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Mohammad Mojtahedi

Senior lecturer, School of Built Environment, UNSW Sydney

Mohammad is a senior lecturer at the School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales. He is establishing himself as an early career researcher in the disciplines of Urban and Regional Planning and Operations Research and specifically in the newly emerging field of Resilient Buildings, Infrastructure, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Evacuation Planning. He is one of the pioneers in Australia to combine city planning, operations research, climate change adaptation, and engineering to enhance the resilience of urban and rural buildings and infrastructure through disaster risk management.

Mohammad has published over 90 research articles in this emerging discipline. In Google Scholar his h-index is 22, with 1400 citations, and i10-index is 41. He has received several national and international travel grants designed to provide outstanding early career researchers with the opportunities to network with reputable researchers in the field of disaster risk management and resilient built environment. He has been awarded two research excellence awards from Engineers Australia for conducting research in flood risk management to analyze the vulnerability of rural and urban buildings and infrastructure across NSW.


  • 2016–present
    Senior lecturer, University of New South Wales


  • 2015 
    The University of Sydney, PhD/Civil Engineering, Construction Management