Dr Roohollah Kalatehjari

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 9219999 ext 6450

Email: r.kalatehjari@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Auckland University of Technology
WZ801 Building
6 St Paul Street
Auckland Central

Postal Address:

Auckland University of Technology
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


Postdoc, PhD, MSc, BSc

Memberships and Affiliations:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Academic Member of Engineering New Zealand (EngineeringNZ)

Member of New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS)

Member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

Teaching Areas:

  • Industrial Project
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Geotechnical Engineering Lab
  • Construction Equipment and Utilisation
  • Construction Materials

Research Areas:

  • Slope stability analysis and monitoring
  • Foundation design
  • Soil liquefaction
  • Ground improvement and soil stabilisation
  • Applied optimisation techniques in engineering
  • Micro-tunnelling for urban infrastructures

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Lwti, N. K., Rashid, A. S. A., Tamuri, A. R., Ganiyu, A. A., Horpibulsuk, S., & Kalatehjari, R. (2020). Assessment of disturbance impact of hydraulic jacked-in pile penetration in artificial clayey soil. Marine Georesources and Geotechnology. doi:10.1080/1064119X.2020.1725936

  • Hajihassani, M., Kalatehjari, R., Marto, A., Mohamad, H., & Khosrotash, M. (2020). 3D prediction of tunneling-induced ground movements based on a hybrid ANN and empirical methods. Engineering with Computers, 36, 251-269. doi:10.1007/s00366-018-00699-5

  • Jin, L. J., Mohd Yunus, N. Z., Hezmi, M. A., Rashid, A. S. A., Marto, A., Kalatehjari, R., . . . Ganiyu, A. A. (2018). Predicting the Effective Depth of Soil Stabilization for Marine Clay Treated by Biomass Silica. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 22(11). doi:10.1007/s12205-018-1294-x

  • Bolarinwa, A., Kalatehjari, R., & Ogunwole, A. D. (2018). Classification of piles based on the results of low strain pile integrity tests – Case studies of selected piles in Lagos and Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. DFI Journal - The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute, 12(1), 50-56. doi:10.1080/19375247.2017.1422336

  • Kalatehjari, R., Hajihassani, M., & Jahed Armaghani, D. (2017). Applications of particle swarm optimization in geotechnical engineering: A comprehensive review. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. doi:10.1007/s10706-017-0356-z

  • Nasroulla, N. A., Rashid, A. S. A., Kalatehjari, R., Kassim, K. A., Noor, N. M., & Horpibulsuk, S. (2016). Determination of liquid limit of a low swelling clay using different cone angles. Applied Clay Science, 132-133. doi:10.1016/j.clay.2016.06.026

  • Hajihassani, M., Marto, A., Khezri, N., & Kalatehjari, R. (2015). Indirect measure of thermal conductivity of rocks through adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system and multivariate regression analysis. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 67. doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2015.02.009

  • Faizi, K., Kalatehjari, R., Nazir, R., & Rashid, A. S. A. (2015). Determination of pile failure mechanism under pullout test in loose sand. Journal of Central South University, 22(4). doi:10.1007/s11771-015-2666-8

  • Alavi Nezhad Khalil Abad, S. V., Mohamad, E. T., Komoo, I., & Kalatehjari, R. (2015). A typical weathering profile of granitic rock in Johor, Malaysia based on joint characterization. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8(4). doi:10.1007/s12517-014-1345-7

  • Kalatehjari, R., Arefnia, A., Rashid, A. S. A., Ali, N., & Hajihassani, M. (2015). Determination of three-dimensional shape of failure in soil slopes. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(9). doi:10.1139/cgj-2014-0326

  • Kalatehjari, R., Ali, N., Kholghifard, M., & Hajihassani, M. (2014). The effects of method of generating circular slip surfaces on determining the critical slip surface by particle swarm optimization. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(4). doi:10.1007/s12517-013-0922-5

  • Kholghifard, M., Ahmad, K., Ali, N., Kassim, A., & Kalatehjari, R. (2014). Collapse/swell potential of residual laterite soil due to wetting and drying-wetting cycles. National Academy Science Letters, 37(2). doi:10.1007/s40009-013-0221-4

