ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Mohammad Khishvand

RHD Students


B.Sc. (Mining Engineering-Exploitation ), M.Sc. (Rock Mechanic Engineering)


  • 2009
    Master of Science in Rock Mechanic Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran
  • 2005
    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering-Exploitation, University of Tehran, Iran

Research Interests

  • Development of Numerical Methods in Rock Mechanics and Engineering
  • Discontinuous Deformation Analysis Method (DDA)
  • Numerical Manifold Method (NMM)
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Design Slopes and Underground Spaces


  • Dr Anna Giacomini
  • Dr Majidreza Nazem

Research Topic

Development of Coupled Discontinuous Deformation Analysis and Discrete Element Models (DEM-DDA) and Its Application to Mining Problems