Ali Kashani

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sustainable Construction Automation and 3D Printing - Churchill Fellow
Lecturer

Dr Ali Kashani is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sustainable Construction and Churchill Fellow in Construction Automation and 3D Printing with extensive experience in research, development, and commercialisation of advanced and sustainable construction materials. One of his research area is 'Construction Automation' via development of novel high-performance materials and techniques for robot-aimed construction including 3D printing. His other main area of research is sustainable construction materials for 'Circular Economy' including wastes valorisation, carbon capturing and mineralisation, low-carbon construction materials, sustainable concrete, and alkali-activated materials (geopolymers).

Journal articles
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Karunarathna S; Linforth S; Kashani A; Liu X; Ngo T, 2021, 'Effect of recycled rubber aggregate size on fracture and other mechanical properties of structural concrete', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128230
2021
Gupta S; Kashani A, 2021, 'Utilization of biochar from unwashed peanut shell in cementitious building materials – Effect on early age properties and environmental benefits', Fuel Processing Technology, vol. 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2021.106841
2021
Gupta S; Kashani A; Mahmood AH; Han T, 2021, 'Carbon sequestration in cementitious composites using biochar and fly ash – Effect on mechanical and durability properties', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 291, pp. 123363 - 123363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123363
2021
Gupta S; Krishnan P; Kashani A; Kua HW, 2020, 'Application of biochar from coconut and wood waste to reduce shrinkage and improve physical properties of silica fume-cement mortar', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 262, pp. 120688 - 120688, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.120688
2020
Kashani A; Ngo TD; Nguyen TN; Hajimohammadi A; Sinaie S; Mendis P, 2020, 'The effects of surfactants on properties of lightweight concrete foam', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol. 72, pp. 163 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.18.00242
2020
Kashani A; Ngo TD; Hajimohammadi A, 2019, 'Effect of recycled glass fines on mechanical and durability properties of concrete foam in comparison with traditional cementitious fines', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 99, pp. 120 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.03.004
2019
Kashani A; Ngo TD; Mendis P, 2019, 'The effects of precursors on rheology and self-compactness of geopolymer concrete', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol. 71, pp. 557 - 566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.17.00495
2019
Sinaie S; Ngo TD; Kashani A; Whittaker AS, 2019, 'Simulation of cellular structures under large deformations using the material point method', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 134, pp. 103385 - 103385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2019.103385
2019
Nguyen T; Kashani A; Ngo T; Bordas S, 2019, 'Deep neural network with high-order neuron for the prediction of foamed concrete strength', Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, vol. 34, pp. 316 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mice.12422
2019
Kashani A; Ngo TD; Nguyen TN; Hajimohammadi A; Sinaie S; Mendis P, 2018, 'The effects of surfactants on properties of lightweight concrete foam', Magazine of Concrete Research, pp. 1 - 10
2018
Kashani A; Ngo TD; Hemachandra P; Hajimohammadi A, 2018, 'Effects of surface treatments of recycled tyre crumb on cement-rubber bonding in concrete composite foam', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 171, pp. 467 - 473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.03.163
2018
Hajimohammadi A; Ngo T; Kashani A, 2018, 'Glass waste versus sand as aggregates: The characteristics of the evolving geopolymer binders', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 193, pp. 593 - 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.086
2018
Walkley B; Kashani A; Sani MA; Ngo TD; Mendis P, 2018, 'Examination of alkali-activated material nanostructure during thermal treatment', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 53, pp. 9486 - 9503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-018-2270-z
2018
Hajimohammadi A; Ngo T; Kashani A, 2018, 'Sustainable one-part geopolymer foams with glass fines versus sand as aggregates', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 171, pp. 223 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.03.120
2018
Nguyen T; Ghazlan A; Kashani A; Bordas S; Ngo T, 2018, '3D meso-scale modelling of foamed concrete based on X-ray Computed Tomography', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 188, pp. 583 - 598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.08.085
2018
Ngo TD; Kashani A; Imbalzano G; Nguyen KTQ; Hui D, 2018, 'Additive manufacturing (3D printing): A review of materials, methods, applications and challenges', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 143, pp. 172 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.02.012
2018
Hajimohammadi A; Ngo T; Mendis P; Nguyen T; Kashani A; van Deventer JSJ, 2017, 'Pore characteristics in one-part mix geopolymers foamed by H2O2: The impact of mix design', Materials & Design, vol. 130, pp. 381 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.05.084
2017
Kashani A; Ngo TD; Walkley B; Mendis P, 2017, 'Thermal performance of calcium-rich alkali-activated materials: A microstructural and mechanical study', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 153, pp. 225 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.07.119
2017
Kashani A; Ngo TD; Mendis P; Black JR; Hajimohammadi A, 2017, 'A sustainable application of recycled tyre crumbs as insulator in lightweight cellular concrete', Journal of cleaner production, vol. 149, pp. 925 - 935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.154
2017
Hajimohammadi A; Ngo T; Mendis P; Kashani A; van Deventer JSJ, 2017, 'Alkali activated slag foams: the effect of the alkali reaction on foam characteristics', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 147, pp. 330 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.134
2017
Kashani A; Provis JL; van Deventer BBG; Qiao GG; van Deventer JSJ, 2015, 'Time-resolved yield stress measurement of evolving materials using a creeping sphere', Rheologica Acta, vol. 54, pp. 365 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00397-015-0839-x
2015
Kashani A; Provis JL; Xu J; Kilcullen AR; Qiao GG; Van Deventer JSJ, 2014, 'Effect of molecular architecture of polycarboxylate ethers on plasticizing performance in alkali-activated slag paste', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 49, pp. 2761 - 2772, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-013-7979-0
2014
Kashani A; Provis JL; Qiao GG; Van Deventer JSJ, 2014, 'The interrelationship between surface chemistry and rheology in alkali activated slag paste', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 65, pp. 583 - 591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.04.127
2014
Kashani A; San Nicolas R; Qiao GG; van Deventer JSJ; Provis JL, 2014, 'Modelling the yield stress of ternary cement-slag-fly ash pastes based on particle size distribution', Powder Technology, vol. 266, pp. 203 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2014.06.041
2014
Ramezanzadeh B; Moradian S; Yari H; Kashani A; Niknahad M, 2012, 'The effect of basecoat pigmentation on the scratch resistance and weathering performance of an acrylicmelamine basecoat/clearcoat automotive finish', Tribology International, vol. 47, pp. 77 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2011.10.016
2012
Yari H; Moradian S; Ramezanzadeh B; Kashani A; Niknahad M, 2012, 'The influence of basecoat pigmentation on chemical structure and surface topology of automotive clearcoats during weathering', Progress in Organic Coatings, vol. 75, pp. 420 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2012.07.002
2012
Yari H; Moradian S; Ramazanzade B; Kashani A; Tahmasebi N, 2009, 'The effect of basecoat pigmentation on mechanical properties of an automotive basecoat/clearcoat system during weathering', Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 94, pp. 1281 - 1289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2009.04.008
2009
Reports
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Kashani A, 2020, Digital Construction and 3D Printing, https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellow/alireza-kashani-vic-2018/
2020
Book Chapters
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Kashani A; Ngo T, 2020, '3 Production and placement of self-compacting concrete', in Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications, pp. 65 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-817369-5.00003-9
2020
Kashani A; Ngo T, 2019, 'Production and placement of self-compacting concrete', in Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications, pp. 65 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-817369-5.00003-9
2019
Conference Papers
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Kashani A; Ngo T, 2019, 'Sustainable applications of municipal wastes in concrete', in FIB 2018 - Proceedings for the 2018 fib Congress: Better, Smarter, Stronger, pp. 3748 - 3758
2019
Kashani A; Ngo TD, 2018, 'Optimisation of mixture properties for 3D printing of geopolymer concrete', in ISARC 2018 - 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things, http://dx.doi.org/10.22260/isarc2018/0037
2018
Kashani A; Provis JL; van Deventer JSJ, 2013, 'Effect of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Particle Size Distribution on Paste Rheology: A Preliminary Model', in Yu A; Dong K; Yang R; Luding S (eds.), POWDERS AND GRAINS 2013, AMER INST PHYSICS, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, pp. 1094 - 1097, presented at 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media (Powders and Grains), Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 08 July 2013 - 12 July 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.481216
2013
Kashani A; Provis JL; Van Deventer JSJ, 2013, 'Effect of ground granulated blast furnace slag particle size distribution on paste rheology: A preliminary model', in AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 1094 - 1097, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4812126
2013
Kashani A; Provis JL; Xu J; Kilcullen A; Duxson P; Qiao GG; Van Deventer JSJ, 2012, 'Effects of different polycarboxylate ether structures on the rheology of alkali-activated slag binders', in American Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication, pp. 279 - 289
2012
  • Churchill Fellowship for 3D printing of houses sponsored by AVJennings

