School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Our team

Academics

NameEmailLocation Phone +61 3
Professor Thomas Baumgartl
(PhD, University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Director
Soil physics and soil mechanics
t.baumgartl@federation.edu.au 4W108 51226112
0421940598
Dr Mauricio Pinheiro
(PhD, University of Calgary, Canada)
Senior Research Fellow, GHERG
Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics
m.pinheiro@federation.edu.au 4W103

51226020
0459667092

Dr Susanga Costa
(PhD, Monash University, Australia)
Lecturer, Geotechnical Engineering
School of Engineering & Information Technology
susanga.costa@federation.edu.au 4N270 51228342
Mr Harpreet Kandra Singh
(PhD, Monash University, Australia)
Lecturer, Water Engineering
School of Engineering & Information Technology
h.kandra@federation.edu.au 4N258 51228216

HDR students

NameEmailLocation Phone +61 3
Ashley Dysona.dyson@federation.edu.au 4W 51228915
Mohsen Ghadrdanm.ghadrdan@federation.edu.au 4W 51226021
Mojtaba Karamim.karami@federation.edu.au 4W 53278592
Sid Rastogi siddharthrastogi@students.federation.edu.au External 0427673961
Tahereh Shaghaghit.shaghaghi@federation.edu.au 4W 51226022

HDR students - Completed projects

Name Project titleLevel Year of completion
Chow Hirunteeyakul
Investigation of groundwater/surface water interactions PhD 2019*
Fatemeh Moein Coal consolidation behaviour PhD 2015
Jack Stipcevich
Coal ash drainage and filter layer for the rehabilitation of open cut mines

MSc

2019*

Kaveh Ranjbar Pouya

Lime stabilisation of an Australian silty clay and its application in construction of excavation retaining walls by cutter soil mixing

PhD

2018

Luke Tatnell

Advanced techniques in measuring residual shear strength parameters of cohesive soils

MSc

2015

Negin Zhalehjoo

Characterisation of the deformation behaviour of unbound granular materials using repeated load triaxial testing

PhD

2018

Tristan Allen

Susceptibility of mine rehabilitation surfaces to mass movement

MSc

2019*

Zhan Tang

Application of pressuremeter testing in open-pit mining

PhD

2018

* expected date of submission of final thesis

Technical support

NameEmailLocation Phone +61 3
Wayne Powrie wayne.powrie@federation.edu.au 4W112 51226594

Administrative support

NameEmailLocation Phone +61 3
Jo Hoppner jo.hoppner@federation.edu.au 4W123 51228324