Zulfiqar Ali

Zulfiqar Ali

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


My research is focused on the in-situ stress measurement from the oriented cored rocks. I am using Deformation Rate Analysis (DRA) and Acoustic Emission (AE) to investigate the rock stress memory and aim to develop a cost effective laboratory method which could be effectively applied for stress measurement with reasonable accuracy.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Teaching Assistant/Tutor The University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2018 Lecturer/Instructor National University of Sciences and Technology
    2016 - 2017 Project Manager Military College of Engineering
    2011 - 2012 Assistant Project Manager Frontier Works Organizaton
    2009 - 2010 Site Engineer Frontier Works Organizaton
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can speak and understand spoken
    Persian Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Urdu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 - 2023 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy, PhD - Geomechanics & Resource Geotechnical Engineering
    2018 - 2020 The University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Engineering (Mining)
    2012 - 2016 National University of Sciences and Technology Pakistan Bachelors of Civil Engineering (Honours)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2020 Tunnel Design Course University of Warwick United Kingdom
    2020 Finite Element Methods for Tunneling University of Warwick United Kingdom
    2015 Project Management Basic Course National University of Sciences and Technology Pakistan
    2014 Disaster Management Course National University of Sciences and Technology Pakistan
    2011 Explosive Handling and Disposal Military College of Engineering Pakistan
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Naveed, M. A., Ali, Z., Qadir, A., Latif, U. N., Hamid, S., & Sarwar, U. (2020). Geotechnical forensic investigation of a slope failure on silty clay soil-A case study. FRONTIERS OF STRUCTURAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING, 14(2), 501-517.
    DOI
    2020 Saleh Asheghabadi, M., & Ali, Z. (2020). Infinite element boundary conditions for dynamic models under seismic loading. Indian Journal of Physics, 94(6), 907-917.
    DOI WoS3
    Ali, Z., Karakus, M., Nguyen, G. D., & Amrouch, K. (n.d.). The stress memory in rocks: insight from the deformation rate analysis (DRA) and acoustic emission (AE).
    DOI
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Ali, Z., Karakus, M., Nguyen, G., & Amrouch, K. (2022). The stress memory in rocks: insight from the deformation rate analysis (DRA) and acoustic emission (AE). In EGU General Assembly 2022. Vienna, Austria.
    DOI
    2022 Ali, Z., Karakus, M., Nguyen, G., & Amrouch, K. (2022). Understanding the Kaiser effect in concrete using deformation rate analysis (DRA) and acoustic emission (AE). In ACAM10: 10th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics. Australia: Engineers Australia.
    2019 Mousavi, M., Ali, Z., Asheghababdi, M., & Jiryaei, M. (2019). Determination of seismic bearing capacity factor using modified Pseudo-Dynamic Method. In 8th International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (pp. 1-2). online: IIEES.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2021 Ali, Z., Karakus, M., Nguyen, G., & Amrouch, K. (2021). Effect of Loading Rate and Time Delay on the Tangent Modulus Method (TMM) in Coal and Coal Measured Rocks. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th International Symposium on Mine Safety Science and EngineeringAt: Katowice, Poland.

Mining Geomechanics

Mining Geotechnical Engineering

Mine Planning

Mining Systems

Strength of Materials

  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2020 - 2020 Mining Geomechanics University of Adelaide Nasanjargal Sonomochir

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