Dr. Amin Barari holds the position of Associate Professor in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He is director of a multi-institutional research laboratory with a clear focus on resilience assessment of offshore Wind Energy infrastructure. Dr. Amin Barari completed a PhD in the area of offshore geotechnical engineering at the Aalborg University (Denmark) in 2012 where he was subsequently employed as postdoctoral researcher at offshore foundations research group. Before joining the RMIT University, Dr. Barari was Associate Professor in geotechnical engineering at the Aalborg University working in the areas of offshore energy infrastructure and renewable energy, coastal resilience as well as seismic response of earth systems, with focus on offshore foundations for wind turbines and consequences of soil liquefaction.
He heavily contributed to attract more than EUR 20 million research funding awarded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme through i4Offshore collaborative project to introduce next generation (+16 MW) offshore wind turbine.
He is currently involved in a COWI Foundation project with the scope of simplified cyclic degradation method for next generation of monopile-supported offshore wind turbines. Moreover, he has recently started to lead an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie project (PRO-SLIDE), in which a probabilistic decision framework for resilience assessment of offshore energy infrastructures subjected to seismic submarine landslide will `be developed.
He serves in the International Technical Committee TC209 (Offshore Geotechnics) of the ISSMGE and has also been part of organizing committee in 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2017, Norway), 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2016, South Korea), International Conference on Ships and Offshore Structures (ICSOS), Hamburg, 2016 and Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Chicago, 2013.