Dr Ali Kashani
Senior Lecturer

Dr Ali Kashani

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Ali Kashani is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) 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).

Phone
(+61 2) 9385 5766
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 2, Room CE204
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Mahmood AH; Kashani A, 2022, 'Recycled glass as a concrete component', in Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management, Elsevier, pp. 187 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-821730-6.00015-2
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Kashani A, 2021, 'Influence of precursors on rheology of alkali-activated materials', in Handbook of advances in Alkali-activated Concrete, Woodhead Publishing
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Mahmood AH; Kashani A, 2021, 'Recycled glass as a concrete component: Possibilities and challenges', in Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management: Recycled and Artificial Aggregate, Innovative Eco-friendly Binders, and Life Cycle Assessment, pp. 187 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-821730-6.00015-2
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Kashani A; Ngo T, 2020, '3 Production and placement of self-compacting concrete', in Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications, Elsevier, pp. 65 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-817369-5.00003-9
    Book Chapters | 2019
    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
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Arashpour M; Golafshani EM; Parthiban R; Lamborn J; Kashani A; Li H; Farzanehfar P, 2022, 'Predicting individual learning performance using machine-learning hybridized with the teaching-learning-based optimization', Computer Applications in Engineering Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cae.22572
    Journal articles | 2022
    Golafshani EM; Kashani A, 2022, 'Modeling the compressive strength of concrete containing waste glass using multi-objective automatic regression', Neural Computing and Applications, vol. 34, pp. 17107 - 17127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00521-022-07360-9
    Journal articles | 2022
    Gupta S; Kashani A; Mahmood AH, 2022, 'Carbon sequestration in engineered lightweight foamed mortar – Effect on rheology, mechanical and durability properties', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126383
    Journal articles | 2022
    Karunarathna S; Ngo T; Linforth S; Kashani A; Liu X; Lu G; Ruan D, 2022, 'Evaluation of the effect of recycled rubber aggregate size on concrete for sustainable applications of rubberised concrete in impact resistant structures: Experimental and numerical study', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133648
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mahmood AH; Afroz S; Kashani A; Kim T; Foster SJ, 2022, 'The efficiency of recycled glass powder in mitigating the alkali-silica reaction induced by recycled glass aggregate in cementitious mortars', Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, vol. 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-022-01989-7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mohammadi Golafshani E; Kashani A; Kim T; Arashpour M, 2022, 'Concrete chloride diffusion modelling using marine creatures-based metaheuristic artificial intelligence', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 374, pp. 134021 - 134021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.134021
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang T; Nicolas RS; Kashani A; Ngo T, 2022, 'Sustainable utilisation of low-grade and contaminated waste glass fines as a partial sand replacement in structural concrete', Case Studies in Construction Materials, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2021.e00794
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2021
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mohammadi Golafshani E; Arashpour M; Kashani A, 2021, 'Green mix design of rubbercrete using machine learning-based ensemble model and constrained multi-objective optimization', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.129518
    Journal articles | 2021
    Shahmirzadi MR; Gholampour A; Kashani A; Ngo TD, 2021, 'Shrinkage behavior of cementitious 3D printing materials: Effect of temperature and relative humidity', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.104238
    Journal articles | 2020
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2019
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2018
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2017
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2015
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2014
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2012
    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
    Journal articles | 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
    Journal articles | 2009
    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
  • Reports | 2020
    Kashani A, 2020, Digital Construction and 3D Printing, https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellow/alireza-kashani-vic-2018/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    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
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kashani A, 2018, 'Sustainable applications of municipal wastes in concrete', in fib Symposium, pp. 3748 - 3758
    Conference Papers | 2018
    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
    Conference Papers | 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
    Conference Papers | 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 Yu A; Dong K; Yang R; Luding S (eds.), POWDERS AND GRAINS 2013, AMER INST PHYSICS, AUSTRALIA, Sydney, pp. 1094 - 1097, presented at 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media (Powders and Grains), AUSTRALIA, Sydney, 08 July 2013 - 12 July 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.481216
    Conference Papers | 2012
    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

Selected major grants:

- Ali Kashani  Developing a mortar for 3D printing using a gantry system  Direct research contract funded by Contour 3D

- Ali 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

- Tuan Ngo and Ali 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 

- Tuan Ngo and Ali 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 

- Tuan Ngo, Ali 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 

- Tuan Ngo and Ali 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 

  • Churchill Fellowship for 3D printing of houses sponsored by AVJennings

2021 - now

Chair – Cement and concrete working group at Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA)

2021 - now 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

 

2019 - 2021

Guest Editor of Journal of Applied Sciences (Q1, IF: 2.217) 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

PhD students

 

2022 - 2026

Reza Namini – Modelling CO2 transportation and reaction mechanisms to predict concrete durability against carbonation and corrosion

2022 - 2025

 

Mohammad Farjad Iqbal – Optimization and modelling of sustainable geopolymer concrete for 3 D printing: digital construction practice

2022 - 2025

 

Rizwan Hameed – CO2 sequestration in low-carbon concretes

2022 - 2025

 

Emad Golafshani – Developing a sustainable mix design of concrete containing waste materials using machine learning and metaheuristic optimization algorithms

2021 - 2024

Zuobang Yao (joint with Dr Kim) – Shrinkage behaviour of 3D printing alkali-activated materials

2019 - 2023

Hamid Bayat  – Fibre-reinforced lightweight concrete for 3D printing

2018 - 2022

Mohsen Rezaei (co-supervisor) –  Mixture Optimisation, Shrinkage Behaviour & Structural Integrity of 3D printed structure

2018 - 2022

Tianchun (Echo) Wang (co-supervisor) –  Utilization of waste glass fines in concrete and evaluation of its alkali-silica reaction

2018 - 2022

Sachinthani Ayesha Karunarathna (co-supervisor) –  A sustainable application of waste tyre in concrete road barriers

 

 

 

My Teaching

CVEN 4104 'Sustainability in Construction'

CVEN 9731 'Project Management Framework'