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Dr. Farzaneh Tahmoorian

PhD (WSU); M.Eng (UTS); B.Sc. (IKIU)
Lecturer - Civil Transport
School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Railway Engineering
Mackay Ooralea
Level 1 - Room 17
Building 24
About Me

Dr Farzaneh Tahmoorian has worked as site engineer and project manager in many construction projects. She obtained her Master Degree from University of Technology Sydney (UTS), followed by her PhD in "Application of Waste Materials in Flexible Pavements" from Western Sydney University in Australia. Farzaneh is currently a full-time lecturer in pavement and transport engineering at the School of Engineering and Technology (SET) in Central Queensland University (CQU). Farzaneh has worked significantly on utilisation of various waste materials in asphalt mixes and has been researching on a novel approach for the mix design of asphalt pavements whereby the asphalt mix exhibited enhancements in durability, performance, and with reduced cost. The outcome of her research has demonstrated a 6% reduction in bitumen consumption.

Dr Tahmoorian is the reviewer of several international journals. She serves as Editor for the Journal of Engineering Solid Mechanics. Farzaneh has published over 20 peer-reviewed Journal and Conference papers (including articles under review) on the topic of asphalt mixes and sustainable pavements. Dr Tahmoorian has been involved in several independent and collaborative research projects. She currently serves as co-editor of book "Use of Sandy Materials in Civil Engineering". 

Her research and practical interests include asphalt mix design, binder modification, ground improvement techniques for road and railway lines, pavement engineering, road and transport engineering, life cycle analysis of construction materials, and waste management and sustainability.


Universities Studied At

  • 2015-2018: Ph.D., Western Sydney University (WSU, Australia)
  • 2013-2015: M.Eng., University of Technology Sydney (UTS, Australia)
  • 1996-2001: B.Sc., International University of Qazvin (Iran)

Universities Worked At

  • 2018-Present: Lecturer, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University (CQU)
  • 2015-2018: Sessional Lecturer, Schools of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics, Western Sydney University (WSU)


§ Australian Postgraduate Award, 2015

§ Western Sydney Top-up Award, 2015

Professional Interests

  • Asphalt mix design
  • Binder modification
  • Ground improvement techniques for road and railway lines
  • Pavement engineering
  • Road and transport engineering
  • Life cycle analysis of construction materials
  • Waste management and sustainability


  • Journal of Engineering Solid Mechanics
  • Book "Use of Sandy Materials in Civil Engineering"

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4016 Materials Engineering
  • 4199 Other Environmental Sciences
  • 4005 Civil Engineering
  • 4099 Other Engineering
  • 4106 Soil Sciences
  • 1507 Transportation and Freight Services

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Master of Engineering
Numerical modelling of geocell reinforced soil
Associate Supervisor
Research Interests

Civil Engineering - Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Mix Design, Pavement Improvement and Stabilization

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Impact Assessment
Life Cycle Assessment and Cost Analysis of Construction Projects

Environmental Sciences

Other Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Waste Management and Sustainability

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