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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics
  • Recycled and waste materials in geotechnical applications
  • Transport infrastructures
  • Pavement engineering

Available to supervise research students

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About Ehsan Yaghoubi

Dr Ehsan Yaghoubi is a lecturer in Civil Engineering with the College of Engineering & Science.

Prior to this, Ehsan was a Geotechnical Engineer at Coffey (Melbourne). He holds a PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) where he was awarded the Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Scholarship for the duration of his studies, and holds an MSc degree in Highway and Transportation Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (Iran).

Ehsan has more than 10 years of extensive experience in teaching, research and practice in the area of highway and geotechnical engineering. He has contributed to more than 40 infrastructure projects in Australia with a range of responsibilities including project management, design, and supervision of geotechnical investigations.

He has authored more than 20 technical reports including:

  • Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal (Area 1) Geotechnical Report for Level Crossing Removal Authority
  • Inland Rail Project (T2A Section) Geotechnical Report for Australian Rail Track Corporation and KBR
  • Pavement Assessment & Design of Various Roads for South Western Alliance (VicRoads)

Ehsan’s research focuses on the areas of unsaturated soil mechanics, recycled and waste materials in geotechnical applications and road pavement materials. He has published several papers in top-ranked geotechnical journals and presented in several high reputation conferences.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, 2018
  • MSc, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, 2009
  • BSc, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, 2006

Key publications

Year Citation
2022 Yaghoubi, E., Disfani, M. M., Arulrajah, A., Kodikara, J., & Al-Taie, A. (220101). Hydro-Mechanical Behavior of Unsaturated Unbound Pavement Materials Under Repeated and Static Loading (pp. 377-390).

doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-77238-3_28

2022 Al-Taie, A., Disfani, M. M., Evans, R., Arulrajah, A., & Yaghoubi, E. (220101). Impact of Lime Stabilization on Swelling and Soil Water Retention Behavior of Expansive Subgrade (pp. 769-780).

doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-77230-7_58

Year Citation
2020 Yaghoubi, E., AL-TAIE, A., Fragomeni, S., Gmehling, E., & Trikha, S. (201118). Blends of recycled materials as sustainable alternatives for backfilling sewer trenches In Lochaden, A. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at Sustainable Geotechnics - Excellence in Planning, Design and Construction. Australia: 2020 Australian Geomechanics Society.

Year Citation
2022 Naserisafavi, N., Yaghoubi, E., & Sharma, A. K. (220101). Alternative water supply systems to achieve the net zero water use goal in high-density mixed-use buildings. Sustainable Cities and Society, 76

doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103414

2021 Yaghoubi, E., Yaghoubi, M., Guerrieri, M., & Sudarsanan, N. (211004). Improving expansive clay subgrades using recycled glass: Resilient modulus characteristics and pavement performance. Construction and Building Materials, 302

doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.124384

2021 Yaghoubi, E., Sudarsanan, N., & Arulrajah, A. (210901). Stress-strain response analysis of demolition wastes as aggregate base course of pavements. Transportation Geotechnics, 30

doi: 10.1016/j.trgeo.2021.100599

2021 Yaghoubi, E., M., Disfani., Arulrajah, A., & Al-Taie, A. (210601). A prediction model for the loading-wetting volumetric behavior of unsaturated granular materials. Soils and Foundations, 61(3), (623-641).

doi: 10.1016/j.sandf.2021.01.012

2021 Al-Taie, A., Disfani, M., & Yaghoubi, E. (210201). Suitability of swelling and collapse theory proposed based on virgin compression surface. Soils and Foundations, 61(1), (113-128).

doi: 10.1016/j.sandf.2020.11.003

2021 Ghorbani, B., Yaghoubi, E., & Arulrajah, A. (210101). Thermal and mechanical characteristics of recycled concrete aggregates mixed with plastic wastes: experimental investigation and mathematical modeling. Acta Geotechnica,

doi: 10.1007/s11440-021-01370-y

2020 Yaghoubi, E., Arulrajah, A., Yaghoubi, M., & Horpibulsuk, S. (200720). Shear strength properties and stress-strain behavior of waste foundry sand. Construction and Building Materials, 249

doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118761

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Blends of 100% recycled materials for construction of sustainable slab and pavement systems suitable for the West of Melbourne. 
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Prof Salvatore Fragomeni, Dr Piyal wasantha Pallewela liyanage, Aspr Maurice Guerrieri, Dr Rudi Van staden
For period: 2021-2022
$1,837,000

Recycled Materials Blend to Improve the Life of Sewer Pipes
From: Sustainability Victoria
Other investigators: Prof Salvatore Fragomeni
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor
1 PhD Principal supervisor
1 Master of Research Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Principal supervisor
Master of Research (1) Principal supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Mar 2019 - Present
Lecturer
Victoria University
Jan 2014 - Oct 2016
Academic Tutor and Research Assistant
Swinburne University of Technology
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Mar 2019 -
Present
Lecturer
Victoria University
Jan 2014 -
Oct 2016
Academic Tutor and Research Assistant
Swinburne University of Technology

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Sep 2017 - Mar 2019
Geotechnical Engineer
Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, Melbourne
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Laboratory Manager and Geotechnical Engineer
Bamford Rock Testing Services, Melbourne
Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
Senior Highway Engineer
ORB Consulting Engineers, Iran
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Sep 2017 - Mar 2019
Geotechnical Engineer
Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, Melbourne
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Laboratory Manager and Geotechnical Engineer
Bamford Rock Testing Services, Melbourne
Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
Senior Highway Engineer
ORB Consulting Engineers, Iran

Awards

Year Award
2013

Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award - Swinburne University of Technology

Professional memberships

  • Member, Institute of Engineers Australia
  • Member, Australian Geomechanics Society
  • Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Reviewer, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering