Personal details

Name
Dr Hossein Derakhshan
Position(s)
Research Fellow (DECRA)
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Discipline *
Civil Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 4072
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD(Civil) (University of Auckland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member of the Masonry Issue Team – ASCE 41 “Seismic Evaluation And Retrofit Of Existing Buildings”
  • Member of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES)
Keywords

Reinforced concrete, Unreinforced masonry, Construction materials, Continuum mechanics, Computational mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Structural dynamics, Earthquake, Seismic retrofit

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Current research areas

  • Concrete and masonry materials and structures, Performance-based design, Fragility and risk evaluation of existing buildings, Earthquake engineering, Seismic retrofit, Continuum  and computational mechanics

Biography

  • LECTURER, Queensland University of Technology (JUL 2018-Present)
  • ARC DISCOVERY EARLY CAREER RESEARCH FELLOW (JUL 2018-Present)
  • POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, University of Adelaide (JUL 2012-JUN 2018)
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, Aurecon, Christchurch (JAN 2011-JUN 2012)

Education

  • UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND, Auckland, New Zealand

PhD – Civil Engineering, 2011; Thesis: Seismic evaluation of out-of-plane loaded unreinforced masonry walls

  • UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, Tehran, Iran

MSc – Civil-Structural, 2003 – Thesis: Study of earthquake wave amplification using time domain boundary element method

  • SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY, Shiraz, Iran

BSc – Civil Engineering, 2000
Major grants

  • ARC DECRA: “Seismic evaluation of nonstructural unreinforced masonry components”; DE180101593; $359.4k; 2018-2020
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC – Research Program: “Cost-Effective Mitigation Strategy Development For Building Related Earthquake Risk – Phase 2”; Chief Investigator-secondary; 2017-2018

Other awards

  • F. Stan Shaw Award, for the best paper published in the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials proceedings, 2016
  • Otto Glogau Award, for the best practice paper published in the Bulletin of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 2015
  • H.W.H. Timber West Best Paper Award, Canadian Masonry Symposium, 2009

Research collaboration and Service

  • I collaborate with leading masonry researchers nationally and internationally
  • I serve as a reviewer for major technical journals and examiner of research theses
This information has been contributed by Dr Hossein Derakhshan.

Teaching

Teaching areas

  • Reinforced concrete design
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics
  • Seismic evaluation and design of masonry buildings

Students have evaluated my teaching competency as 83% and 87%, respectively in 2014 and 2017.

This information has been contributed by Dr Hossein Derakhshan.

Experience

Researcher profile

Masonry testing and analysis

Seismic retrofit

  • Lab-based and in-situ proof testing of seismic retrofit techniques

Industry-linked research (2 year Partnership with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC in collaboration with Geoscience Australia and Universities of Melbourne and Swinburne)

Industrial consultancy experience

  • Jan 2011-Jun 2012: Aurecon (Christchurch, New Zealand); Structural Engineer
This information has been contributed by Dr Hossein Derakhshan.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2018
Details
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2018
Details
Member of ASCE 41 Masonry Subcommittee of Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Reviewer of journal and conference papers
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
F. Stan Shaw Award, for the best paper published in the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials proceedings, 2016
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Otto Glogau Award, for the best practice paper published in the Bulletin of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 2015
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2012
Details
Member of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
H.W.H. Timber West Best Paper Award, Canadian Masonry Symposium, 2009

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Seismic Evaluation of Non-Structural Unreinforced Masonry Components
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE180101593
Start year
2018
Keywords

Supervision

Current supervisions