Prof Akbar Javadi

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering


Telephone: 01392 723640

Extension: (Streatham) 3640


Research Interests

Prof. Javadi's main research interest is in the field of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in general, and Computational Geomechanics in particular. This includes:


Geotechnical Engineering

  • Modelling of hydraulic fracturing using Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM)
  • Soil stabilisation and reinforced soils
  • Constitutive modelling of geomaterials
  • Coupled hydro-thermo-mechanical FE modelling of unsaturated soils
  • Modelling of behaviour of expansive soils
  • Data mining in Civil & Geotechnical engineering
  • Development of a new underground storm water attenuation system


Geoenvironmental Engineering

  • Numerical modelling and control of seawater intrusion
  • FE modelling of flow and contaminant transport in unsaturated soils
  • Stochastic finite element method and application to modelling of flow and contaminant transport in soils
  • Management of groundwater resources
  • Decision Support System for management of contaminated land


Engineering Optimization

  • Design and tailoring of microstructure of materials for prescribed material properties
  • Development of integrated simulation-optimisation models


Self-learning finite element method

  • A unified framework for modelling of material behaviour in FEA



  • Development of a new knee brace system for OA patients



Teaching Interests