I graduated in 2003 from Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran; Iran where later I got a Master of Science Degree in Geotechnical Engineering in 2006. I worked as a geotechnical engineer on design and testing of core and filter of embankment dams in Iran while doing my research on Internal Erosion of Embankment Dam Foundations.
In 2011; I graduated with a PhD in Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) where I was awarded the Vice Chancellor Scholarship for the duration of my studies. I worked as a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology from 2011 until February 2015. During these years I focused on research in field of pavement geotechnics, ground improvement and advanced soil and pavement testing. I developed an interest in Sustainable Geotechnics particularly in application of recycled material in geotechnical engineering applications.
As an Early Career Researcher I have an outstanding track record delivering research outcomes through my success in state government grants, industry grants, refereed publications, and awards.
Since 2011, I have been involved as a Chief Investigator in 9 research projects and I am the lead investigator and project leader in 7 of these projects. My research has led to significant end-user benefits along with benefits to the wider community in terms of knowledge development, field usage of research outputs and development of new specifications and guidelines towards using recycled waste materials in road work applications.
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DEM modelling to assess internal stability of gap-graded assemblies of spherical particles under various relative densities, fine contents and gap ratios
M Ahmadi, T Shire, A Mehdizadeh, M Disfani
Journal article | 2020 | Computers and Geotechnics
It is believed that the relative density (Dr) can affect the internal stability of the gap-graded soils and hence the erosion of t..
Performance evaluation of semi-flexible permeable pavements under cyclic loads
M Miri Disfani, A Mohammadinia, GA Narsilio, L Aye
Journal article | 2020 | International Journal of Pavement Engineering
Traditional permeable pavements are constructed with rigid aggregates and have low load-bearing capacity. The crack development du..
Network analysis of heat transfer in sphere packings
Wenbin Fei, Guillermo A Narsilio, Joost H van der Linden, Mahdi M Disfani
Journal article | 2020 | Powder Technology
Porosity-dependent models can be used to predict the effective thermal conductivity (ETC) of particulate materials. However, they ..
Impact Response Behaviour of Gabion Cells Filled with Different Cushion Materials
JS Perera, NTK Lam, MM Disfani, E Gad
Conference Proceedings | 2020 | PROCEEDINGS OF THE 25TH AUSTRALASIAN CONFERENCE ON MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS (ACMSM25)
Dwellings constructed in mountainous areas can be vulnerable to rockfall hazards. Reinforced concrete barriers and rocksheds can b..
Quantifying the impact of rigid interparticle structures on heat transfer in granular materials using networks
Wenbin Fei, Guillermo A Narsilio, Joost H van der Linden, Mandi M Disfani
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Coordination number can be used to quantify the particle connectivity and deformability of a granular material. However, it is a l..
Utilization of Alkali-Activated Fly Ash for Construction of Deep Mixed Columns in Loose Sands
Alireza Mohammadinia, Mahdi M Disfani, David Conomy, Arul Arulrajah, Suksun Horpibulsuk, Stephen Darmawan
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Results of optimization of an alternative alkali-activated binder (AAB) system based on two industrial waste products found in abu..
Impact of suffusion on the cyclic and post-cyclic behaviour of an internally unstable soil
A Mehdizadeh, MM Disfani, R Evans, A Arulrajah
Journal article | 2019 | Géotechnique Letters
Suffusion is defined as the migration of fine particles caused by seepage flow through pre-existing pores of a soil structure made..
Collapse and Swell of Lime Stabilized Expansive Clays in Void Ratio-Moisture Ratio-Net Stress Space
Asmaa Al-Taie, Mahdi Disfani, Robert Evans, Arul Arulrajah
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Geomechanics
The swell-collapse mechanism of residual basaltic clay in both untreated and stabilized with lime conditions was investigated. For..
Micro scale study of internal erosion using 3d x-ray tomography
A Mehdizadeh, MM Disfani
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Scour and Erosion IX - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2018
© 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Internal erosion is held to be one of the main reasons for embankment dams’ failure and has..
Application Of Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor In Mini Pile Performance And Behaviour Monitoring
chin Tsang, Amirhassan Mehdizadeh, Guillermo Narsilio, mahdi Miri Disfani
Conference Proceedings | 2019
Fibre Bragg grating (FBG) sensor technology has been recognised as a reliable strain sensing system in geotechnical engineering du..
Collapse Prediction Using Static Compaction Curves for Untreated and Treated Basaltic Expansive Clays
Asmaa Al-Taie, Mahdi Disfani, Robert Evans, Arul Arulrajah, Suksun Horpibulsuk
Conference Proceedings | 2017
This paper presents a new method in assessing collapse potential of an unsaturated compacted expansive clay as well as same expans..
Application of semi-rigid composite permeable pavements in road network
A Mohammadinia, M Miri Disfani, undefined Narsilio, undefined Hemachandra, L Aye
Conference Proceedings | 2017 | Geotechnical Innovations and Challenges for Transport Infrastructure
Use of Permeable Paving Systems (PPS) in road transport networks has been gaining more attention due to benefits such as minimisin..
Closure to "Experimental study on contact erosion failure in pavement embankment with dispersive clay" by S. Premkumar, J. Piratheepan, A. Arulrajah, M. Disfani, and P. Rajeev
S Premkumar, J Piratheepan, A Arulrajah, M Disfani, P Rajeev
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Changes to Grain Properties due to Breakage in a Sand Assembly using Synchrotron Tomography
T Afshar, M Disfani, G Narsilio, A Arulrajah
Conference Proceedings | 2017 | EPJ Web of Conferences
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017. Grain breakage is of paramount importance for understanding the behaviour of granu..
Stabilization of Demolition Materials for Pavement Base/Subbase Applications Using Fly Ash and Slag Geopolymers: Laboratory Investigation
Alireza Mohammadinia, Arul Arulrajah, Jay Sanjayan, Mahdi M Disfani, Myint Win Bo, Stephen Darmawan
Journal article | 2016 | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Discussion of "Development of an Internal Camera-Based Volume Determination System for Triaxial Testing" by S. E. Salazar, A. Barnes, and R. A. Coffman. The Technical Note Was Published in Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2015. [DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20140249]
Amirhassan Mehdizadeh, Mahdi M Disfani, Robert Evans, Arul Arulrajah, DEL Ong
Journal article | 2016 | Geotechnical Testing Journal
Pullout mechanism of the bearing reinforcement embedded in claystone soil of Mae Moh mine
S Horpibulsuk, A Udomchai, A Joongklang, N Mavong, P Nikompakdi, A Arulrajah, M MIRI DISFANI
Conference Proceedings | 2015 | 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015: New Innovations and Sustainability
Field monitoring of seasonal ground movements in expansive soils in Melbourne
AMAN Karunarathne, S Sivanerupan, EF Gad, MM Disfani, JL Wilson, J Li
Conference Proceedings | 2014 | Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Finalist for The Australian Innovation Challenge
Highly Commended Award for Excellence in Research and Education
Winner Post–Graduate Student Prize (Physical Science)
Victorian Chapter Committee Member
Australian Geomechanics Society
Professional Geotechnical Engineer
Institution of Engineers, Australia
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Royal Society of Victoria
Amirkabir University of Technology
Amirkabir University of Technology
Learning and Teaching
Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology