Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
Senior Lecturer

Dr Asal Bidarmaghz

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Asal Bidarmaghz is a Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney since 2019. Prior to joining UNSW, Asal was working as a Research Associate at the Engineering Department, Cambridge University (2017-2019). She has also worked as a Post Doctoral Reseach Fellow at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne (2015-2017). Asal Received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Geothermal Technologies) from the University of Melbourne in 2015. 

Research Activities:

Asal specializes in ground modelling, geo-energy systems and structures, hydro-thermal characteristics of ground and underground structures synergistically with above ground built environment. Her research concerns large-scale simulation of ground, under/above ground built environment, and uncertainty analysis of geo-energy systems, with specific emphasis on sustainable and resilient utilization of underground structures and geo-energy resources. Asal's research has led to new methods and tools for predicting the ground temperature and groundwater distributions at high resolutions in the presence of underground heat sources and sinks. 

Topics of Interest:

  • Energy geo-structures and geothermal systems, 
  • Investigating the impacts of urbanization on subsurface temperature increase at the city-scale,
  • Uncertainty analysis of large scale subsurface hydro-thermal models.
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Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 5, Room CE502 Kensington Campus
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Bidarmaghz A; Makasis N; Fei W; Narsilio GA, 2023, 'Investigating the Effectiveness of Energy Tunnels in Cooling Underground Substations', in Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics, Springer International Publishing, pp. 593 - 600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-12851-6_70
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Narsilio G; Soga K, 2021, 'Impacts of underground climate change on urban geothermal potential: Lessons learnt from a case study in London', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146196

Working as an external Collaborator with:

  • Energy Efficient Cities initiatives (EECi), Engineering Department, Cambridge University,
  • Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC),
  • The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK.