary supervisor: Dr. Damien Holloway, University of Tasmania (2016) (completed).
  17. George Vafakos, "Modeling of Timber Filled Steel Tubes under Axial Compression", Honours project, co-supervisor, primary supervisor: Dr. Hui Jiao, University of Tasmania (2016) (completed).
  18. Jesse Petrusma, "Buckling Analysis of Dented Steel Circular Hollow Sections under Axial Compression", Honours project, co-supervisor, primary supervisor: Dr. Hui Jiao, University of Tasmania (2015) (completed).
  19. Ali Alsalah, "The Effect of Openings on the Buckling Behaviour of Cylindrical Shells under Compression", Honours project, co-supervisor, primary supervisor: Dr. Damien Holloway, University of Tasmania (2015) (completed).
  20. William Colvin, "Numerical Investigation of Strengthening of Cylindrical Steel Shells", Honours project, co-supervisor, primary supervisor: Dr. Hui Jiao, University of Tasmania (2015) (completed).
  21. Siyamak Alishahi, "Design and Fabrication of Modern Concrete Test Molds", supervisor, PNU University of Urmia (2012–13) (completed).
  22. Salar Baekhtiar, "Design and Fabrication of Modern Slump Test", supervisor, PNU University of Urmia (2012–13) (completed).
  23. Hamed Sadighi, "Experiments on Corrugated Cylindrical Shells under External Pressure", self-funded and independent project, Research student of Urmia University (20–2014) (completed).
  24. Javad Nozohor Garabagh, "Experiments on Corrugated Cylindrical Shells under External Pressure", self-funded and independent project, Research student of PNU University (2013–14) (completed).
  25. Amin Nabati, "Structural Behaviour of Timber-Steel Structures Strengthened with FRP", self-funded and independent project, MEng graduate of Sahand University of Technology (2016–21) (completed).

Teaching

Units & Subject Area

  1. Main lecturer and unit coordinator (convenor) of Structural Analysis, Macquarie University, 2023 - ongoing.
  2. Main lecturer and unit coordinator (convenor) of Design of Steel and Timber Structures, Macquarie University, 2022 - ongoing.
  3. Main lecturer of Structural Mechanics (II), KU Leuven, 2021.
  4. Teaching Assistant, Stress Analysis & Design, The University of Adelaide, 2019.
  5. Master’s students research program (C&S7 group), The University of Adelaide, 2018.
  6. Lecturer in charge for Structural Mechanics (KNE312 & KNE712), University of Tasmania, 2017.
  7. Tutor in charge for Civil Engineering 1 (KNE216), University of Tasmania, 2017.
  8. Lecturer and unit coordinator in charge for Reliability Engineering (KNE240), University of Tasmania’s visiting lecturer at X’ian University of Science and Technology, China, 2016.
  9. Lecturer and unit coordinator in charge for Academic Skills Program, Australia Education Management Group, AEMG’s visiting lecturer at X’ian University of Science and Technology, China, 2016.
  10. Lecturing support, and teaching assistant for Engineering Statics (KNE113), University of Tasmania 2014-2017.
  11. Teaching support for Materials and Manufacturing (KNE210), and Stress Analysis (KNE412), University of Tasmania 2014-2017.
  12. Lecturer and unit coordinator in charge for Concrete Technology and Mix Design, PNU and Kamal Universities 2010-2013.
  13. Lecturer and unit coordinator in charge for Performance of Steel Constructions, Kamal University 2010-2013.
  14. Lecturer and unit coordinator in charge for Technical English for Civil Engineering, and Industrial Engineering, PNU University 2011-2013.
  15. Lecturer and unit coordinator in charge for Design of Steel Structures, PNU and Kamal Universities 2012-2013.
  16. Lecturer and unit coordinator in charge for Construction Equipment, PNU University 2012-2013.

Universities

  1. Macquarie University, Australia (2022).
  2. KU Leuven (2021), Belgium.
  3. The University of Adelaide, Australia (2018–19).
  4. The University of Tasmania, Australia (2014–2017).
  5. Xi'an University of Science & Technology, UTAS’s visiting lecturer, China (2016).
  6. PNU University, Urmia Branch, Iran (2010–13).

 Teaching related achievements

  1. The e-VALUATE score of 90.2%, teaching KNE312 (BEng students), and 90.9% for KNE712 (MEng students). Remark: this led to an offer of a fixed-term contract as a Lecturer Level B at the University of Tasmania.
  2. Distinguished Lecturer Award based on students’ feedback system, PNU University, Urmia, 2013.

Research engagement

Reviewer of the following journals (some since 2013)   

  1. Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE)
  2. Thin-Walled Structures (Elsevier) – Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award
  3. Engineering Structures (Elsevier) – Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award
  4. Composite Structures (Elsevier)
  5. Journal of Constructional Steel Research (Elsevier) – Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award
  6. Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier)
  7. Composites Part B: Engineering (Elsevier)
  8. Ocean Engineering (Elsevier)
  9. Advances in Structural Engineering (SAGE)
  10. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Taylor & Francis)

Research interests

  1. Experimental techniques in Structural Engineering;
  2. 3D printing in construction;
  3. Steel and composite structures (FRP, concrete, timber, etc.);
  4. Design & stability of thin-walled structures;
  5. Buckling Analysis;
  6. Numerical simulations;
  7. Fatigue & cyclic experiments.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil-Structural Engineering, PhD, University of Tasmania

Graduate Certificate (Research), University of Tasmania

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