Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Dr Yousef Ansari


BE, MSc, PhD


  • 2013
    PhD, Goemechanics, University of Newcastle
  • 2005
    MEngSci, Geotechnical Engineering, Shiraz University
  • 2002
    BEng, Civil Egineering, Shiraz University


  • 2011
    Postgraduate Research Award, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
  • 2008
    International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
  • 2008
    University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNIPRS)


  • 2013
    Research Associate, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science & Engineering
  • 2005
    Geotechnical Engineer, PourAB Consulting Engineers & Co, 3 yrs

Research Interests

  • Contaminant transport in porous media
  • Nonlinear finite element modelling
  • Contact mechanics in geotechnical analysis