Professor Riadh Al-Mahaidi
- Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
- School of Engineering
- Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Digital Construction
- Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
- EN713c Hawthorn campus
Dr Riadh Al-Mahaidi is a Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He also holds the position Vice President (International Engagement). Prior to joining Swinburne in January 2010, he was the Head of the Structures Group at Monash University. Over the past 20 years, he focused his research and practice on life time integrity of bridges, particularly in the area of structural strength assessment and retrofitting using advanced composite materials. He currently leads a number of research projects on strengthening of bridges using fibre reinforced polymers combined cement-based bonding agents, fatigue life improvement of metallic structures using advanced composite systems and shape memory alloys. He recently started some projects on hybrid testing of structures. He received a BSc (Hon 1) degree in civil engineering from the University of Baghdad and MSc and PhD degrees in structural engineering from Cornell University in the United States. To date, Riadh published over 200 journal and 240 conference papers. He was awarded the 2012 Vice Chancellor's Internationalization Award, the WH Warren Medal 2017 for best paper published by Engineers Australia in civil engineering in 2016, the RW Chapman Medals in 2005 and 2010 for best journal publication in Engineers Australia Structural Journal, best paper awards at ACUN-4 (2002) and ACUN-6 (2012) Composites conferences. Prof Al-Mahaidi and his research group won the 2016 Engineers Australia Excellence Award for Innovation, Research and Development (High Commendation) for the $2.1mil Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) System they built at Swinburne. He was recently awarded the 2018 ARRB Research Impact Award. This prize is awarded to an individual researcher or research team, whose research, development and implementation efforts have made a significant improvement to operational quality and/or cost in the last 24 months and has therefore achieved considerable impact within the community and industry.
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
Fields of Research
- Civil Engineering - 090500
- 2018, National, ARRB Research Impact Award, Australian Road Research Board
- 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, Victoria Branch
- 2013, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Internationalisation Award, Swinburne University of Technology
- 2010, National, 2010 RW Chapman Medal, Engineers Australia
- 2005, National, 2005 RW Chapman Medal, Engineers Australia
Also published as: Al-Mahaidi, Riadh; Al-Mahaidi, R.; Al-Mahaidi, R. S.; Al-Mahaidi, R. S. H.; Al-Mahaidi, Riadh S.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2016: Development and Optimisation of Low Carbon, Affordable, Medium-rise Modular Structural System using Innovative Connections *; CRC Low Carbon Living
- 2016: Fatigue and durability testing of vehicle couplings *; Bisitecniks Pty Ltd
- 2015: Behaviour of ultra-high strength double-skin compostie tubular construction. *; ARC Discovery Projects - Grant applications for funding commencing in 2015
- 2015: Drafting Service related to the provision of the Australian Bridge Code *; Standards Australia - Research Contract
- 2014: Fatigue Strengthening of Metallic Bridges using Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer System *; ARC Linkage Projects - Grant applications for funding commencing in 2014
- 2014: State-of-the-Art Facility for Non-destructive Testing of Concrete Infrastructure (N-Detect) *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
- 2013: Durability and Debonding Resistance of Composite Based Strengthening Techniques for Deteriorated Structures *; ARC Linkage Projects - Grant applications for funding commencing in 2013
- 2013: Integrated fire engineering facility for testing structures under combined structural and fire loading *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
- 2011: Hybrid Testing Facility for Structures under Extreme Loads *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
- 2010: Retrofit of steel connections subject to fatigue load by utilizing carbon fibre reinforced polymeric (CFRP) and modified epoxy structural adhesives *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
* Chief Investigator