The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 as the State’s first university. It was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes. More than 100 years later, the University is now home to four faculties, their attendant schools, and many research institutions and centres, all of which celebrated the University’s Centenary in 2013. UWA also entered the internationally recognised Academic Ranking of World Universities’ Top 100 listing, continuing to set the standard for other Western Australian universities to follow in terms of recognition for its achievements nationally and internationally. Also, UWA’s Mineral & Mining Engineering and Civil & Structure Engineering were ranked at top 50s based on 2018 QS. Mineral & Mining was ranked 7th and Civil & Structure Engineering was ranked 37th.
Dr Farhad Aslani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering. He also completed his PhD in Structural Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney. After completing his PhD, he held two full-time Postdoctoral Fellow positions funded under two ARC Discovery Projects in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales. In 2016, he joined the University of Western Australia as a Senior Lecturer in Structural and Concrete Engineering in the School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering. Furthermore, he has three years industrial experience as head of Structural Engineers in Arman Rah Gharb Consulting Company for retrofitting and rehabilitation of bridges.