Dr Ali Kashani is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Concrete and 3D printing and a Churchill Fellow in Construction 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).
|2021 - now||Co-Chair – Cement and concrete working group at Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA)|
|2021 - 2023||NSW Committee member – Concrete Institute of Australia|
|2018 - 2019||Academic member – Net Zero Concrete Industry Working Group|
|2019 - now||Associate Fellow in teaching and learning – the Higher Education Academy (AdvanceHE)|
|2016 - now||Member – Concrete Institute of Australia|
|2014 - now||Member – Australian Society of Rheology|
|2023 - 2024||Guest Editor of Journal of Case Studies in Construction Materials (Q1)|
|2019 - 2021||Guest Editor of Journal of Applied Sciences (Q1) for the special issue of "Microstructures and Materials for Additive Manufacturing"|
|2020 - 2021||Associate Editor of Journal of Frontiers in Built Environment for the special topic of “Materials and Technologies Towards Low-Carbon Concrete’"|
My Research Supervision
|2023 - 2027||Gunja Shah - Design, development, and characterization of low-carbon 3D printable concrete|
|2023 - 2027||Tariq Khondoker - Numerical - experimental study on mechanical behavior of 3D printed functionally graded concrete walls|
|2023 - 2026||Dengyu You - Experimental and Numerical Analysis for Structural Optimisation of 3D Printed Concrete Walls|
|2022 - 2028 (part-time)||Reza Namini - Modelling CO2 transportation and reaction mechanisms to predict concrete durability against carbonation and corrosion|
|2023 - 2026||Rizwan Hameed - CO2 sequestration in low-carbon concretes using steel slag|
|2022 - 2025||Emad Golafshani - Developing a sustainable mix design of concrete containing waste materials using machine learning and metaheuristic optimization algorithms|
|2021 - 2024||Liming Yang (Joint with Dr Sepasgozar) - Nozzle Optimisation for 3D printing Concrete|
|2021 - 2024||Zuobang Yao (joint with Dr Kim) - Beneficiation of mine tailings into concrete binders|
|2019 - 2024||Hamid Bayat - Fibre-reinforced lightweight concrete for 3D printing|
CVEN 4104 'Sustainability in Construction'
CVEN 9731 'Project Management Framework'