ali.firoozi

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Dr. Ali Firoozi
Title
Dr
Firstname
Ali
Lastname
Firoozi
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Office
248/151
Phone
(267) 3554377
Professional Qualifications

Ph.D., Civil and Structural Engineering with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering

National University of Malaysia / Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

M.Sc., Civil Engineering -Geotechnical Engineering

University of Central Tehran

B.Sc., Civil Engineering

Amirkabir University of Technology

Brief Biography

I ‘Ali Akbar Firoozi’ have a Ph.D. in Civil-Geotechnical Engineering from University Kebangsaan (National) Malaysia (UKM) with a thesis titled ‘Evaluation of Improvement Potential of Nanomaterials for Stabilizing Clayey Soils’. My research involves an extensive study of potentially a new type of material (i.e. nanomaterials) to stabilization clay soils (kaolinite/illite) …. Feedstocks used in our research were nano-magnesium, nano-alumina, nano-copper, and nano-clay. Furthermore, a novel method was introduced to mix nanomaterials with soil mixtures. During my graduate training, I have been fortunate enough to become an expert on X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDX).

In addition, I was a lecturer in several universities and during my academic research, I have published more than 60 papers and one book (Basic Soil Mechanic). My academic training and more than 18 years of experience working as a civil engineer groomed me to be an effective researcher and engineer. During my 18 years of work experience as a Civil Engineering, I contributed to more than 100 projects as a project manager and designer (Soil Stabilization, Site effects, Pipelines, Pump stations, Irrigation , Steel and Concrete Structures, Roads, Bridges).

Teaching Areas
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geomechanics
  • Geotechnics I & II
  • Soil Testing Laboratory
  • Slopes Stability and Design
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Soil Improvement
  • Pavement & Roads Design
  • Problematic Soils & Expansive Soils
  • Unsaturated Soils & Structured Soils
  • Materials in Constructions
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Material Resistance
  • Statics
  • Computer Skills for Civil Engineering
Research Areas
  • Soil Improvement
  • Unsaturated & Structured Soils
  • Foundation for Special Purposes
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Soil Testing Laboratory
  • Slopes Stability and Design
  • Problematic Soils & Expansive Soils
  • Tunnels and Bridge Area
  • Piles, Micro Piles & Soil Nailing
  • Cementation Materials
  • Nano Materials & Nano Composites
  • Microscopy Analysis (AFM, FESEM, SEM, TEM, XRF, XRD, FTIR)
  • Microzonation & Site Effects
  • Cement & Concrete
  • Pipelines & Pumps
  • Materials for Constructions
Postgraduate Supervision Areas
  • Improving the bearing capacity and reducing settlement of Kalahari sand by using different soil improvement techniques
  • Evaluation of heat treatment to stabilization expansive clayey
  • Stabilization of dust using liquid enzymes
  • Using enzymatic emulsions to reinforce road layers (base and sub-base)
  • Stabilization Kalahari sands by traditional and new additives to use in construction projects
  • Evaluation of acidic and alkaline water on soil-lime & soil-cement treated soils
Selected Publications
  • A Review: Study of Integral Abutment Bridge with Consideration of Soil-Structure Interaction. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. (2020)
  • Effect of nanocarbons on physical and mechanical properties of soils. In Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-Food and Environmental Applications (pp. 459-485). Elsevier.
  • Effect of Ultrasonic Treatment on Clay Micro Fabric Evaluation by Atomic Force Microscopy”. Elsevier Measurement. (2015)
  • Performance of Loop Connection in Precast Concrete Walls Subjected to Lateral Loads”. International Journal of Civil Engineering. pp. 1-30. (2019)
  • Fundamentals of Soil Stabilization”. International Journal of Geo-Engineering. (2017)
  • California Bearing Ratio Tests of Enzyme-treated Sedimentary Residual Soil Show No Improvement”. Sains Malaysiana 46(8):1259-1267. (2017)
  • Freeze–thaw performance of base course treated with carboxylated styrene butadiene Emulsion-Portland cement”. International Journal of Pavement Engineering (GPAV). pp. 1-9. (2016)

In pursuit of academic excellence