Bijan Samali

Current positions held

Professor and Centre Director, Centre for Infrastructure Engineering, WSU
Acting Program Director – Sustainability, Centre for Infrastructure Engineering, WSU


Professor Samali is the Director of the WSU Centre for Infrastructure Engineering since November 2013. Prior to joining Western Sydney University, Professor Samali held a Personal Chair in Structural Engineering at UTS since 1999. He is the author or co-author of over 600 scholarly publications (including over 150 journal publications), on a wide range of topics in the areas of structural engineering, structural dynamics, vibration and motion control, wind and earthquake engineering, bridge engineering, damage detection and health monitoring of structures including keynote addresses and invited papers.

More recently he has also focused on concrete technology and pavement engineering with particular emphasis on developing new, green, and sustainable concrete and pavements with superior properties including geopolymer and self-compacting concrete. He has also been involved with several major projects as a specialist consultant over the years. He received his Doctor of Science (DSc) degree in Structures and Dynamics from George Washington University, USA in 1984.