PhD (Geotechnical Engineering), UNSW 2012
MSc (Geotechnical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology 2005
BSc (Civil Engineering), Sharif University of Technology 2003
Dr Arman Khoshghalb is a Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney. He joined the academic staff of the School in 2012.
Nasser Khalili; Arman Khoshghalb; Bernhard Schrefler 2019-2021. ARC Discovery Project, "Non-isothermal dynamic strain localisation in unsaturated porous media", $298,257
Adrian Russell; Nasser Khalili; GaoFeng Zhao; Arman Khoshghalb; Scott Sloan; Georgios Kouretzis; Buddhima Indraratna; Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn; Mark Cassidy; Christophe Gaudin; David Williams; Alexander Scheuermann. ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2015. With the University of Newcastle; University of Wollongong; The University of Western Australia; The University of Queensland. “An earthquake shaking table to investigate soil-structure interactions.”, $320,000
Nasser Khalili; Arman Khoshghalb; John Rubsov 2014-2017. ARC Linkage Project Grant together with Roads and Maritime Services. "Experimental investigation and constitutive modelling of weak rocks subject to mechanical and moisture degradation", $314,280
"IACMAG Excellent Paper Award" from The International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 2017.
"Research Excellence Award" from the The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW, 2012.
His main area of research is numerical modelling of multi-phase porous media. He has developed a Meshfree based computer program (in FORTRAN) for the coupled analysis of flow and deformation in unsaturated soils including large deformations and hydraulic hysteresis. The formulation and the program he has developed can be used for modelling existing Geotechnical structures like earth dams and natural/manmade slopes. His other research concerns dynamics and micro-mechanics of unsaturated soils, and characterisation of soil water retention curve (SWRC) in deformable soils.
His areas of interest include the following research topics:
He teaches the following Geotechnical Engineering courses to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students: