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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


Javad's 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. 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. Another focus of his research is the application of design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) in modern construction, with the focus on prefabrication and modularization.

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


  • 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


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