ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Shaghayegh Naeeni

RHD Students


BEng, MEng


  • 2011
    Master of Engineering in Civil/Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong, Australia
  • 2007
    Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering at the University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran


  • 2007
    Pasargad Bana- e-Arg Company, Iran, Consulting Engineering Company, 2 years, full-time
  • 2007
    Shole-Shargh Company, Iran, Oil Industry Contractor, 1 year, part-time
  • 2006
    Toosab Consulting Engineering Company, Iran, 3months internship
  • 2005
    Municipality of Mashhad, Iran, 3months internship

Research Interests

  • Saturated soil behaviour
  • Liquefaction
  • Seepage through porous media
  • Distinct Element Method


  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Research Topic

Use of Geosynthetics in the prevention of damage due to flooding

Research Abstract

The recent sudden flood in Queensland that inundated thousands of square kilometres of land has damaged hundreds of kilometres of tracks and eroded much of the ballast, leading to track instability. In the absence of appropriate design guidelines that capture the adverse effects of flooding and recommended cost-effective preventive measures (geosynthetics), the Australian rail industry spends several millions of dollars annually in reconstructing and repairing ballasted tracks subjected to flood damage. The aim of this project is investigating the effects of flooding level on ballasted track thorough understanding of particle erosion mechanisms due to flooding, with particular reference to Australian track conditions.