Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG)

School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Our people

Academics

GHERG comprises a cohort of academic staff with extensive expertise in the field of geotechnical, hydrogeological and environmental engineering.

NameEmailLocation Phone +61 3
Professor Thomas Baumgartl
(PhD, University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Director, GHERG
Soil Physics and Soil Mechanics
t.baumgartl@federation.edu.au 4W108 5122 6112
0421940598
Dr Javad Yaghoubi
(PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Research Fellow, GHERG
Geotechnical Engineering
m.yaghoubi@federation.edu.au 4W122 5122 6052

Adjunct and honorary staff

Our adjunct and honorary staff are external academics who maintain a relationship with GHERG and enrich our work.

NameEmailLocation Phone +61 3
Dr Mauricio Pinheiro
(PhD, University of Calgary, Canada)
Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Stantec (Burnaby, Canada)
mauricio.pinheiro@msn.com External  

HDR students

Our current higher degree research students are undertaking an exciting range of projects.

NameEmailLocation Phone +61 3
Ashley Dysona.dyson@federation.edu.au 4W 5122 8915
Mohsen Ghadrdanm.ghadrdan@federation.edu.au 4W 5122 6021
Mojtaba Karamim.karami@federation.edu.au External  
Sid Rastogisiddharthrastogi@students.federation.edu.au External  
Tahereh Shaghaghit.shaghaghi@federation.edu.au 4W 5122 6022

Read about the completed projects by our HDR graduates.

Technical and administrative support

Our work is made possible by our technical and administrative support staff.

NameEmailLocation Phone +61 3
Wayne Powrie (Technical Support) wayne.powrie@federation.edu.au 4W112 5122 6594
Jo Hoppner (Administrative Support) jo.hoppner@federation.edu.au 4W123 5122 8324

Visiting scholars and collaborators

Our work is greatly enriched by visiting scholars and those we collaborate with in industry, government and the community:

  • Franziska Bucka (Technical University Munich, Germany) (2019)
  • Tabea Klör (University of Marburg, Germany) (2019)
  • Zhiyong Liu, postgraduate student School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra at ADFA (2019)
  • Aurelien Maurie, undergraduate student ENSEGID, France (2019)
  • Quentin Moreau, undergraduate student ENSEGID, France (2019)
  • Evelin Pihlap (Technical University Munich, Germany) (2019)