Dr Pooria Ghadir

Research Associate

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Personal statement

I am a postdoctoral researcher with over 8 years of experience in the field of Civil Engineering. I have been leading research activities in several projects of international importance, collaborating with universities and companies in different countries and delivering breakthrough results that have found applications in industrial environments and are recognised with a significant number of citations from the scientific community.
I am currently working as a research associate at the University of Strathclyde on an EPSRC-funded project titled "An energy-free pump: nanoporous gels to passively lift subsurface water". This project aims to address the pressing challenge of water scarcity by developing a bioinspired pump capable of lifting subsurface water from considerable depths using natural atmospheric energy. 
My research interests are focused on the valorisation of construction by-products, CO₂ capture mechanisms, digital fabrication (clay and concrete 3D printing), understanding of basic principles of unsaturated soils, soil improvement techniques including biological and mineral approaches, biogeotechnics, stabilisation/solidification of contaminated soils, and Soil-Plant-Atmosphere interaction.

My research aligns well with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG 13 (Climate Action). I am committed to addressing pressing real-world challenges through innovative engineering solutions.

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Clayey soil stabilization using geopolymer and Portland cement
Ghadir Pooria, Ranjbar Navid
Construction and Building Materials Vol 188, pp. 361-371 (2018)
Investigation of soil stabilization using chitosan biopolymer
Hataf Nader, Ghadir Pooria, Ranjbar Navid
Journal of Cleaner Production Vol 170, pp. 1493-1500 (2018)
Effect of CO2 exposure on the mechanical strength of geopolymer-stabilized sandy soils
Razeghi Hamid Reza, Geranghadr Armin, Safaee Fatemeh, Ghadir Pooria, Javadi Akbar A
Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2023)
Stabilizers based on nanoclay and blast furnace slag to reduce wind erosion of sandy soil green stabilization of sandy soil
Izadi R, Mahinroosta M, Allahverdi A, Ghadir Pooria
International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (2024)
Experimental investigation of sandy soil stabilization using chitosan biopolymer
Amiri Tasuji MohammadReza, Ghadir Pooria, Hosseini Amin, Javadi Akbar A, Korayem Asghar Habibnejad, Ranjbar Navid
Transportation Geotechnics Vol 46 (2024)
Experimental investigation on the feasibility of using geopolymer products in soil nailing
Vosough Shahrad, Hataf Nader, Ghadir Pooria, Geranghadr Armin
Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (2024)

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Dr Pooria Ghadir
Research Associate
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: pooria.ghadir@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted