Researcher

Dr Mohammad Mojtahedi

My Expertise

  • Disaster risk reduction in the built environment
  • Resilient buildings and infrastructure
  • Flood risk management in road infrastructure
  • Lean reconstruction
  • Project risk analysis in the built environment
  • Statistical analysis
  • Optimisation and decision-making tools

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Mohammad Mojtahedi is a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Built Environment. He completed his PhD in the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Sydney in 2014. He has applied his knowledge in disaster risk management and resiliency in buildings and infrastructure. He has currently focused on research about temporary spaces and camps for displaced populations and refugees using a lean philosophy. This research has focused on the Sendai...view more

Mohammad Mojtahedi is a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Built Environment. He completed his PhD in the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Sydney in 2014. He has applied his knowledge in disaster risk management and resiliency in buildings and infrastructure. He has currently focused on research about temporary spaces and camps for displaced populations and refugees using a lean philosophy. This research has focused on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 developed by United Nation Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNSIDR). He has professional industry experience in project planning and management of large-scale and complex infrastructure. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI). He has developed a new capstone course and a digitalised flipped classroom with blended learning principles aligned with UNSW2025 Strategy.

 

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My Grants

  • PhD Scientia Scholarship Grant, UNSW, 2018-2022 - $200,000
  • Australian Academy of Science ECR Travel grant, 2018 - $5,000
  • Early Career Research (ECR) grant, University of New South Wales 2018 - $13,000
  • Travel grant supported by Volkswagen Foundation and the University of Hanover 2017 - $5,000
  • Travel grant supported by PVC Research to attend U21 ECR Workshop 2017 - $3,000
  • Travel grant supported by Universitas Indonesia to present in symposium 2017 - $3,000
  • Early Career Research (ECR) grant, University of New South Wales 2017 - $11,000
  • Teaching and Learning grant, University of New South Wales 2017 - $10,000
  • Faculty Research Grant, University of New South Wales 2017 - $8,000
  • Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI) grant for BLDG2011_Building Services course, $20,000
  • Early Career Research (ECR) grant, University of New South Wales 2016 - $8,000
  • Scholarship for Learning and Teaching grant, University of New South Wales 2016 - $3,000
  • Course Design Competition grant, University of New South Wales 2016 - $8,000

My Qualifications

PhD (USyd), MEngSc., B.E. (Industrial), PEng, PMP


My Awards

  • Learning and Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Built Environment, 2017
  • The ICES award for research in the field of infrastructure, Salford, UK, 2017
  • UNSW Scientia Scholarship grant to supervise a PhD student, 2018-2022
  • Elsevier Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution made to the quality of the International Journal of Project Management, 2017
  • Nominated by PVC Education to represent Faculty of Built Environment at Inspired Learning Summit 2017
  • UNSW ECR Delegate, U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop, Santiago, Chile, 2017
  • Appreciation for the higher contributor of CMP Discipline, UNSW, 2017
  • Best conference paper award, ICES award for research in the field of infrastructure, Salford, U.k., 2017
  • High Achiever of Course and Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (CATEI), UNSW, 2016
  • Appreciation for the higher contributor of CMP Discipline, UNSW, 2016
  • Professional Project Management (PMP) awarded by Project Management Institute (PMI), 2016
  • Research Excellence Award, Engineers Australia, 2012, 2013
  • Research Excellence Award, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, 2013
  • Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Sydney, 2012
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), 2011-2014
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship, 2014-2015
  • Civil Engineering School Top-Up Scholarship, 2013-2015
  • The Best Lecturer award from Tehran Institute of Technology (MFT) in 2008
  • Professional Engineer assessed and recognised by Engineers Australia (Ref: Contact ID 3979154)

My Research Activities

Topic 1: Disaster Risk Management in Buildings and Infrastructure

Living in a changing environment is one of the most important challenges facing Australia. Mohammad has focused on climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and construction management research topics to identify strategies to develop sustainable and resilient built environments that can all thrive in a changing environment. His research interest covers the following topics:

  • Managing post-disaster recovery and reconstruction projects
  • Reducing risks in the built environment
  • Assessment of critical infrastructure
  • Natural disaster standards for National Construction Code (NCC)

Topic 2: Building Construction Management and Project Planning

Construction project management is a multidisciplinary area and his research has focused on the following topics:

  • Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment
  • Mathematical modelling and optimisation
  • Decision-making methods and techniques
  • Lean construction
  • Strategic construction management
  • Implementation an effective EPMO in construction organisations

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • Construction project management
  • Disaster risk management in the Built Environment
  • Resilient buildings and infrastructure
  • Risk and decision-making tools

Currently supervising

I am supervising seven PhD students (4 as primary, 1 joint and 2 co-supervisor).


My Engagement

Memberships

  • Professional Engineer 3979154
  • Member of Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
  • Member of Project Management Institute (PMI), 4096382
  • Member of The Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM-UK)
  • Director, Construction Management and Property
  • Member of Faculty of Built Environment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee

 


My Teaching

Dr. Mojtahedi is teaching or has taught the following courses:

Undergraduate teaching:

  • BLDG2023 Construction Planning
  • BLDG3022 Construction Project Management Practice Capstone
  • BLDG2011 Building Services

Postgraduate teaching:

  • CONS0009 Construction Planning and Control
  • CONS0013 Practice of Construction Project Management
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Location

Red Centre West Wing, Room 3006

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 5970