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Publications :Publication List (sourced via UOW Database)
Jalalifar, H., Aziz, N. I. & Hadi, M. N. S. (2006). The effect of surface profile, rock strength and pretension load on bending behaviour of fully grouted bolts. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering: an international journal, 24 (5), 1203-1227.
Sereshki, F., Aziz, N. I., Porter, I. & Godbole, A. R. (2005). Modelling the Movement of Coalbed Gas for Different Coal Permeability. 2005 International Coalbed Methane Symposium (pp. 1-14). US: University of Alabama.
Indraratna, B., Aziz, N. I. & Dey, A. (2000). Modeling of Bolted Joint Behaviour under Constant Normal Stiffness Conditions - Laboratory Study. GeoEng 2000. An International Conference on Geotechnical & Geological Engineering. Volume 1, Invited Papers Pennsylvania, USA: Technomic Publishing Co Inc.
Aziz, N. I., Indraratna, B. & Dey, A. (2001). Behaviour of Joints Containing Clay Infill Under Constant Normal Stiffness, with and without Bolting. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering, 149 259-267.
Aziz, N. I., Porter, I. & Sereshki, F. (2004). The Influence of Gas Environment on Coal Properties - Experimental Studies on Outburst Control. In N. I. Aziz & B. kininmonth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 Coal Operators' Conference (pp. 195-201). Australia: Aust. Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.
Current Positions:1993- Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental.
Biography:1993 present Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong
1989 -1995 Deputy Director, Key Centre for Mines, UOW/UNSW
1986 - 1992: Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil, Mining and environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong
1981-1995: Mining Engineering Discipline Director (Course Coordinator), Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, UOW
1981 1986: Lecturer in Mining Engineering, Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, UOW
1979 - 1981: Lecturer in Mining Engineering, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining, The University of Tripoli, Libya.
1994 - present Visiting Professor, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
1974 1978: Research Engineer, Department of Mineral Exploitation, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K.
1970 1973: Mine technologist, Mishraq Sulphur Mine, Iraq. Responsible for mine planning, subsidence control and blasting.
1968 1969: Mining Engineer, British National Coal Board, UK
1967: Trainee Drilling Engineer, Shell Oil Company, Holland,
Research Interests:TEACHING AND RESEARCH NEXUS
" Secured well over $2.0 m in research grants and consulting activities.
" Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects regularly.
" Published widely with more than 130 publications and organised a total of seven conferences and eight seminars. Taught both mining and civil engineering subjects and currently teaching almost 50 % of the mining engineering course.
" Keeping close association with the industry and research organisations. This has been vital in maintaining strong research base, which is recognised both nationally and internationally.
" Currently setting up a research laboratory for mine gas and outburst control. This is fully funded by the BHPBilltion-Illawarra Coal Holdings Pty Ltd, and is in line with the University of Wollongong Innovative Campus development strategy in establishing long term links between the industry and the University. The University of Wollongong is now the only university in Australia with unique facilities for mine gas research. Currently seven persons are engaged in this research programme.
" Contributed significantly in maintaining successfully the mining engineering programme viable through rational course organisation, seeking industry support as well as exposure of our students to the industry through regular field trips to various mines. The industry has recognised our mining graduate attributes of well trained individuals and consistently provides stable employment.
Professional Activities:" Invited keynote speaker, 3rd Rock Mechanics Conference, May 15-17, 2007. Tehran, Iran.
" Organiser and proceedings editor, Underground Coal Operators Conference 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and member of organising Committee in 2001 and 2002.
" Session Chair - International Conference on Advances in Mineral Resources Management and Environmental Geotechnology, Crete, Greece, 2006.
" Member of the organising Committee, since 1991, of the International Ground Control Conference series, Morgantown, WV, USA (annual conferences since 1981).
" Session Chair in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, and 2005, International Conference of Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, USA.
" Member of Scientific and Advisory Committee and Session Chair, 18th International Mining Congress and Exhibition, Antalya, Turkey, 2003.
" Conference Session Chair, 18th International Mining Congress and Exhibition, Antalya, Turkey, 2003.
" Conference Session Chair 17th International Mining Congress and Exhibition, Ankara, Turkey, 2001.
" Invited special paper presenter, 17th International Mining Congress and Exhibition, Ankara, Turkey, 2001.
" Conference Session Chair, 1st Central Asian Geotechnical Symposium, Astana, Kazakhstan
" Convenor and proceedings editor, 11th International Conference of Ground Control in Mining, Wollongong, 1992 (Ed. N. Aziz and S. Peng).
" Convenor and proceedings editor, Ground Movement and Control Related to Coal Mining, Wollongong, 1986 (Ed. A. Aziz).
- Sina Anzan pour : A new approach to study tensile and shear behaviour of ground reinforcement tendons load transfer mechanisms for effective ground support in mines and tunnels.
- Mohammad Azadvari : Strength properties of cable bolt with reference in tensile shear
- Marzieh Rajabi : Effects of constitutive model on the stability analysis of roadway tunnels of coal mines
- Saman Khaleghparast : Systematic study of the tendon shearing at varying angles to the applied load
- Ellie Hawkins : BLAST OPTIMISATION OF NORTHPARKES E26 SLC
- Guanyu Yang : The Behaviour of Cable Bolt on Various Shearing Test Apparatus
- Haiqiu Zhang : Application of Pervious Geopolymer Concrete in Pavement and piles