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Position: Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

Organisation: School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland

Dr Danish Kazmi is a civil and geotechnical engineer, researcher, science communicator and sustainability enthusiast.

He is sharing his passion for sustainability. His PhD research investigated the use of crushed waste glass as a sustainable alternative to depleting natural and quarried (manufactured) sand in a construction application.

Dr Kazmi’s research focuses on developing sustainable geomaterials by recycling ever-increasing wastes as alternatives to natural aggregates in construction, helping the transition towards a circular economy.

Dr Kazmi is also a passionate science communicator and a double award winner at the UQ’s Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) at his school level. He won the Young Science Ambassador Award for the Wonder of Science Program, received the prestigious UQ Global Change Scholar Award and is a UQ Future Leader. His research has been featured in Medium, Endeavour Magazine (UK), Quarry Magazine and other well-reputed media platforms.

He has published two high-definition UQ-branded Video Abstracts to communicate his research to society more broadly.

He is a certified Carbon Literate, UQ Volunteer and Wellness Ambassador, and accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Dr Kazmi’s mentors at UQ are Professor David Williams and Dr Mehdi Serati.