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Ali Karrech

Assoc/Prof Ali Karrech

Associate Professor
Academic Staff (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)

Contact details
Academic Staff (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)
The University of Western Australia (M051)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3523
Prior to his appointment at the UWA, Assoc/Prof Karrech was a Senior Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation until July 2012. He had also held the position of Assistant professor at the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi (2007-2009).

Assoc/Prof Karrech obtained his Habilitation to Direct Research in Engineering Sciences from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Paris, France) in 2013, his PhD and MSc in Materials and Structures from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris, France) in 2007 and 2004, respectively, and his Multidisciplinary BEng from the Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie (Tunisia) in 2001.

Assoc/Prof Karrech research expertise is in multi-physics and computer methods for resource engineering.
Key research
Computational geo-mechanics (Finite Element Method, Discrete Element Method...)
Resource engineering (surface mining, in-situ leaching, enhanced oil recovery...)
Thermal-Hydraulic-Mechanical-Chemical Coupling
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of natural materials
Large transformations (finite strain/rotations, instabilities in materials and structures)
Phenomenological and upscaling based damage mechanics
Dynamics and vibration
Granular materials
Composite materials
Homogenisation and overall effective media
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
• Research, teaching and academic service for the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME);
• Graduate Research Coordinator, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering;
• Acting director of the Structures Laboratory (Feb. 2015- Jan. 2016).
Arabic, English, French
• Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM);
• Engineers Australia (EA);
• Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS);
• Australian Concrete Institute (ACI).
• Former member of Mine Subsidence Technological Society (MSTS);
• Former member of Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTE);
Current projects
• Associate Professor Ali Karrech 2016, 'Benign Recovery of Precious Metals from Deep Pristine Environments', ARC Discovery Projects.

• Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, Doctor Christoph Schrank, Associate Professor Ali Karrech, Dr David-Alexandre Boutelier 2015, 'Finite Strain with Large Rotations - A New Hybrid Numerical Experimental Approach', University of New South Wales ex ARC Discovery Projects.
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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