ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Chazath Ibrahim Kaliboullah

RHD Students


BTech, MEng


  • 2000
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Pondicherry University, India
  • 2003
    Master of Engineering in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Anna University, India
  • 2010
    Executive Master in Business Administration at Preston University, US(Ajman Campus), United Arab Emirates


  • 2010
    Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Osama Bu Khamseen, Kuwait (8 months)
  • 2008
    Technical Manager, Al Mawazeen Soil Testing, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2 years)
  • 2005
    Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Al Mawazeen Soil Testing, Dubai, UAE (3 years)
  • 2003
    Geotechnical Engineer, Al Mawazeen Soil Testing, Dubai, UAE (2 years)
  • 2000
    Field Geotechnical Engineer, Atlanta, Pondicherry, India (2 years)

Research Interests

  • Deformation of compacted waste material
  • Particle Degradation
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
  • Constitutive Modelling


  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Research Topic

Cyclic loading effects on the behaviour of compacted coalwash under dry and saturated conditions

Research Abstract

This research is focused to study on stress-strain behavior of compacted coalwash under cyclic loading and to assess its suitability to be used as a structural fill for land reclamation in Port Kembla. This study can benefit industry by reducing project costs by using waste materials instead of conventional quarry run fill materials. Resilient and residual strain at different stress level at the port loading environment is being studied. Besides the strain behaviour, degradation of granular material due to cyclic loading and its influence on the strain behaviour will be modelled.