Researcher

Associate Professor Obada Kayali

My Expertise

Durability of concrete. Bond of steel reinforcement. The development of fibre reinforced high performance concrete. The production and performance of Self Compacting Concrete. Fly Ash characterisation and use in concrete. Developing cost effective high performance pavers and bricks using industrial by-products. Developing cost effective high strength-high performance lightweight concrete using industrial by-products. Utilisation of blast furnace slag for high performance concrete.

Biography

Research Experience
 

  • Durability of concrete.
  • Bond of steel reinforcement.
  • The development of fibre reinforced high performance concrete.
  • The production and performance of Self Compacting Concrete.
  • Fly Ash characterisation and use in concrete.
  • Developing cost effective high performance pavers and bricks using industrial by-products.
  • Developing cost effective high strength-high performance lightweight concrete using industrial...view more

Research Experience
 

  • Durability of concrete.
  • Bond of steel reinforcement.
  • The development of fibre reinforced high performance concrete.
  • The production and performance of Self Compacting Concrete.
  • Fly Ash characterisation and use in concrete.
  • Developing cost effective high performance pavers and bricks using industrial by-products.
  • Developing cost effective high strength-high performance lightweight concrete using industrial by-products.
  • Utilisation of blast furnace slag for high performance concrete.

Teaching Experience
 

  • Structural Analysis
  • Statics
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Pre-stressed Concrete Design
  • Engineering Materials
  • Durability of Concrete
  • Sustainability of Concrete Structures
  • Project
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Concrete Technology
  • Engineering the Environment

Additional Experience

Awards for research and teaching
 

  1.     The Teaching Excellence Award of the University College, University of New South Wales, for the year 2000.
  2.     The Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for excellence in higher education learning and teaching, 2009.
  3.     The Barton A. Thomas Memorial Award, for Excellence in the Field of Ash Research, University of Kentucky, Centre for Applied Energy Research, April 2005.
  4.     The University of New South Wales 2009 Inventor of the year Finalist Award.

    Main Publications and Patents

        2 book chapters
        47 Journal papers
        35 Conference papers
        2 Patents

  • Structural engineer; design and construction; Republic of Algeria
  • Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Civil Engineering, Riyadh University, Saudi Arabia
  • Assistant Professor then Associate Professor at the Dept. of Civil Eng., University of Kuwait
  • Deputy Director of Professional Training at the Department of Defence, Canberra
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor with UNSW

Memberships
 

  • Chartered Structural Engineer, Australia
  • Member of The Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Member of The College of Civil Engineers of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Member of The College of Structural Engineers of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Member of The Concrete Institute of Australia
  • Member of The Association of Engineers of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Consulting Interests
 

  • Concrete Technology
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Durability of Concrete

Administration Duties
 

  • Civil Engineering Programme Co-ordinator
  • SEIT Research Co-ordinator

 

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Location

Building 20 Room 128
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA