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How to build a better backyard

Get your hands dirty in the UniSQ Soil Laboratory and discover how you can use simple Geotech structures to build beautiful outdoor spaces.
21 APR 2022
5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
Soil Laboratory, Z1, UniSQ Toowoomba

Geotechnical Engineering Senior Lecturer Dr Ali Mirzaghorbanali will share how to identify soils and their unique properties and demonstrate simple Geotech designs that you can test in the laboratory yourself and then apply to your own backyard.

There is a maximum of 10 spaces for people to attend in person. If you register to attend in person and are unable to attend, please let us know so we can offer the space to someone else.

There is no limit to the number of people who can join us on Zoom.

If you are joining us via Zoom, gather a few basic supplies including sugar, rice, dried beans and clay to participate in the activities.

How to register

Register to attend in person Zoom link (on the day)

About the talk

Date: 21 April 2022
5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
Location: Soil Laboratory, Z1, UniSQ Toowoomba or online via Zoom


About the presenter

Dr Ali Mirzaghorbanali started his research career more than a decade ago in leading and reputable Australian Universities in WA and NSW and in close collaboration with industry. Ali has conducted his Post-Doctoral fellowship in Rock Bolting and Strata Control research group at the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong under supervision of distinguished Professor Naj Aziz. Ali's research studies cover a wide range of applications in Civil and Mining Geomechanics as: Urban tunnelling, Underground opening slope stability, Sustainable mining, Shear behaviour of rock joints and discontinuities, Resin and grout mechanical properties determination for strata reinforcement, Axial load transfer mechanisms of rock bolts, Shear load transfer mechanisms of rock bolts, Axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts, Shear load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts, and Fibre glass bolt load transfer mechanisms. Ali is currently a member of Centre for Future Material at the University of Southern Queensland, focusing on cutting edge research studies in the field of Geotechnical Engineering in collaboration with industry and University of Wollongong. 
Dr Ali Mirzaghorbanali



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