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Dr Javad Hashemi

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director, Smart Structures Laboratory
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, United States; BS/MS, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Biography

Javad is a Senior Lecturer of Structural Engineering and the Deputy Director of $15 million Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from Sharif University of Technology, Iran and a PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. His field of research involves the development of knowledge and innovative tools for extreme load performance assessment of complex structures. More specifically, it concentrates on hybrid simulation, where the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of computer simulation are combined with the realism of large-scale experimental testing. Another focus of Javad's research is the design for prefabrication and modularization in modern construction.

During his PhD studies, Javad was involved in a collaborative multi-institutional research project entitled “NEESR: Collapse Simulation of Multi-Story Building through Hybrid Testing” funded US$1 million by the U.S. National Science Foundation as part of the former NEES research program. The lead institute of the project was Stanford University.

Javad’s research experience has enabled him to make considerable contributions to the advancement of large-scale hybrid simulation and the development of hybrid testing facilities in the USA and Australia. He had a leading role in the development of Australia’s first and only 6-DOF hybrid testing facility, known as the Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) system, at Swinburne. The $2 million cutting-edge facility was an investment by Swinburne, Australian Research Council, and 11 other Australian universities.

Javad won the 2016 Engineers Australia Excellence Award for Innovation, Research, and Development (High Commendation) and was awarded the WH Warren Medal 2017 by the Board of the College of Civil Engineers of Engineers Australia for the best paper in the discipline of Civil Engineering. 

Research interests

Hybrid Simulation; Structural Dynamics; Experimental Mechanics; Design for Manufacture and Assembly

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Structural Engineering - 090506
  • Earthquake Engineering - 090504

Teaching areas

Design of Steel Structures; Design of Concrete Structures; Building Design

Awards

  • 2017, National, WH Warren Medal, Board of the College of Civil Engineers of Engineers Australia
  • 2016, National, Excellence Award for Innovation, Research and Development (High Commendation), Engineers Australia

Publications

Also published as: Hashemi, Javad; Hashemi, J.; Hashemi, M. J.; Hashemi, M. Javad
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Seismic Assessment of Non-Structural Ceiling Components through Axial Testing *; USG Boral Building Products Pty Ltd
  • 2017: Collaborative framework for large-scale structural testing between New Zealand research institutions and Swinburne University of Technology *; University of Auckland
  • 2017: Performance assessment of stud wall internal intersectionsunder horizontal service and ultimate loading *; Rondo Building Services Research Contracts
  • 2017: Structural performance assessment of an innovative timber panel element under three-dimension service/ultimate loads *; Timberworks (VIC) PTY LTD
  • 2016: Assessing the impact of exterior accessories on airbag deployment. *; Frontline Australia

* Chief Investigator