Faculty of Science and Technology

Soliman, Ahmed (Dr)

Ahmed SolimanHonorary Lecturer

Principal Advisor, Geotechnical - Xstrata Zinc


  • PhD Geotechnical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 2000
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Applied Geology, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, 1996
  • MSc Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1987
  • BSc (Honours degree), Civil Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1981


  • Corporate member, Australian Institution of Engineers
  • Chartered Professional Engineer


  • Open pit stability and soil slope stability
  • Overburden dump and waste rock dump stability
  • Site investigation and advanced in-situ testing
  • Design and construction of tailings dams
  • Management geotechnical projects
  • Advanced laboratory testing
  • Numerical modelling and analysis
  • Earthwork and QA/QC
  • Soil liquefaction
  • Ground improvement
  • Design of shallow and deep foundations


"Brown Coal Open Pit, Yallourn Eastfield, Victoria Flac Modelling: Morwell River Diversion Channel-Southern Batters Buffer Width", A. Soliman, B. Wood and D. Hibberd, Australian Geomechanics Society Journal, Vol 42, No.2, June 2007, pp.87-96

"Millbrook Dam, South Australia - Numerical Modeling of Large Deformations", A. Soliman, M. Coulthard, P. Russell, A. Parsons., Proceedings of the 4th International FLAC Symposium on Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics, Madrid, Spain, 2006.

"Flac: Modelling the past, tool for the future - Millbrook Dam - South Australia"  A. Soliman, M. Coulthard, P. Russell, A. Parsons. Proceedings of the 44th Annual ANCOLD/ NZSOLD Conference, Victoria, Australia, 2004.

"Evaluation of nonlinear elastic soil models using centrifuge tesing" Ahmed Soliman & Martin Fahey.  Proceedings of the 7th Australian-NewZealand Conference on Geomechanics, "Geomechanics in a Changing World" 1996, Adelaide, South Australia.

"Measurement and interpretation of shear modulus in SBP tests in sand" Ahmed Soliman & Martin Fahey.  Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on "The Pressuremeter and Its New Avenues" 1995, Sherbrooke, Canada.

"Measuring the small-strain behaviour of sand in-situ" Martin Fahey & Ahmed A. Soliman. Proceeding of the International Symposium on "Pre-Failure Deformations Characteristics of Geomaterial" 1994, Sapporo, Japan.

"Towards a rational method of predicting settlements of spread footings on sand"; Martin Fahey, PK Robertson & Ahmed A. Soliman. Proceedings of Settlement' 94 "Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments" 1994, Texas, USA.