Selected major grants:

1. Alireza Kashani, Taehwan Kim, and Stephen Foster  Development of Sustainable Concrete with Glass Waste Mixes  An Innovation Connection Grant by XL Concrete and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

2. Tuan Ngo and Alireza Kashani   Demonstration and developing VicRoads’ specification for use of waste glass in concrete  Funded through a competitive R&D scheme of Sustainability Victoria in partnership with Level Crossing Removal Authority, KBR, John Holland, Hanson, and VicRoads 

3. Tuan Ngo and Alireza Kashani  Impact-resistant concrete safety road barrier with recycled tyre  Funded through a competitive R&D scheme of Tyre Stewardship Australia in partnership with Saferoads and VicRoads 

4. Tuan Ngo, Alireza Kashani, and Ailar Hajimohammadi  A novel application of recycled glass in lightweight concrete  Funded through a Competitive R&D scheme of Sustainability Victoria in partnership with PrefabAUS 

5. Tuan Ngo and Alireza Kashani  Novel applications of recycled tyre in lightweight composite sandwich panels  Funded through a competitive R&D scheme of Tyre Stewardship Australia in partnership with PrefabAUS 

Sustainability in Construction

Waste valorisation and circular economy

Carbon capturing and minerlisation

Construction 3D printing

Construction Automation

Geopolymer concrete

CVEN 4104 'Sustainability in Construction'

CVEN 9731 'Project Management Framework'