School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Dr Sam Hashemi

Name Dr Sam Hashemi  
Position Title Lecturer
Campus Gippsland
Room 4N271
Phone +613 51228978

Research interests

  • Numerical modelling of particulate materials by Discrete Element Method (DEM)
  • Using recycled materials such as carpet waste fibres and paper Mill Sludge in ground improvement
  • Study the behaviour of cemented sands by laboratory experimental methods
  • Effect of pile driving on adjacent residential building by numerical simulation (FDM)
  • Optimising the use of fly ash in Cemented Paste Backfill (CPB) design
  • Borehole stability analysis in poorly cemented granular formations
  • Optimising the direct geothermal energy heating and cooling systems

Short biography

Dr Sam Hashemi is a lecturer in the field of civil and geotechnical engineering at the Gippsland Campus. Before joining FedUni, Sam used to work at CQ University as a lecturer. He received his PhD from the University of Adelaide. Dr Hashemi is the first and corresponding author of several papers in A* and A journals (ERA ranking) and conferences. Besides his academic background, Sam also has more than 7 years of industry work experience where he worked on different construction and oil and gas projects as a Senior Civil Engineer. Dr Hashemi received several research grants and awards during his career in Australia, such as Joint Research Engagement Engineering Cadetship Grant, Deep Exploration Technologies CRC, etc.


  • B.Sc in Civil and Structural Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  • M.Sc in Geotechnical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Graduate research supervisions

PhD Students: Mr Jun Heo
Institution: The University of Adelaide
Project title: Effect of different in situ stress paths on wellbore convergence in poorly cemented formations

Teaching areas

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Soil mechanics
  • Building materials and construction
  • Capstone structural and geotechnical design
  • Design and project management
  • Engineering statics

Extended research profile