Dr Ali Kashani

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: C414
  • Building: Engineering Block C
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • 3D printing, sustainable construction materials, valorisation of recycled materials, composites, geopolymer and lightweight concrete (also rheology, fire-resistant materials, polymers, paint and coatings)

Biography

Dr Alireza (Ali) Kashani is a Research Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne. He has extensive experience in research, development, and commercialization of advanced materials in the construction industry and academia. He is a member of ARC-Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (ARC-CAMPH) under the management of Prof. Priyan Mendis and Prof. Tuan Ngo. His main area of research is developing materials such as concrete, metal and composites for 3D printing (additive manufacturing) of the next generation of structures. His other main area of research is sustainable construction materials including valorisation of municipal wastes such as recovered glass and waste tyre in construction and civil engineering applications, as well as, low carbon concrete and geopolymer concrete. He has been worked as the Project Leader in a few funded projects by government entities and leaders of the construction industry in Australia. His other research interests are concrete rheology, self-compacting concrete, shotcrete, lightweight concrete foam composites and coatings. ResearchGate profile for publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alireza_Kashani2

Recent publications

  1. Tuan, N.; Kashani, A.; Tuan, N.; Bordas, S. Deep neural network with high-order neuron for the prediction of foamed concrete strength. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. WILEY. 2019, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 316-332. DOI: 10.1111/mice.12422
  2. Kashani, A.; Ngo, TD.; Hajimohammadi, A. Effect of recycled glass fines on mechanical and durability properties of concrete foam in comparison with traditional cementitious fines. Cement and Concrete Composites. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 99, pp. 120-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.03.004
  3. Kashani, A.; Ngo, TD.; Mendis, P. The effects of precursors on rheology and self-compactness of geopolymer concrete. Magazine of Concrete Research. ICE PUBLISHING. 2019, Vol. 71, Issue 11, pp. 557-566. DOI: 10.1680/jmacr.17.00495
  4. Nguyen, T.; Ghazlan, A.; Kashani, A.; Bordas, S.; Ngo, T. 3D meso-scale modelling of foamed concrete based on X-ray Computed Tomography. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 188, pp. 583-598. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.08.085
  5. Ngo, TD.; Kashani, A.; Imbalzano, G.; Nguyen, KTQ.; Hui, D. Additive manufacturing (3D printing): A review of materials, methods, applications and challenges. Composites Part B: Engineering. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 143, pp. 172-196. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.02.012
  6. Kashani, A.; Tuan, DN.; Hemachandra, P.; Hajimohammadi, A. Effects of surface treatments of recycled tyre crumb on cement-rubber bonding in concrete composite foam. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 171, pp. 467-473. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.03.163
  7. Walkley, B.; Kashani, A.; Sani, M-A.; Ngo, TD.; Mendis, P. Examination of alkali-activated material nanostructure during thermal treatment. Journal of Materials Science. SPRINGER. 2018, Vol. 53, Issue 13, pp. 9486-9503. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-2270-z
  8. Hajimohammadi, A.; Ngo, T.; Kashani, A. Glass waste versus sand as aggregates: The characteristics of the evolving geopolymer binders. Journal of Cleaner Production. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 193, pp. 593-603. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.086
  9. Kashani, A.; Ngo, TD. Optimisation of mixture properties for 3D printing of geopolymer concrete. ISARC 2018 - 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and International AEC/FM Hackathon: The Future of Building Things. International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). 2018.
  10. Hajimohammadi, A.; Tuan, N.; Kashani, A. Sustainable one-part geopolymer foams with glass fines versus sand as aggregates. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 171, pp. 223-231. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.03.120
  11. Kashani, A.; Ngo, D.; Nguyen, N.; Hajimohammadi, A.; Sinaie, S.; Mendis, P. The effects of surfactants on properties of lightweight concrete foam. Magazine of Concrete Research. ICE Publishing. 2018, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1680/jmacr.18.00242
  12. Kashani, A.; Tuan, DN.; Mendis, P.; Black, JR.; Hajimohammadi, A. A sustainable application of recycled tyre crumbs as insulator in lightweight cellular concrete. Journal of Cleaner Production. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2017, Vol. 149, pp. 925-935. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.154
  13. Hajimohammadi, A.; Ngo, T.; Mendis, P.; Kashani, A.; Van Deventer, JSJ. Alkali activated slag foams: The effect of the alkali reaction on foam characteristics. Journal of Cleaner Production. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2017, Vol. 147, pp. 330-339. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.134
  14. Hajimohammadi, A.; Ngo, T.; Mendis, P.; Nguyen, T.; Kashani, A.; Van Deventer, JSJ. Pore characteristics in one-part mix geopolymers foamed by H2O2: The impact of mix design. Materials & Design. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2017, Vol. 130, pp. 381-391. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.05.084
  15. Kashani, A.; Ngo, TD.; Walkley, B.; Mendis, P. Thermal performance of calcium-rich alkali-activated materials: A microstructural and mechanical study. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2017, Vol. 153, pp. 225-237. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.07.119
  16. Kashani, A.; Provis, JL.; Van Deventer, BBG.; Qiao, GG.; Van Deventer, JSJ. Time-resolved yield stress measurement of evolving materials using a creeping sphere. Rheologica Acta. SPRINGER. 2015, Vol. 54, Issue 5, pp. 365-376. DOI: 10.1007/s00397-015-0839-x
  17. Kashani, A.; Provis, JL.; Xu, J.; Kilcullen, AR.; Qiao, GG.; Van Deventer, JSJ. Effect of molecular architecture of polycarboxylate ethers on plasticizing performance in alkali-activated slag paste. Journal of Materials Science. SPRINGER. 2014, Vol. 49, Issue 7, pp. 2761-2772. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-013-7979-0
  18. Kashani, A.; San Nicolas, R.; Qiao, GG.; Van Deventer, JSJ.; Provis, JL. Modelling the yield stress of ternary cement-slag-fly ash pastes based on particle size distribution. Powder Technology. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2014, Vol. 266, pp. 203-209. DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2014.06.041
  19. Kashani, A.; Provis, JL.; Qiao, GG.; Van Deventer, JSJ. The interrelationship between surface chemistry and rheology in alkali activated slag paste. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2014, Vol. 65, pp. 583-591. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.04.127
  20. Kashani, A.; Provis, JL.; Van Deventer, JSJ. Effect of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Particle Size Distribution on Paste Rheology: A Preliminary Model. Powders and Grains 2013: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media. AMER INST PHYSICS. 2013, Vol. 1542, pp. 1094-1097. DOI: 10.1063/1.481216

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