Sina Fadaie Sestelani

Sina Fadaie Sestelani

PhD Candidate

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    Sina is a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) at Aston University, UK. Sina’s research career began in early 2014, as a research assistant at the University of Guilan, Iran, working on stability problems in Geotechnical Engineering. During his master program, he was awarded the outstanding graduate student and his thesis was recognized as one of the selected theses in the area of Geotechnical Engineering. Now, he is working on a multi-disciplinary project with the highest score in College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Studentship Awards (academic year 2020-21, at Aston University) that focused on application of Fibre Optic Sensors to monitor geo-structures.

    Research Interests

    • Computational Geomechanics: Finite Elements Analysis, Soil Elasticity and Plasticity, Limit Analysis
    • Stability of Earth and Man-made Embankments
    • Numerical Modelling
    • Structural Health Monitoring
    • Smart infrastructure 
    • Fibre Optic Sensing Technology
    • Analysis and Design of Coastal Infrastructure
    • 3D Printing Technology



    • Research Assistant, Aston University
    • Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Demonstrator, Aston University
    • Reviewer of ASCE, International Journal of Geomechanics
    • Reviewer of ASCE, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering


    • PhD Full-Funded studentship (Aston University), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK
    • Ranked top among students in M.Sc. Program
    • Selected as five finalists for the Future Game Changers Award, British Renewable Energy Awards, 2022, Title: Early-warning sensing system of stability of the ground in Civil Engineering made from bio-derived wastes or biochar-based materials
    • Winner of three-minute presentation (3MT) competition at Aston University and selected for representing Aston University in the national 3MT competition organized by Vitae
    • Best Thesis Prize, Municipal Congress, Iran (Held by Iran’s National Elites Foundation)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
    • Member of Construction Engineering Organization, Iran

    Contact Details

    Room Number: MB228


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