Mahdi Disfani is an Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at The University of Melbourne leading research on experimental investigation of granular geo-materials.

He is particularly focused on Internal Erosion and its impact on soil behavior and also new geo-materials made from recycled aggregates.

His work in collaboration with industry and supported by federal and state government agencies has led to impact in areas of transportation geotechnics, soil erosion and sustainable geotechnics.

Mahdi is currently representing Australia on ISSMGE Technical committees TC 202 (Transportation Geotechnics) and TC 220 (Field Monitoring in Geomechanics) and is a member for Standards Australia CE-009 (Testing of Soils for Engineering Purposes) committee.