  • Kakh, S. Y., Rashid, A. S. A., Kalatehjari, R., Ali, N., Mansor, W. F. A. W., & Rezanejad, A. (2014). Writing critical literature review in geotechnical engineering. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 19 Bund K. Retrieved from http://www.ejge.com/2014/JourTOC19K.htm

  • Kholghifard, M., Ahmad, K., Ali, N., Kassim, A., Kalatehjari, R., & Babakanpour, F. (2014). Temperature effect on compression and collapsibility of residual granitic soil. Gradjevinar, 66(3). doi:10.14256/JCE.947.2013

  • Rashid, A. S. A., Kalatehjari, R., Noor, N. M., Yaacob, H., Moayedi, H., & Sing, L. K. (2014). Relationship between liquidity index and stabilized strength of local subgrade materials in a tropical area. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 55. doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2014.05.018

  • Kalatehjari, R., A Rashid, A. S., Hajihassani, M., Kholghifard, M., & Ali, N. (2014). Determining the unique direction of sliding in three-dimensional slope stability analysis. Engineering Geology, 182(Part A). doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.06.002

  • Kalatehjari, R., A Rashid, A. S., Ali, N., & Hajihassani, M. (2014). The contribution of particle swarm optimization to three-dimensional slope stability analysis. Scientific World Journal, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/973093

  • Kalatehjari, R., & Ali, N. (2013). A review of three-dimensional slope stability analyses based on limit equilibrium method. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 18 Bund A. Retrieved from http://www.ejge.com/2013/Abs2013.011.htm

  • Rashid, A. S. A., Faizi, K., Kalatehjari, R., & Nazir, R. (2013). Assessment of soil nailing performance by using finite element and finite difference methods. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 18 Bund Y. Retrieved from http://www.ejge.com/2013/JourTOC18Y.htm

  • Marto, A., Hajihassani, M., Kalatehjari, R., Namazi, E., & Sohaei, H. (2012). Simulation of longitudinal surface settlement due to tunnelling using artificial neural network. International Review on Modelling and Simulations, 5(2).

  • Kalatehjari, R., Ali, N., Hajihassani, M., & Kholghi Fard, M. (2012). The application of particle swarm optimization in slope stability analysis of homogeneous soil slopes. International Review on Modelling and Simulations, 5(1). Retrieved from http://www.praiseworthyprize.com/

Conference contributions

  • Kalatehjari, R. (2020). Toward standardizing the search for critical slip surface in slope stability analysis. In P. D. Long, & N. T. Dung (Eds.), Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development Vol. 62. Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-15-2184-3_102

  • Bolarinwa, A., Kalatehjari, R., Poshdar, M., & Tookey, J. (2019). A compendium of soil liquefaction potential assessment methods. In 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering Vol. 1 (pp. 1-10). Auckland.

  • Kalatehjari, R., A Rashid, A. S., & Babaeian Jelodar, M. (2018). The Necessity of Employing Three Dimensional Concepts in Slope Stability Analysis. In Proceedings - 8th International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment (pp. 408-414). Kuala Lumpur: THE GEOMATE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY.

  • Liou, T. S., Kalatehjari, R., Tien, N. -C., Lin, C. K., & Huang, S. Y. (2017). Analysis of flow pathways in a potential granitic host rock using Taiwan’s k-area reference case data. In European Geophysical Union General Assembly (EGU2017). Vienna. Retrieved from http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-49-1.pdf

  • Kalatehjari, R., Khosrotash, M., & Hajihassani, M. (2017). Investigation of the Challenges in Exporting Technical Services and Implementation of International Tunneling Projects by Iranian Companies. In Tunnelling and Climate Change (pp. 1125-1131). Olympic Hotel: 12th International and 3rd Regional Tunnelling Conference. Retrieved from https://www.iicic.com/en/archive.html

  • Kalatehjari, R., & Liou, T. S. (2016). A new upscaling algorithm using boundary element method solution for steady-state flow field in low-permeability fractured rock. In Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union. San Fransisco: Wiley. Retrieved from https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/128036

  • Kalatehjari, R., & Liou, T. -S. (2016). A Matlab code for upscaling low-permeability fractured granitic rock. In Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 13th Annual Meeting (AOGS 2016). Beijing. Retrieved from https://www.meetmatt-svr3.net/

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