Researcher

Dr Ali Kashani

My Expertise

Sustainability in Construction

Waste valorisation and circular economy

Carbon utilisation and minerlisation

Construction 3D printing

Low-carbon Concrete

Geopolymer concrete

 

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Construction Materials, Construction Engineering

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Biography

Dr Ali Kashani leads pioneering research in sustainable and low-carbon concrete and cementitious materials tailored for the construction and mining industries. His primary focus revolves around the development of innovative high-performance materials and techniques for robot-aided construction, particularly in the realm of 3D printing. Another significant aspect of Dr. Kashani's research lies in sustainable concrete applications aligned with...view more

Dr Ali Kashani leads pioneering research in sustainable and low-carbon concrete and cementitious materials tailored for the construction and mining industries. His primary focus revolves around the development of innovative high-performance materials and techniques for robot-aided construction, particularly in the realm of 3D printing. Another significant aspect of Dr. Kashani's research lies in sustainable concrete applications aligned with the principles of the 'Circular Economy.' His work encompasses waste valorisation, carbon capture and mineralization, and alkali-activated materials (geopolymers).

Dr. Kashani has led and participated in multiple research projects, securing substantial funding from both government entities and private industries, amounting to a total of approximately $7 million. His research outcome includes a patent and over 100 publications, garnering an impressive citation count of about 10,000. Dr. Kashani received prestigious awards such as the National Award for 'Excellence in Concrete' in Technology and Innovation from the Concrete Institute of Australia. Additionally, his expertise has been recognized through a Churchill Fellowship for Digital Construction and 3D Printing. His groundbreaking research has been featured in mainstream media outlets, including articles in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Fifth State.

Beyond his research endeavours, Dr. Kashani actively participates in professional community engagement. He serves as the Co-Chair of the cement and concrete working group at the Materials Embodied Carbon Leaders Alliance (MECLA) and has previously been a committee member of the Concrete Institute of Australia in New South Wales. His commitment to fostering innovation is evident in his role as a judge for the Cement, Concrete, Aggregates Australia (CCAA) Innovation Awards. Moreover, he contributes his expertise as a senior committee member of The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems, and Structures (RILEM), along with active involvement in various ASTM committees. Dr. Kashani has further demonstrated his leadership by establishing the Innovative Decarbonised Infrastructure initiative at UNSW.


My Awards

National Award of Excellence in Concrete - Technology and Innovation by Concrete Institute of Australia for the first 3D-printed house (joint with Contour 3D and Group Architects)

NSW Award of Excellence in Concrete - Technology and Innovation by Concrete Institute of Australia for the first 3D-printed house (joint with Contour 3D and Group Architects)

UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Values in Action Awards (nominee)

Churchill Fellowship for Digital Construction and 3D Printing sponsored by AVJennings and awarded by Winston Churchill Memorial Trust


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

I will not be taking any new higher degree research (HDR) including PhD students until further notice. Please do not email in this regard.


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My Teaching

CVEN 4104 'Sustainability in Construction'

CVEN 9731 'Project Management Framework'

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Location

Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 2, Room CE204

Contact

(+61 2) 9385 5766
(+61 2) 9385 6139

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