PhD, MSc., BSc.
Senior Lecturer, Griffith School of Engineering
Dr. Amir Etemad Shahidi has more than fifteen years of experience in teaching, research and industry. He has a strong background in fluid mechanics and Coastal engineering. His fields of specialisation are Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, Environmental Fluid Dynamics and Hydroinformatics. He has published more than seventy papers in different well known journals (e.g. Coastal Engineering, Renewable Energy, Ocean Engineering and Journal of Hydroinformatics). He has also expanded his expertise by applying different numerical models to simulate transport processes in lakes, reservoirs and estuaries.
He is currently conducting research on the modelling of waves and their interaction with structures using both process-based and artificial intelligence models. In his studies, he has contributed to the field of coastal engineering by carrying out a comprehensive investigation of different approaches used for simulation of coastal processes and providing robust design formulas.
- 15 years of experience in leading, coordination, modeling and design of various water and coastal engineering projects.
- 10 years of experience in planning and conducting field measurements campaigns.
- Supervision of department staff and activities, leading and coaching engineering and design teams, preparing technical reports, final review and approve of technical reports
- Familiarity with American and European design codes and Manuals such as CEM and EurOtop.
- Excellent communication skills, work well under pressure, manage and perform tasks both individually and in teamed environments, meet deadlines, accustomed to over time working.
- Ph.D., Coastal Environment, Uni. of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 1998
- M.Sc., Hydraulic Structures, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1990
- B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1987
Current teaching areas
- Coastal Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
Recent Journal Papers
- Kamranzad, B., Etemad-Shahidi, A. and Chegini V. (2017) Assessment of wave energy and optimal locations in the northern Persian Gulf, Renewable Energy, accepted, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.03.026
- Shaeri, S., Tomlinson, R, Etemad-Shahidi, A., and Strauss, D. (2017) Application of numerical modelling to assess maintenance strategy management options for a small tidal inlet, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 187, 273-292, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.01.017
- Pillai, K., Etemad-Shahidi, A. and Lemckert, C. (2017) Wave overtopping at berm breakwaters: Review and sensitivity analysis of prediction models, Coastal Engineering , 120, 1-12, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.11.003
- Morim, J., Cartwright, N., Etemad-Shahidi, A., Strauss, D. and Hemmer, M. (2016) Wave energy resource assessment along the southeast coast of Australia on the basis of 31-year hindcast, Applied Energy, 184, 276-297, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.09.064
- Bonakdar, L., Oumeraci, H. and Etemad-Shahidi, A. (2016) Run-up on Vertical Piles due to Regular Waves: Small-scale Model Tests and Prediction Formulae, Coastal Engineering, 118, 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.08.008
- Sedigh, M., Tomlinson, R, Cartwright, N. and Etemad-Shahidi, A. (2016), Numerical modelling of the Gold Coast Seaway area hydrodynamics and littoral drift, Ocean Engineering, 121, 47-61, doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.05.002
- Kamranzad, B., Etemad-Shahidi, A. and Chegini V. (2016) Temporal-spatial variation of wave energy and nearshore hotspots in the Gulf of Oman, Renewable Energy, 94, 341-352, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2016.03.084
- Kamranzad, B., Etemad-Shahidi, A. and Chegini V. and (2016) Sustainability of wave energy resources in southern Caspian Sea, Energy, 97, 549-559, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2015.11.063
- Etemad-Shahidi, A., Shaeri, S., and Jafari, E. (2016) Prediction of wave overtopping at vertical structures, Coastal Engineering, 1, 42-52, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.12.001