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Students

The following list only include researchers who have worked/are working under the direct supervision of Dr Rezania.

Current RA & PhD students:
HDN Hung D. Nguyen, PhD student at University of Nottingham. Start Feb 2015. After graduating from Bachelor of Civil Engineering in Vietnam, in 2006, Hung joined the construction industry as a structural engineer. Four years practice in the industry provided him with valuable experience to s uccessfully complete his MSc degree at University of Nottingham in 2011. After his MSc, Hung went back to Vietnam and worked again in construction industry as design manager and site supervisor. His practical experiences helped him to successfully apply for an academic position at Civil Engineering Department of HoChiMinh City University in 2013. In 2015 he received a scholarship from Vietnamese Government towards his PhD study. He started his PhD research at Nottingham in 2015 on modelling creep behaviour of soft natural clays considering their inherent anisotropy and destructuration characteristics. The aim of his project is to develop an anisotropic creep model with easily determinable parameters from standard soil tests.
   
AH Alexander Hardcastle, PhD student at University of Nottingham. Start Oct 2015. Alex is from Doncaster and he has a first class Masters degree in Civil Engineering from University of Nottingham. His PhD research is to create a fully coupled damage hydro-mechanical numerical tool, with elasto-plastic material models, for simulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking) processes taking into account the variations in pore fluid and internal crack fluid pressures. Alex's PhD is sponsored by EPSRC through a doctoral training grant. He won the best presentation award at the 2017 UK-InterPore conference.
   
bs Bradley Sheridan, PhD student at University of Warwick. Start Oct 2017. Bradley is from Wigan and has a MESCi degree in Geology from the University of Liverpool, the main focus of his MESCi degree project was on investigating the fluvial sedimentary systems and understanding the tectonic and climatic activity of the Siwalik Group by decoding sedimentary signals. His PhD research is to study how clays’ features affect the engineering behaviour of geo-structures through characterising stability and performance of slopes and embankments which are predominantly made of these geomaterials. The aim is to understand the influence of clays microstructures on causing embankment type earthworks to fail. The PhD is fully sponsored by the ESPRC scholarship. Outside of the PhD, Bradley is a very keen rugby league player which he has many achievements in.
   
GMa Derek Ma, PhD candidate at University of Warwick. Start Jan 2018. Ma was born in Chengdu city, China, in 1990. He completed his Bachelor degree of Engineering in 2013 and obtained his first class Master degree of Engineering in Geological Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in China in 2016. His Master dissertation is focused on the reliability analysis of landslide in Tibet plateau by using Monte-Carlo simulation and numerical modelling. After his master degree, he worked as a teaching assistant in the Southwest Jiaotong University and collaborated with China Geology Survey to do some research about the failure mechanism of consequent bedding rockslides. At the same time, he visited the University of Canterbury to do academic research in New Zealand. In 2016, he was selected to attend IRALL School which was held by the state key laboratory in China. Currently, He is pursuing his PhD degree in the research direction on the reliability and stability analysis of engineering slopes and landslides.
   
Past members:
has.jpg Dr Hussein Al-Sarri, PhD student at University of Nottingham (Oct 2014-Sep 2018). Hussein completed his BSc degree in 1995 and received his MSc degree in 1999, both in Civil Engineering and from College of Engineering at Basrah University. After working for several years as Engineer, then Senior Engineer, in constructions industry, he started his PhD study in Geotechnical Engineering at Nottingham under my supervision. His PhD was sponsored by the Government of Iraq's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. His PhD project was on the development of a unified anisotropic constitutive model for both clays and sands, within the critical state framework. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at University of Al-Qadisiyah in Iraq.
   
MB Dr Meghdad Bagheri, PhD student at University of Nottingham (Feb 2014-May 2018). Following his MSc degree (Distinction) in Geotechnics from University of Strathclyde and University of Glasgow (joint course) in 2011, Meghdad joined my group at Nottingham as a PhD student. The main focus of his PhD research was about the environmental impacts on the time- and rate-dependent behaviour of unsaturated natural clays. After his PhD Meghdad joined Coventry University, UK, as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering.
   
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Dr Hossein Zanganeh, Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Nottingham (Oct 2015-Jul 2018). Following his PhD from University of Strathclyde in 2015, Hossein joined my group at Nottingham as an RA working on an RFCS funded project, SLOPES (Smarter Lignite Open Pit Engineering Solutions). In SLOPES his main work was modelling the time-dependant behaviour of lignite spoils through numerical simulation and meso-scale testing. He is currently a Lecturer in Mechanics at Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University, UK.

   
ep.jpg Dr Elisa Poleti, Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Nottingham (Mar 2014-May 2015). The main focus of Elisa's research was validation and implementation of an elasto-viscoplastic anisotropic constitutive model, namely EVP-SANICLAY. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at University of Minho, Portugal.
   
DM-gimp Dr Dan Ma, Research Assistant at University of Nottingham (one year secondment from State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics at China University of Mining and Technology) (May 2016-Apr 2017). Currently he is an Associate Professor at China Central South University.
   
HD Hesam Dejaloud, MSc Researcher at International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES). Currently PhD student at IIEES, Iran.